Original Sin

Video for Performance | Germany | 2017

Collaboration between performer Susanne Sachsse, students at Phil Collins's seminar at Academy of Media Arts Cologne, the band Xiu Xiu, Vaginal Davis, Marc Siegel et al.

My segment consisted of hunting scenes shot at former sites used by the governing elites of East Germany in the forests of Brandenburg.

The first projection at Berlin's Silent Green crematorium cupula consisted of two-channel videos projected onto windows.

"The actor Susanne Sachsse transforms the story of her admiration and disdain for her grandmother, Luise Brand, into a concert/performance. In poetic texts that are sung and spoken from different perspectives by multiple narrators, she connects the story of Luise Brand to contemporary questions: What was everyday life like for a working woman with two children in the GDR? What is the difference between a house under socialism and one under capitalism?"

Presented at Silent Green, Berlin; Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne; FFT, Düsseldorf; Müncher Kammerspiele, Munich