Got grants for shooting my upcoming documentary "Le deuxième printemps/The second spring", which I will begin this year in Algiers. This time, I will travel with a great cinematographer. Will give me some flexibility I really missed recently. The script development is almost finished.
April 26. 2019.
Just filmed my interview with the great writer and filmmaker Eduard Schreiber. He is the first and last essay filmmaker from the GDR. Together with his wife Regine Kühn, he also realised the film "The dream of Trotzky", in which both analyse the beginning of psychoanalysis in Russia. It is a documentation about the role Leo Trotzky's in that, and further, a story about the student of Carl-Gustav Jung Sabina Spielrein, which was killed by the Nazis. Great movie!
February 24. 2019.
Preparing a lecture in Russia - the abstract:
Considering recent online activities such as video essays, predominantly introduced by the filmmaker and professional cutter Kevin B. Lee, which are related to the essay film or at least use the essayism as a method of audiovisual expression, the virtual desk or rather the desktop, became a geographical venue for artistic and intellectual reflection. In the tradition of the hybrid documentary and essay film, the physical desk has always been this place of examination. The audiovisual lecture will illuminate the desk as a dispositive for intensified contemplation, and further, try to carve out specifics in relation to the dramaturgy.February 23. 2019. Interview online on denkzeit.net about Made in Algeria. Click January 19. 2019. Deep in the jungle of research. Regarding the essayism and the criticism, how to compare the relation or ratio of analytical potential and progress? There is a need of a new definition of linearity in the age of hybrid moving images, I guess… October 06. 2018. Got an sound interview with Norbert Möslang, the sound artist of many films from Peter Liechti. This interview form was created for my upcoming film. The interview as a practice of acquisition of knowledge, will be questioned and defragmented. July 30. 2018.
Some impressions of the post production of my new film, which is in fact a real time production due to its essayistic and organic format.
July 24. 2018. Great shooting with Gerd Roscher in Odderade. This 68 influenced filmmaker and former student of Adorno and Horkheimer, has an incredible aura and a lot of to say. Happy to have had a perfect discussion within my upcoming film "The Essay".
June 03. 2018. Preparation for the 32. Film- und Fernsehwissenschaftliches Kolloquium (FFK) in Potsdam begins, a colloquium for the latest researches and results in film studies. Together with fabulous fellow members including Frédérique Dubois (www.netzdoku.org), we will try to reflect about a new and extended understanding of cinematic and artistic liberty in interaction with scientific procedures. April 24. 2018.