Ferdinand ‚Marshall’ KarlBorn in Vienna in 1955.
Scholar of Ernst Fuchs. Freelance artist as of 1980, numerous exhibitions at home and abroad. Has been working as ethnographic photographer in the South Seas since 1995. As freelance ORF filmmaker has realized documentaries on renowned personalities in culture and science (e.g. Fritjof Capra, Rupert Riedl, and Ernst Fuchs, ...). Lives and works in Vienna. Publications:
Fernweh nach dem Paradies, Mikronesien, Leben in der Südsee
Ferdinand Karl / Gabriele Weiss, Weishaupt Verlag 1999
Oasen der Südsee, Die größten "Kleinststaaten" der Welt, Ostmikronesien: Marshall-Inseln, Gilbert-Inseln, Nauru
Ferdinand Karl / Hermann Mückler, Weishaupt Verlag 2002
Gerald Y PlattnerBorn 1959 in Schladming.
After graduating from High School, and academic studies in Vienna and Salzburg, extensive travels through North America and Europe followed. Has been working as freelance press- and commercial photographer in Germany since 1979, illustrated article for “Stern” Magazine. Since 1983 director of photography and production manager at A1 Plus-Film Productions in Vienna. Formation of Yeti Agency and Film Production in Schladming in 1985.
Worked as ORF editor for “Wissen aktuell”, “Teleskop” as well as “Kunststücke” in the 1990ies, and created the documentary films Ölspur, … und am Anfang war das Öl.
In 1997 formation of an IT-firm focusing on web design and consulting. Since 2005 freelance photographer. Lives and works in Vienna.
Ferdinand 'Marshall' Karl and Gerald Y Plattner have worked on various art and film projects since 2002.
They presented “Fusionen” in 2004.
In 2005 they founded ARTV.at Society for the Documentation of Arts and have been developing the concept for [ARTist]s and [SCIENTist]s, a filmic & photographic cultural memory of Austria.
Since 2010 members of Künstlerhaus
Ferdinand 'Marshall' Karl, Gerald Y Plattner
Claudia AuerBorn 1969 Vienna.
Lives and works in Vienna.