Loretta Fahrenholz Film Screening
20 February 2016, 15:00
Index presents a screening with two works by Loretta Fahrenholz, “Ditch Plains” and “My Throat, My Air”.
In her films, German filmmaker and artist Loretta Fahrenholz creates ambiguity in relation to levels of reality. The question of how to act as well as define social roles in daily life infiltrates her movies. Fahrenholz describes her process as essentially reactive and observational and calls her films ‘performative documentaries,’ suggesting hybrid forms and the performed nature of daily life.
“Ditch Plains” (2013, 30 min.) was shot in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and set in New York. In the movie, Fahrenholz follows members of the Ringmaster Crew, a New-York based dance group, who play with elements from popular culture such as zombie films and computer games. Rather than following narrative scenes, the dancers enact alienation in filmic forms.
“My Throat, My Air” (2013, 17 min.) documents life at home with former horror movie director, Fassbinder actor and Warhol collaborator Ulli Lommel. Fahrenholz follows the impulses of Lommel’s stepchildren, inviting the possibility of a self-fictionalising realism. This semi-fictional family drama was shot in the Westend of Munich.
Admission: 40 SEK