Film Archive

Sections (Film Archive)

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 2021
Media Name: 0d1f38ea-94d8-4963-b890-69e121d8cb82.jpg
Ceuta’s Gate Randa Maroufi
A performative reconstruction sketches and condenses daily life at the border between the Spanish exclave of Ceuta and Morocco, which is crossed illegally by all kinds of goods.
Media Name: 0d1f38ea-94d8-4963-b890-69e121d8cb82.jpg

Ceuta’s Gate

Bab Septa
Randa Maroufi
Animation Perspectives 2021
Documentary Film
France,
Morocco
2019
19 minutes
Spanish,
Arabic
subtitles: 
English

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Randa Maroufi
Saïd Hamich
Randa Maroufi
Randa Maroufi
Luca Coassin
Ismael Joffroy Chandoutis
Mohamed Bounouar
Léonore Mercier

Everything seems neat at first in Randa Maroufi’s performative reconstruction. Cars form orderly queues; market women tie up their baggage. On the monotonous grey background, the scenes appear schematic, like a blueprint where suddenly everything becomes graphically condensed. Everyday life at the border between the Spanish exclave of Ceuta and Morocco, which is crossed illegally by all kinds of goods.

André Eckardt
#
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Migration
State of the World
Animation Perspectives 2021
Media Name: d4d788af-4ca7-4dd9-baee-ffc535ded8a1.jpg
Collapsing Mies Claudia Larcher
Mies van der Rohe, the architect of transparency: Here his building elements rotate, multiply and are superimposed on each other until the dizzying compression supplants the enclosed space.
Media Name: d4d788af-4ca7-4dd9-baee-ffc535ded8a1.jpg

Collapsing Mies

Collapsing Mies
Claudia Larcher
Animation Perspectives 2021
Experimental Film
Austria
2019
7 minutes
without dialogue

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Claudia Larcher
Claudia Larcher
sixpackfilm
Claudia Larcher
Alexander J. Eberhard

Mies van der Rohe revolutionized architecture with his radically reduced formal language of clear lines and transparency. Claudia Larcher pieces together his building elements – frames, columns, banisters –, makes them rotate around their vertical axes, multiplies and superimposes them until a dizzying compression is achieved which supplants the enclosed space and thus transparency.

André Eckardt
#
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
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
Media Name: 2e9cde5c-cc4e-46cb-9cef-3e6ae85fb8c0.png

Collection AR Face Filters

Collection AR Face Filters
Aaron Jablonski
Animation Perspectives 2020
Animated Film
Germany
2020
1 minute
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Aaron Jablonski
Aaron Jablonski
Aaron Jablonski

Painting, virtual sculptures, technophile hybrids of reality and illusion – Aaron Jablonski has been creating mobile face filters for social media channels since 2018. Sometimes they form a confusing swarm of echoes around a head, sometimes they come as spiky digital punk. His immaterial masks, hovering between fashion and art, conceal as much as they reveal about their wearers.

André Eckardt
#
Poesie und Grenzgänge
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 2021
Media Name: 427962de-670b-403d-97b4-8570c3510b79.jpg
Dramatis Personae Claudia Larcher
A real-life tropical holiday resort as a stage where staff and guests play their roles in tableaux vivants, hiding their faces behind carved emoji masks.
Media Name: 427962de-670b-403d-97b4-8570c3510b79.jpg

Dramatis Personae

Dramatis Personae
Claudia Larcher
Animation Perspectives 2021
Experimental Film
Austria
2019
4 minutes
without dialogue

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Claudia Larcher
Claudia Larcher

A real-life tropical holiday resort becomes a stage where staff and guests play their roles in tableaux vivants. They hide their faces behind carved emoji masks that serve – in the digital world – to express emotions and rate things. The result is a superficial and at the same time subversive semi-reality of linguistic, social and cultural levels of (mis-)communication.

