Stein! Berg! Kirche!

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!!)

Summer Is Over …

… 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!

Ode An Juni 2023

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.

6 Gigantic Pinhole Photos

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!

Where Is My June?

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”!!!!

Pixel Box

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.”