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56th October Salon Belgrade: THE PLEASURE OF LOVE

23rd September – 6th November 2016
Groupshow
Belgrade, Serbia
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BELOVED ENEMIES

SYMBOLISM TODAY

23 October 2016 – 19 February 2017
Groupshow
Clemens Sels Museum, Neuss, Germany
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Antenna Futura

Futurologische Übungen für das Unbekannte

15th September – 29th October 2016
Groupshow
Kunsthalle Exnergasse
Vienna, Austria
www.wuk.at
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GENEALOGY – Lecture Performance

28th August 2016, 19:00 h
SILENT GREEN KULTURQUARTIER, Berlin

in conjunction with:
HEADSHOTS
Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin
13 August –
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DAS HYBRIS-PROJEKT

HOCHMUT UND SYSIPHALE VERGEBLICHKEIT

5 June – 25 September 2016
ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany

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Festival Screenings II

Freedom & Independence

May – October 2016, Various Locations
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Medicine in Art

22nd April – 2nd October 2016
MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow
Krakow, Poland
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GESTATTEN, KÄSTNER

SPIEGELUNGEN, WIDERSPRÜCHE, DOPPELGÄNGER

11th March – 10th July 2016
motorenhalle, Projektzentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden, Germany
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TeleGen

THE LANGUAGE OF TELEVISION IN THE MIRROR OF ART 1960–2015

19 February 2016 – 16 May 2016
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz,
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Freedom & Independence Festival Screenings

February, March, April 2016

Various Locations
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FACE TO FACE

CHRISTOPH GIRARDET & MATTHIAS MÜLLER, BJØRN MELHUS, STEFAN PANHANS, MEG STUART

6 February — 12 March 2016
WEST DEN HAAG,
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ZONA MACO SUR

BJØRN MELHUS
as part of ZONA MACO SUR curated by João Mourão and Luis Silva

3 – 7 February 2016
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VON HIER AUS NOCH VIEL WEITER

Nachdenken über den Skulpturenpark

23 January 2016 – 8 May 2016
Kunstmuseum Kloster unser lieben Frauen Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany

 

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Der Raum zwischen den Personen kann die Decke tragen

Junge Sammlungen 03/ Sammlung Ivo Wessel

5 December – 22nd May 2016
Weserburg Museum fuer Moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany
www.weserburg.de
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Freedom & Independence on Tour

Festival Screenings in October & November 2015

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THE THEORY OF FREEDOM

BJØRN MELHUS

14 October – 6 December 2015
STUK Leuven, Belgium
Opening: 14 October, 8. p.m.
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TELE-GEN

THE LANGUAGE OF TELEVISION IN THE MIRROR OF ART 1960–2015

1 October 2015 – 17 January 2016
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
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BERLINROMA

– REVERSE INEQUALITY (PART 1)

20 September 2015 – November 2015
Opening: 19 September 2015, 7 p.m.
Galerie Patrick Ebensperger,
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REDEMPTION JOKES

16 September – 15 November 2015
Opening: 15 September 2015, 6 p.m.
NGBK,Berlin, Germany
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ARCADIA UNBOUND

13 – 20 September 2015
Opening: 12 September 2015, from 4 p.m.
Funkhaus Berlin, Nalepastr 18, Germany
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Ansteckend. Vorbilder des Gefühls

Passions in Cultures

29th May 2015, 7 p.m. 
Einstein Forum, Potsdam, Germany
Lecture in the context of a symposium (in
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DAS HYBRIS-PROJEKT

HOCHMUT UND SYSIPHALE VERGEBLICHKEIT

2 May – 16 August 2015
Opening 1 May 2015,  3 p.m.
HALLE 14, Leipzig, Germany
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Mix: Festival Participations

48h Chrono Berlin-Marseille

La Friche est Berlin, Festival
12.06. – 14.06.2015
La Friche la Belle de Mai, 41 rue Jobin,
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NGORONGORO

1 May – 3 May 2015, 10 am – 12 am
Opening: Thursday 30 April 2015, 2 pm – 12
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CREATING REALITIES

ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN ART AND CINEMA
CHAPTER 3: NEIGHBOUR’S YARD

16 April – 31 May 2015  
Pinakothek der Moderne and Museum
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SCREENINGS: FREEDOM & INDEPENDENCE

22/23 April 2015, 8 p.m.
KINO DER KUNST, Munich, Germany
kinoderkunst.de

2 May 2015, 5 p.m.
KURZFILMTAGE OBERHAUSEN, German Competition

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THE THEORY OF FREEDOM

3 channel high definition video installation, 13 min, 2015

Trailer:

Description:

In ’The Theory of Freedom’, we see the protagonists

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Unter Verdacht: Medien und Kontrolle

20 March – 11 April 2015
Goethe Institute Brussels, Belgium
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FREEDOM & INDEPENDENCE

4K Video, 15 min., 2014


To watch this film please contact studio(at)melhus.de for a password.

Synopsis (short):

The experimental short

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KEKS STATT KÜNSTE

C-Print, A4, 2014

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HEADSHOTS (1991 – 2014)

Captured from Film, Video and Production Stills
87 C-Prints, 40×30 cm, framed, 2014

Installation Views:

Bjørn Melhus: Headshots, Captured from

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MAESTRA

HD Video, 3 min. loop, 2009/2014

Synopsis: 

A masked rider who is armed heavily with high-tech equipment sits on the

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HEADHUNTER

Video Object, (HD Video, Stand-up Figure), 2014

Synopsis:

A headless figure is holding the head of the artist who is

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Pflasterspender

(Band-Aid Dispenser)
Found Object, 2014

Band-Aid Dispenser, Found Object, 2014

Must have for Friday 13th.

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RANDI I

Fine Art Print on banner material, 285 x 150 cm, 2013

RANDI I, 2013

 

Example of Installation:

RANDI I,

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BEARSKIN

Bearskin, Fine Art Print, 80 x 120 cm, framed, 2013

Bearskin, Fine Art Print, 80 x 120 cm, framed, 2013

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LIBERTY PARK

multichannel video installation, 2013
incl. 9 sets with 13 standup figures and billboard video, neon letters, door sign and 1

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Found, modified object, 2013

YOU ARE NOT ALONE Found, modified object, 2013

Detail, YOU ARE NOT ALONE Found, modified object,

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Heaven

HD Video for Vertical Flatscreen, 6:20 min, 2013

Demo Video:

This video was developed as part of the installation “Liberty

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HAUSER

A4, Visualisation/ Concept for a Work, 2013

HAUSER, A4, Visualisation/ Concept for a Work, 2013

When investigating the phenomenon of

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SUDDEN DESTRUCTION

Video HD, 4:20 min, (Screening Format), 2012
Video HD, 4:00 min, loop (Installation), 2012

Synopsis:

A man in a hotel.

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MADE ON MARS

LABEL
www.madeonmars.org

Made On Mars, Label, Spring Summer Collection 2012

 

 


 

 

 

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99 EUROS

C-Print, A4, 2011

99 EUROS, C-Print, A4, 2011

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DAS BADEZIMMER

HD Video, 5’10 min, 2011, black and white

Synopsis:

In reference to the trailer of Psycho (USA 1960), narrated in

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THIS IS MY HOME

5 channel video installation, 2011
(On 5 flat screens, size variable, 2’00 / 3’00 / 4’00 / 5’00 / 6’00 

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I DO NOT BELONG IN THIS HOUSE

HD Video for projection, 24 min., 2011

Synopsis:

In “I do not belong in this House”, the figure who seemed

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I’M NOT THE ENEMY

HD Video for Installation, 25 min., 2011
Screening Version: HD Video, 13:30 min, 2011, Germany

Very short synopsis:

Is it

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NIGHTWATCH | NACHTWACHE

2010, 3 channel video installation (HD, SD mix): 7 tents, 1 billboard, 1 video projection

Synopsis:

The meaning of the

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AFTERLIFE

HD Video, 7:10min, 2010, colour

Synopsis:

Vast desert expanses extend out in our imaginations as life after death, the white