André Eckardt
#
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Animation Perspectives 2021
Media Name: 41605e37-a98c-4978-b482-9cadf4165d08.jpg
Habitat, EP7 Paris Claudia Larcher
An animated architectural collage on the façade of the Paris cultural restaurant EP7 invites us to an irritating game of deception of lines of sight, angles and geometries in the life of the city.
2019
Media Name: 41605e37-a98c-4978-b482-9cadf4165d08.jpg

Habitat, EP7 Paris

Habitat, EP7 Paris
Claudia Larcher
Animation Perspectives 2021
Documentary Film
Austria
2019
1 minute
without dialogue

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Claudia Larcher
Claudia Larcher
Claudia Larcher
Claudia Larcher
Claudia Larcher
Claudia Larcher

The façade of the Paris cultural restaurant EP7 forms the presentation surface for an animated architectural collage. Staggered exterior views of buildings rotate. The game of deception of lines of sight, angles and geometries has an irritating effect. The spatial depths lure the eye into the supposed interior of the body behind the skin of the façade, which is at the same time the mirror of an urban architecture of restlessness.

André Eckardt
#
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Animation Perspectives 2021
Media Name: f8da920f-9c3f-4b6a-a9c3-ba6a336fe53c.jpg
Heim Claudia Larcher
A home in the middle of the day, only the electrical appliances are whirring. The camera gaze glides through rooms unfolded by the editing and captures uncanny, bizarre moments.
Media Name: f8da920f-9c3f-4b6a-a9c3-ba6a336fe53c.jpg

Heim

Heim
Claudia Larcher
Animation Perspectives 2021
Experimental Film
Austria
2009
12 minutes
without dialogue

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Claudia Larcher
Claudia Larcher
Claudia Larcher
Claudia Larcher
Claudia Larcher

A home in the middle of the day, only the electrical appliances are whirring. The camera gaze glides through the rooms and floors which are unfolded and seamlessly joined by the editing. Small oddities proliferate in the bourgeois habitat: an unanswered doorbell, an open freezer emitting light. Normality, perhaps unintentionally, whispers something uncanny.

André Eckardt
#
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
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.
Media Name: 8a99b1be-81a7-4205-b118-c9ff443a385c.png

Into Into

Into Into
Aaron Jablonski
Animation Perspectives 2020
Animated Film
Germany
2016
2 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Aaron Jablonski
Aaron Jablonski
Aaron Jablonski

During a ramble through the forest we see video colour fringes break through the shadows of the canopy. Rolls of thunder and birdsong spread as a deep red pixel moss carpet. Ambient sounds creep up from the distance to filter the visual world. Hallucinogenic data errors drag like scrapers across a discarded layer of paint. The forest becomes a cathedral for the eyes and ears.

André Eckardt
#
Poesie und Grenzgänge
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
Media Name: d8770dfa-3092-4fd2-8949-64fc68dd43b9.png

Kinect Particles

Kinect Particles
Aaron Jablonski
Animation Perspectives 2020
Animated Film
Germany
2020
1 minute
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Aaron Jablonski
Steffen Berkhahn
Tim Scherret
Ana Ofak
Tim Novikov
Aaron Jablonski
Tim Novikov
Aaron Jablonski
Giusy Amoroso
Bjorn Debergh

An infrared dot pattern scans body shapes to supply system information for fascinating volume images. The space casts are virtual sculptures, mouldable, with unstable aggregate states. DJ Dixon’s “Transmoderna” performance is pulverized to the beats of Mëhill’s track “Through Withdrawals”: waves of millions of luminescent coloured microbodies against a black infinity.

André Eckardt
#
Poesie und Grenzgänge
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
Media Name: 6073e7a1-f104-4fda-a9f1-73daf72e438e.png

Pyramid

Pyramid
Aaron Jablonski
Animation Perspectives 2020
Animated Film
Germany
2019
1 minute
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Aaron Jablonski
Aaron Jablonski
Aaron Jablonski

Our hovering gaze circles a free-standing rock on a wide plain. The recording gets stuck. At ever shorter intervals the massive rock formation breaks out of the solidifying background until data smears and artefacts accumulate as fine digital sediment layers and congeal into new formations. The video signal interference acts like a primal force of geological history.

André Eckardt
#
Poesie und Grenzgänge
Media Name: ec5942e3-409f-4921-a847-4a48534b2219.jpg

Self

Self
Claudia Larcher
Animation Perspectives 2021
Animated Film
Austria
2015
8 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Claudia Larcher
Claudia Larcher
Claudia Larcher
Constantin Popp

Nothing is closer to us than our skin. Its beautiful and less beautiful parts envelop the self, separate it from all else. A foray along naked parts of the body takes us from a shiny ridge via a rounded protuberance to a shady gorge. A neck. A belly…ear. A fellybear? Photos, videoclips and sounds form an irritating body collage.

André Eckardt
#
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries