Hoyerswerda is a shrinking, with many of its citizens leaving the city. But eventually one of them comes back and initiates the dance theatre project "A city dances". The rehearsals for "Le Sacre du Printemps" are accompanied by reflections on the sacrifices we all make. Life paths full of disruptions become impressive dance scenes: Proof that one can overcome agony and make life dance.
Dance and Movie Project / Jun. 2018
A City Dances: Manifest!
Hoyerswerda is new, old, avoided, adored, famous and infamous. Since the collapse of the GDR and the loss of tens of thousands of jobs in the coal mining industry, the “former beauty” has lost its significance as an urban settlement. For the past 30 years, younger generations have been moving away, whole neighborhoods lost their purpose and the destruction and demolition of residential areas transformed the city
Art Project / Jun. 2015
the postcard project
I asked former residents of Hoyerswerda to send me postcards for a public art installation. More than 140 people answered.
Dance and Movie Project / Jun. 2014
Le Sacre du Printemps
In a 'A City Dances - Le Sacre du Printemps' (The Rite of Spring), 74 residents of the German town of Hoyerswerda are taking a surprising look at the biography of their personal tendencies.
Documentary / Feb. 2014
Jane Bondage - Making The Album
Following the Alternative Rock band Jane Bondage, this two-part documentary provides a comprehensive and intriguing look into the production process of what is to become the band´s debut album „Caustics“.
Art Project / Feb. 2014
Sundays & 365 days, 4 cities
Two long term photo project. 2012 and 2013 became the camera a constant companion.
Short Film / Aug. 2013
Short films featuring lyrics from the German song writter Gerhard Gundermann. The results of the art project are 5 short films, each by a different filmmaker. For my film I chose the song 'The Future'.
TV Documentary / Dec. 2012
Tóirse don Táin
A man's drive to enthuse the residents of Dundalk to rally behind his re-enactment of the legendary tale, the Cattle Raid of Cooley in an attempt to put the town of Dundalk on the irish tourist map.
Dance and Movie Project / Sep. 2012
A City Dances: Gundermann!
The project 'a city dances' of the Kulturfabrik Hoyerswerda goes on. This time the KUFA dance company invites all dance communities of the city to be part of an unique stage performance.
Dance and Movie Project / Jun. 2011
Hoyerswerda is alive!
What happens if a city, in danger of disappearing from the German landscape starts to dance? The city lives! Choreography, interviews and video sequences bring the changes of Hoyerswerda to the stage. Dance captures a moment of new urban culture.
Documentary / Feb. 2011
Stuart is from Melbourne, Brian from Jamaica, and James from Sydney: their passion is rugby union. Sprains, bruises and spilt blood are an average Saturday afternoon. The Sydney Convicts Rugby Union team is an outfit like any other in Australia except for one thing: Brian, Stuart and James, and all their teammates, are gay.
Dance and Movie Project / Jun. 2010
A City Dances
Hoyerswerda is shrinking. A difficult process, but also an interesting story for an unusual stage performance.
Short Films / Apr. 2009
far away - so close
Five short films about German immigrants from the sixties till the present in down under.
Documentary / Oct. 2008
alle anders - alle gleich
Hoyerswerda - Synonym for racism, a shrinking city and the end of a socialist dream. How is it to live in a town that once carried prestige for being a model town? Galina from the Ukraine, Suleyman, Sinan, Suzan from Iraq and Juthamas from Thailand shows us through Hoyerswerda with a camera, all the while they ask themselves: “Can I ever be happy here?“
Video Diary / Sep. 2007
On a Mission To God
Don Romero and Don Domingo, two Protestant Mayan priests travel through the highlands of Guatemala, on a mission to God. Between exorcisims, social work and family life, they are on a continuous search to be closer to their Almighty.
Documentary / Dec. 2005
They call themselves 'Ghetto´s Clan', 'Topomental' and 'Operando'. They are between 19 and 29 years old. Their passion is rap music.They write and compose songs about the life and death that surrounds them. Their homes: The ghettos of Bogota and Cali. Two of the largest cities in one of the most dangerous countries in the world, Columbia.
Interview Compilation / Jun. 2003
Hoyerswerda's vanished dream
A film about the lost dream of the former east German model town Hoyerswerda. The brave socialist experiment failed, the city is loosing their residents, the new buildings are being taken down. In interviews, the people from Hoyerswerda reflect about the hopes and difficulties they had, when everything began.
Documentary / Apr. 2001
In 1998, at the mature age of 38, Oleg ends his 30year classical ballet dance career. In November 2000, this once passionate Romeo loses his beloved daughter, his dreams and control over his finely trained body.