So at some point, when I was looking at the village sign where my parents live, I thought: “Stein! Berg! Kirche! … Stone! Mountain! Church! … Rock! Paper! Scissors!” …
and a new film idea was born.
3 women playing it, simply having fun. Mountain beats stone, stone beats Jesus (Church) and Jesus divides the mountain.
They played it, I filmed it. Super 8 of course, black and white. It’s been developed and right now waiting to be digitized, then edited. I recorded voices and laughter.
Let’s see what I can tinker!
Thank you, Mama and Antje and Birgit (and my brother who is holding the subtitles!!)
I made this picture by mistake … it is a film still from my new “Ode an Juni / Ode to June” film. I used a very expired Ektachrome colour film and this is what I got: something muddy pink!
But I love it …
Here’s the June film!!
… at the Baltic Sea recently!
… and my gigantic exhibition is history!
I loved it! People loved it! 10 days … I was there every single day from beginning to end, performing live developings with different soups every day, talking to hundreds of people, swimming in my images and my sounds.
I found out that I am able to spread joy.
Here come some of my favourite pictures, made by me, my brother, Andrea Vollmer and Gabi Stang!
One more week and then my exhibition will open its doors!
I feel good. We have time. We work and prepare. It will be huge! If you have time and space: come by!
Funny how I got into embroidery … These are my 9 recent flags. Film quotes and unfinished ideas inspired me. Find them hanging in the tree at my big exhibition!!!!
Now I start editing my 11th Ode an Juni / Ode to June film!
“In diesem Monat werde ich sehr viel unterwegs sein, Workshops und Filmfestival und Bokel, wo der geheimnisvolle Zirkuswagen steht und seinen Zauber voll entfaltet und wo ich eigentlich hauptsächlich die coolen netten Hühnchen abfilme!
I will be on the road a lot this month … a workshop, a film festival and Bokel, the Bokel, place of the mysterious gypsy caravan which is unfolding its magic … the place of funny and friendly free running chicken!
Und wo es das schönste Freibad von ganz Norddeutschland gibt! They have the most beautiful public pool of North Germany there!”
Shot completely on super 8 (what else …) … it will be about 20 minutes long. Here is some info about all my June films.
Click on the image and get transported to their website: Art Link Berlin, the online magazine for contemporary art – an interview with me! About my upcoming exhibition!
Fern and shadow, Bild und Abbild, plant and projection, summer and wind …
Another summer pinhole photo!
… and some beautiful summer clouds.
From A to B … on a highway, on a path … take a moment to just sit and stare into nothing!
Here they come: 6 pinhole photos, printed on real photo paper, mounted on aluminium-Dibond, covered with a UV protection layer. For my exhibition in August. We were all a bit nervous so we met and opened them together, me and my curators.
They are fantastic. Can’t wait to see them hanging on the wall with some good light spots on them!
Here is the LINK to the exhibition in August in Berlin!
Watch this, it’s funny! (German)
I found these!
Me little girl, it was Easter, I remember, at Grandma’s house, in her little garden: looking for Easter eggs!
This is for me one of the most beautiful sounds!!
Click on the image and you will fly to youtube to watch it!!
Beautiful posters at Silent Green, Berlin and one of them is mine, hooooray!!!!
I just realize: I haven’t posted anything in my beloved month June. Why not? I can say I was fucking busy … too busy … one fat workshop in Braunschweig, one film festival in Hamburg, many films to develop … I just forgot it.
But I did not forget to film. To film each and every day a little bit of super 8 for my “Ode to June” film. The little symphony. Finished now, waiting to be developed, scanned and then … edited into “Ode an Juni / Ode to June #11”!!!!
Auntie Google translates it as “A whoosh of a film frame” and I like it!
My new favourite film picture. Coming from my film “Die Perfektion der Mücke / The Perfection of the Mosquito”
Neulich / recently in the middle of the city, green Münster!
Just so. Passing through.
I saw these in Münster … I love them … seems like they pixel their surrounding, their behind …
I tried to find something about the artist who did it and I found this:
“Auf eine neue Ebene der optischen Täuschung brachte es der Künstler Smoe Nova im letzten Jahr, indem er mehrere Kästen an einer vielbefahrenen Straße im Norden Münsters in einem aufwändigen Prozess über mehrere Tage quasi verpixelte – er bemalte die Kästen in einer Pixel-Optik. Der Effekt: Die Stromkästen verschwinden nun quasi im Stadtbild und mit dem dahinterliegenden neuen Gebäudekomplex.”
… which translates as: “The artist Smoe Nova brought it to a new level of optical illusion last year by pixeling several boxes on a busy street in the north of Münster in a complex process over several days – he painted the boxes in a pixel look. The effect: the junction boxes now disappear into the cityscape and with the new building complex behind them.”
A lovely cinema (Lichtmess-Kino in Hamburg), a great shortfilm program (curated by my friend and cinema maker Dorit … and me): 20 films that make us happy! … a more than half full cinema, nice green vodka-jelly drinks in between and after the show! What a glowing evening!
Recently I met a lovely cat called JoJo!
Recently I was invited to the Kurzfilmtage / Short Film Days at Oberhausen, a middle size German town, but a big size famous film festival, well known for its weird choice of more or less experimental films!
I found coincidential beauty on my night walk back to my hotel.
I found a new hobby! Stitching! Embroidery! Freestyle!
I wanted to make a flag for today’s filmshow at my LA friends‘ studio (they have it for 3 months here at Göteborg’s Konstepidemin, I’m just a visitor) … so I thought: why not polish my skill of spontaneous stitching! Two afternoons and the new flag is ready!