Hansjörg Zauner

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Hansjörg Zauner (born December 2, 1959 in Salzburg ; † June 30, 2017 ) was an Austrian writer and visual artist .


Zauner spent his childhood and youth in Obertraun and completed the secondary school (B-Zug without English) in Bad Goisern and the commercial school in Bad Ischl . He lived in Vienna and Obertraun.

He devoted himself to experimental poetry and prose, visual work, cine films (in Super 8 format ) and was editor of the magazine for new poetry SOLANDE . Together with Gerald Jatzek he was the editor of the anthology “Gedichte nach 1984” - poetry from Austria. In 1985 he was honored with the Theodor Körner Prize for Artistic Photography. In the 1980s he experimented with self-nude photos. In 1997/98 he had a studio in the Cité des Arts , Paris . In addition, he had numerous art exhibitions at home and abroad.

Hansjörg Zauner died at the end of June 2017 at the age of 57 from complications after a hip operation.


  • 1986 The folding of numbers, words spacing . Edition Ururszc, Vienna
  • 1988 MORE FLOWED POINT . experimental texts, victories
  • 1989 cut up speaking . edition neue texte, Linz – Vienna
  • 1990 CROSSROOMS LOESCHE STILLE . Gertraud Scholz Verlag, Obermichlbach
  • 1990 SIGNS MELT SENSE . G. Scholz Verlag
  • 1990 WORDED BY APPARATUS . edition mohs, Vienna
  • 1991 TONGUE BONES . Speech cassette G. Scholz Verlag
  • 1992 n. No word lasts longer . Passagen Verlag, Vienna
  • 1993 see cover . Passagen Verlag
  • 1993 we tip the flies out of the inflatable boat . edition aperta, Vienna (CD)
  • 1995 noisy lines in front of the hip . Droschl, edition neue texte, Graz – Vienna
  • 1996 title . Experimental texts, victories
  • 1997 my mouth the saegelloch towel . Ritter, Klagenfurt – Vienna
  • 1999 Jolly . Droschl, edition new texts
  • 2000 TONGUE BONES . Gertraud Scholz Verlag (as CD)
  • 2001 air rotates stock paper . Droschl, edition new texts
  • 2005 tightrope walker clutter . baribal, Vienna (with CD)
  • 2005 the oven sow must go . Droschl, edition new texts
  • 2008 luxury . Czernin Verlag, Vienna ISBN 3-707-60269-9
  • 2009 big free ride steep kisses . Czernin Verlag, Vienna ISBN 3-707-60303-2
  • 2012 the board writes . Ritter Verlag, Klagenfurt, ISBN 978-3-85415-482-2
  • 2013 She got stuck in her favorite song with ski sticks as a smile at Ritter Verlag, Klagenfurt
  • In 2014 we are now finally tipping the flies out of the dinghy film adaptation of the CD "let's tip the flies out of the dinghy"
  • 2016 99,144 poem nostrils shoot at me until everything fits , Ritter Verlag, ISBN 9783854155492



  • Karin Krautschick: Hansjörg Zauner's language experiment and the concept of the 'materiality' of language. (University of Leipzig: Diploma thesis, 1990 [1] )
  • Karin Krautschick: From the beginnings of the modern age critical of language to the current writing strategies of authors who work with language experiments. Trends in contemporary experimental poetry, examined using the work of the Austrian author Hansjörg Zauner. (University of Leipzig: Dissertation, 1995)

(See also the experimental film 8-lined-donkey by Karin Krautschick, made in 1990 , which offers a coherent visualization and interpretation of Zauner's texts.)

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Individual evidence

  1. pin: Experimental author Hansjörg Zauner died at the age of 57 . wienerzeitung.at, July 2, 2017, accessed July 2, 2017.
  2. Hansjörg Zauner. In: Kürschner's German Literature Calendar 2016/2017. Volume II: PZ. Walter De Gruyter , 2016, ISBN 978-3-11-045397-3 , p. 1116 f.