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CENTER OF THE WORLD

HD VIDEO, 25 min., 2010
Norwegian with English Subtitles

Synopsis:

Time flows through the bottleneck of an hourglass like grains

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TREEHOUSE #1, #2 & #3

TREEHOUSE #1

Video, Installation for Treehouse and 1 TV, 3:29 min, loop

Synopsis:

Lights blink in the treehouse, sounds of

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HECHO EN MEXICO

HD Video for installation, 4 min. (loop), 2009

Synopsis:

HECHO EN MEXICO was realized in Mexico City during a one

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BEAGLE III

Video Sculpture (Driftwood Sculpture and TVs), 2009

Description:

BEAGLE 3 is an outlandish looking video sculpture the exterior of which

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MARS RECOVERY

Object and Text Video, 2009, 5:37 min, loop

Description:

MARS RECOVERY includes videos, photographs and objects orbiting around the once

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Random Superheroes

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SLOGAN SERIES

Photo Series, ongoing

FLYING BLUE
C-Print, 30 x 40 cm, 2008

 

CUT & GO
C-Print, 30 x 40 cm,

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SCENERY MARS

Video, 2009, 5’10, loop
(part of MARS RECOVERY)

Synopsis:

The projection which is part of the work Mars Recovery/ Mars

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CRITICAL SYSTEM ALERT

12 Channel Installation on 12 Photo Frames with Video Option, 2009
(stand alone work, but often presented together with Mars

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OMEN

Video, HD animation, moving image loop, 2008

Synopsis:

In OMEN five identical, muscular men march over the globe in synchronised

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DEADLY STORMS 333

9 channel Video Installation for 9 vertical flat screens on 3 walls, 2008, 7 min.

Synopsis:

Deadly Storms 333, is

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SCREENSAVERS

SCREENSAVERS for Osram Seven Screens
interactive media installation on LED Screens/ installation in public space

Synopsis:

Screensavers is the name

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I-MAN U-MAN

C-Print, 80×80 cm, mounted on Alu Dibond, 2008

 

 

 

 

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DEADLY STORMS

3 channel video installation on 3 vertical plasma or LCD screens, 42″ (minimum size)
7’00 min. loop, 2008

Synopsis:

DEADLY

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MURPHY

Video, 3:45 min., 2008,
Video Installation, 3:30 min., loop, 2008

Synopsis:

The videolight sequence is based on sound snippets from

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THE CITY

Ongoing video project, variable in installation size, 2007

Synopsis:

In “The City” night time views of major cities around the

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THE MEADOW

Video (DV),  28:38 min (loop), 2007
Screening Version: 29:40 min, 2007

Synopsis:

In order to engage an increasingly commercialized society

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99 FLOORS

Single Channel Video for Flat Screen, 11:35 min, loop, 2007

Summary:

Elevators form the essential travelling experiences of vertical urban

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THE CASTLE

Video, 2:30 min, 2007

Synopsis:

By considering the cinematic conventions and stylizations of movie trailers, THE CASTLE manipulates visual content

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POLICIA

Video, 2 frames, loop, 2007

Synopsis:

Exhibiting a paradoxically static yet active Mexican police helicopter, appearing to be simultaneously vigilant

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EMOTION FIELD #1

EMOTION FIELD #1 – The Odd Couple (German)
3 channel installation (synchronized) for 16 TVs, 2007, 7’15” (loop)

Synopsis:

Such

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EASTERN WESTERN PARK

6 channel installation for 3 projections, monitors and tent, 2005, 11:15 min, loop

Demo:

Documentation:

Synopsis:

Eastern Western Park is

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BEHIND THE MOON, BEYOND THE RAIN

Video, 2 channel installation, 7:50 min, loop, 2005
Screening Version (single channel), 7:50 min, 2005

Synopsis:

“Behind the Moon, Beyond

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CAPTAIN

Video, 2 channel installation, 14 min., loop, 2005
Screening Version: HD Video, 14:20 min, 2005

Synopsis:

As a child, Bjørn

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HAPPY REBIRTH

Video, 1:30 min, 2004

Synopsis:

Marilyn Monroe is a cultural sex icon, and her singing happy birthday in a sultry

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FIGHTING THE FORCES OF EVIL

2 channel installation for 6 TV screens, 2003, 7’30 min

Synopsis:

Bjørn Melhus´ video installation “FIGHTING THE FORCES OF EVIL”

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STILL MEN OUT THERE

6 channel (synchronized) installation for 18 TVs, 10min, loop, 2003

Synopsis:

Composed of eighteen television monitors, installed on the floor

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I’M YOUR TV

Video, 0:28 min, 2003

Synopsis & Background:

In spring 2003 the US American art collector Cliff Diver, (owner of C.P.

