First Step / Erster Schritt

Documentary | Germany | 2016 | 55'


A three-part diary on the heritage of Jewish culture and cultural politics in Germany. 2014: An inactive Jewish cemetery in my German ancestors’ village, kept and narrated by my grandmother’s cousin; 2015: the vibrant Cologne synagogue and the new generation of Germany’s Jews prepare for the spectacular Jewrovision song and dance competition, where Germany’s communities compete with choreographies and re-interpretations of pop songs; 2016: Lebanese artist Walid Raad's opening in Stommeln, at a former synagogue-turned-art-space amid claims for the emancipatory German-Jewish heritage and the legacy of the Holocaust.



July 2016 // Kindly Disinvited, Group Show @ Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne, Germany
December 2016 // KHM-Prize from the Circle of Friends of the Academy of Media Arts. Award winners' show @ Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne