On the roof terrace where I work, the first time of the year, yeah – the snow is gone! There’s a breath of coming spring! I hear the heating / air condition humming, I hear the far away sound of the subway squeaking at Gleisdreieck where it dives down into the ground, I drink a lemon verbena tea and capture the light!
We like colours, movements, nature and sometimes people. We also like to in-camera-edit our films!
Ooooooh winter please go away and make place for flowers and sun!
Filming laughing constructing networking eating building fucking sharing funning creating.
I was once in the FBI. I used to assemble cornflakes and walrusses around me and teach them how to use Russian developer tanks, using organic phenol containing beetroot and tulip soups (waiting for the sun) … in order to develop ordinary small format black! and white! films …the results are amazing. They eiffeltower every tetenalic kodakious plain plan play film. They are amazing. They make the world great again. Sad. True. Love.
…. taken on a cloudy snowy afternoon with my oval twinhole peppermint camera!
Spontaneous filmmaking. Me and my lover, a super 8 camera, a TriX film, very bad German winter weather, a village, no people around, just one dog called „Bine“ (Biene = Bee) … some pun about merde and la merde and lametta … a tripod, no wind, good mood, a field full of fallen winter apples that I collected and used later for developing this very film.
And I must say: when I go out filming I make the experience that almost never there’s anybody feeling offended – could be because super 8 cameras look very much like toy cameras, could be because I smile, could be because I don’t come around with an army of a crew … I don’t know … well anyway that lovely old lady just popped out of her cozy house, smiled at the scenery and popped in again. Loved her.
Here’s the film >> X
I am happy. I am analog. I share a darkroom with my brother. We de-dust enlargers, trays, tanks, we tinker darkening panels for the windows. We start to work. Pictures, films, papers, regular and eco developing experiments, red light, orange light, nice smell and beauty. Winter is not that frightening any more.
…. in my exhibition!
It’s us: me, my brother and my friend.
We fought hard for this space, now we have it. Workspace, darkroom, kitchen, light, dark, Kreuzberg, warm, sexy, full of energy.
Come and see us and our pictures.
Wow, this manspreading hero has taken three seats. Three seats wooaaah applause yeah yayayay!
OK folks, I’m really pissed now, I’d have never thought that it would come to Berlin, to Kreuzberg: a TINY glass of wine! Normally you get 0,2 liters and it costs whatever … from 3,50 to 8 € which is all ok depending on the quality of wine and location … but today I had the choice between 0,1 and 0,5. I asked the young nice barman what if I am thirsty and would like to have 0,2 and he answered: then I’ll bring you 0,1 twice and you will have clean glasses each time!
Well stick your clean glasses wherever you like but 0,1 is just ridiculous! I don’t need homeopathic portions, I need a genuine old fashioned portion, I need something in my hands, I need something that I can rely on.
Plus … now it’s getting really oberspiessig (square / suburban): their glasses have EICHSTRICHE! I can’t believe it! A white mark on the glass saying this is 0,1 liter and don’t go beyond! Don’t step into the land of plenty! Don’t exaggerate! Don’t drink full pleasure!
Apothekenbar am O-Platz, hip kurz „Ora“, du hast auf immer verschissen.
Weiterstadt has spooky houses and streets but the friendliest open air film festival in the world!