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AUTO CENTER DRIVE

16 mm film transferred to video, 28:00 min, 2003

Synopsis:

By quoting the most diverse identification models from the memory

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DIE UMGEKEHRTE RÜSTUNG

(THE INVERSED ARMORY)
Video, 2002, 23:42 min, loop
In collaboration with Yves Netzhammer

Synopsis:

Die umgekehrte Rüstung (The Reversed Armory)

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SOMETIMES (Fire in Zero Gravity)

Video Installation, 2002, 5 channel installation on 10 TVs and 4 projections, 8 min. loop

Bjørn Melhus, Sometimes, 2002, Video

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THE ORAL THING

Single Channel Video, 2001, 8 min., loop
(for screening or installation)

Synopsis:

The Oral Thing casts the TV host as

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PRIMETIME

3 channel installation for 29 consumer TVs, 1 projection, 5 video cubes and stage, 1o min., loop, 2001

Bjørn Melhus,

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WEEPING

Video projection, 7 min. loop, 2001

Synopsis:

In Weeping (2001) Melhus assumes the role of a televangelist preaching the way

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GOOD MORNING NEW WORLD

Video, 58 min., 2000
Compilation of 75 TV excerpts from year 2000 New Year’s broadcasts from all over the world

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SILVERCITY 1+2

Video Installation, 2 channels, 7 min., 1999,

Silver City 1 (Silver City ist weit weg/ Silver City is far away)

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AGAIN AND AGAIN

Installation for 8 Monitors, Video, 8 min loop, 1998

Synopsis:

In the video installation “Again & Again” Melhus tells—not without

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ARRIVAL DEPARTURE – DEPARTURE ARRIVAL

Video Projection on 2 screens / 2 LED cubes, 6:05 min, loop, 1998

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OUT OF THE BLUE

Video, 6:27  min., 1997

OUT OF THE BLUE presents a subjective and informative response to being part of the first

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NO SUNSHINE

Video, 1997, 6 min., loop (for installation)
6’15 min. with titles for screening

Synopsis:

Depicting pairs of infantile doppelgängers floating

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BLUE MOON

Single Channel Video, 4 min., 1997
Double channel video/ installation, 4 min., 1997

Synopsis:

“Mickey went to Europe, the Smurf

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WEIT WEIT WEG

(FAR FAR AWAY)
Film, 16 mm transferred to Video, 39 min., 1995

Story:

With her green bow in her hair,

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REINIGUNGSKASSETTE

(CLEANING TAPE)
Video, VHS, 60 min., 1993

Synopsis:

Inside the TV lives someone … occasionally they clean their window and

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JETZT (NOW)

Video, 5 min., 1993

Description:

White forms and shapes emerge and vanish against a black flickering screen. An anthem and

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DAS ZAUBERGLAS (THE MAGIC GLASS)

Video, 6’00, 1991

DAS ZAUBERGLAS considers subjectivity in regards to media culture, viewing and being viewed, and the positions of

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ICH WEISS NICHT, WER DAS IST

(I DON’T KNOW WHO THAT IS)
Video, 3 min, 1991

Film Synopsis:

An abstract collage from segmented videos, produced and

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AMERICA SELLS

Video, 7 min., 1990

Synopsis:

July 1st 1990 marked the day of monetary reunification between East and West Germany. The

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TOAST/ CORNFLAKES

TOAST, film, 16mm, 1986, 1 min.
in collaboration with Anne Maar (Super 8 version, 1:30 min)

Toast, buttered or not,

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