Film Archive

Sections (Film Archive)

Jahr

Countries (Film Archive)

An Islington Resident

Documentary Film
UK
2010
6 minutes
subtitles: 
No

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Max Colson
Max Colson
Inkliing
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson devotes a photo series and a short documentary to the London rapper Melanin 9. The black musician is a highly critical observer of how the British hip-hop scene reaffirms media stereotypes. Colson is faced with a similar problem: How can he adequately portray his protagonist in documentary terms?

André Eckardt
Animation Perspectives 2019
Call of Beauty Brenda Lien

“Gloria Kosmetika” – radiant and confident, two women promote cosmetic products on their video channel, along the lines of: You’re naturally beautiful, but there’s room for improvement.

Call of Beauty

Animated Film
Germany
2016
9 minutes
subtitles: 
English

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Lena Reidt, Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Laura Krestan, Kim Lotte Stöber
Anabel Möbius, Lili Ullrich
“Gloria Kosmetika” – radiant and confident, two women promote cosmetic products on their video channel, along the lines of: You’re naturally beautiful, but there’s room for improvement. Backstage and in leisurewear at the editing computer, storms of doubt are coming up: influencer or servant of the machinery? This web space odyssey of the 2010s ends with a trip through an animated product galaxy.

André Eckardt

Call of Comfort

Animated Film
Germany
2018
9 minutes
subtitles: 
German

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien, Tim Seger
Brenda Lien
Leonie Link, Julia Merkschien, Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Lena Beck, Brenda Lien, Christopher Weingarten
A fixed, subjective camera. Confidentially but resolutely, a young woman leans toward us and begins the personality optimisation treatment. “Update installed”. Immovable, helpless, chipped for the future, all data capitalised. “Accept”. Wellness turns into science fiction horror, cosmetic gold dust into a toxic threat. The belated victory of HAL 9000.

André Eckardt
Animation Perspectives 2019
Call of Cuteness Brenda Lien

Cat videos are an epidemic. They are a tool to generate attention and clicks. They demonstrate how a creature becomes a control element for human fits of emotion.

Call of Cuteness

Animated Film
Germany
2017
4 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Oliver Rossol
Cats are highly individual creatures. Cat videos are an epidemic. They are a tool to generate attention and clicks. They demonstrate how a creature becomes a body object and control element for human fits of emotion. Brenda Lien offers a drastic parody of this video language. The pain of abuse goes deep under a skin of amazing graphic design.

André Eckardt
Animation Perspectives 2020
Media Name: 2e9cde5c-cc4e-46cb-9cef-3e6ae85fb8c0.png
Collection AR Face Filters Aaron Jablonski
Confusing swarm of echoes or spiky punk – immaterial masks, hovering between fashion and art, conceal as much as they reveal about their wearers.
2020
Animation Perspectives 2019
Construction Lines Max Colson

The luxury real estate project in London goes three floors deep underground. The neighbours imagine perverted orgies and apocalyptic scenes.

Construction Lines

Animated Film
UK
2017
8 minutes
subtitles: 
No

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
The luxury real estate project of a foreign multimillionaire in London goes three floors deep underground and offers lots of food for bizarre speculations among the neighbours. Using the “SketchUp” planning software, Max Colson visualises all the perverted orgies and apocalyptic scenes imagined by the concerned citizens. The cropped 3D model drifts untethered in the vacuum of prejudice.

André Eckardt
Animation Perspectives 2020
Media Name: 8a99b1be-81a7-4205-b118-c9ff443a385c.png
Into Into Aaron Jablonski
During a ramble through the forest we see video colour fringes break through the canopy. Hallucinogenic data errors drag like scrapers across a discarded layer of paint.
Animation Perspectives 2020
Media Name: d8770dfa-3092-4fd2-8949-64fc68dd43b9.png
Kinect Particles Aaron Jablonski
The fascinating virtual sculptures of a deep scan are moulded and pulverized to electronic beats: waves of millions of luminescent coloured microbodies.
2020
Animation Perspectives 2019
Le Medina: Notes from the Focus Groups [excerpt] Max Colson

A housing project in Rotterdam comes up against cultural limits. A flight through a 3D design illustrates how the architectural concept borrows from Arab urban architecture.

Le Medina: Notes from the Focus Groups [excerpt]

Animated Film
UK
2016
3 minutes
subtitles: 
No

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
From “Le Medina” to “Le Medi” – a housing project in Rotterdam comes up against cultural limits. A flight through a 3D design illustrates how the architectural concept borrows from Arab urban architecture. Speech bubbles with comments by potential buyers are crowded between the lines of the drawing. For all their love of the exotic – the acceptance of foreign lifestyles only reaches as far as the Mediterranean.

André Eckardt
Animation Perspectives 2020
Media Name: 6073e7a1-f104-4fda-a9f1-73daf72e438e.png
Pyramid Aaron Jablonski
A camera flight around a free-standing rock gets stuck in the moving image. Data smears and artefacts accumulate like layers of sediment and create new formations.
2019
Animation Perspectives 2020
Media Name: f3858220-e1e1-4e37-a1a0-65514fb1b713.jpg
Something About Silence Patrick Buhr
Life instructions from nowhere: “Take a deep breath, say YEEES!” But the anonymous guru becomes a chattering flâneur through his own psychedelic universe of problems.
Animation Perspectives 2019
The Green and Pleasant Land Max Colson

The British pillar box has long faded from former glory. And so has the whole Kingdom. In his live animation, Max Colson recreates a seemingly factual United Kingdom.

UK

UK
2018

The Green and Pleasant Land

Animated Film
UK
2018
14 minutes
subtitles: 
No

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Max Colson
Max Colson
Kevin MacLeod
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
The British pillar box has long faded from former glory. And so has the whole Kingdom. In his live animation, Max Colson recreates a seemingly factual, infographic United Kingdom. He chooses figures and textures from digital libraries and scales them into a quirky virtual paradise that is brexitarily susceptible to arbitrary shifts of meaning.

André Eckardt
Animation Perspectives 2020
Media Name: ab2f00b3-2e0e-467e-a4b8-156462ecaa0d.jpg
The Train, the Forest Patrick Buhr
A pylon waves its tentacles. The gaze tries to bring order to the jumble of lines and sketches anew what can be assembled from the remnants of perception.
Animation Perspectives 2020
Media Name: 0f4920cb-63c3-446a-991e-ac69bfba4678.jpg
Venetian Snares: Szamár Madár David OReilly
A computer animated music clip to dark breakcore beats celebrates effects and mysticism. But suddenly the abrasions of a vulnerable digital DNA are revealed.
Animation Perspectives 2020
Media Name: f8f8c51f-bba5-4522-b8cb-1a04298264df.png
Virtual Void Aaron Jablonski
An Instagram user surface ripples, turns into a graceful feedback vortex and attempts to impress in virtual space. Its motif: the absence of a photographic object.
2019