The “trans-artist” (due to his own words) Angela Hans Scheirl was born in 1956 in Salzburg, Austria. While studying restauration of art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (1975-1980) Scheirl begins to shoot super-8 films. In 1981 and 1982 Scheirl assists in Arleen Schloss' regular performance event "Wednesdays at A's" in New York City. Scheirl also does her/his own performances. In 1996 Scheirl takes on a transgender identity with the forename Hans. Until 1998 Scheirl makes more than 50 films in different formats, all of which challenge, in a performative way, traditional norms of sexuality and gender identity. Best known are the two feature films Flaming Ears (1991), co-directed with Ursula Pürrer and Dietmar Schipek, and Dandy Dust (1998). Scheirl lived in London for 16 years where (s)he completed an M.A. course in Fine Arts at Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2003. Since 2006 Scheirl is professor for "Contextual Painting" at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, there (s)he promotes the “trans” concept.
8 films by Ursula Pürrer and Hans Schierl.
A pop sci-fi lesbian, fantasy feature set in the year 2700 by Ursula Pürrer and Hans Scheirl.