Category Archives: Video

“Resist Tanz” at the 33rd Hamburg International Short Film Festival – June 6-12, 2017!

Our short film “Resist Tanz” is premiering at the 33rd Hamburg International Short Film Festival – June 6-12, 2017! We are in the Three Minute Quickie “Flotter Drier” Competition. This year’s theme is “Resistance.” You can read more about it here:¬†http://festival.shortfilm.com/en/programme/competitions-jurys/three-minute-quickie-competition/

And see the other selected films for 2017 here: http://festival.shortfilm.com/en/selected-films-2017

You can check out Adina’s (the other creator of the film!) website here!

See you there!!

http://festival.shortfilm.com/en/

Unmarked Package: A Case for Feeling Insecure

Over a weekend in May 2007, the Institute for Infinitely Small Things set out to research insecurity in Chicago’s public places using unmarked packages. They ceremoniously carried over a hundred white packages (each marked “UNMARKED PACKAGE”) to different neighborhoods in Chicago and set them up in locations where people feel insecure. These included: the South Side, Daley Plaza, Thompson Center, Millennium Park, Little Village, Douglas Park and Hyde Park. At each temporary installation of unmarked packages, the Institute polled members of the public about insecurity, fear, and anxiety in relation to both the unmarked packages and other possible threats to public safety. The nine-minute video showcases the results of this weekend’s research.

Mauerweg in Sections

In Spring of 2011, we decided to do a walk around the Berliner Mauer (Berlin Wall.) The walk is 160 KM and split into 14 sections.  You can read more about the Berlin Wall Trail here.

Here is a documentary of our journey around the Berlin Wall Trail in sections.  If you would like to watch it all as one film go here.

In this section, we start at Potsdamer Platz in Mitte and end at Warschauerstraße in Kreuzberg, completing part 1 of the walk.

 

In this section we start Warschauerstraße in Kreuzberg and end past Schönefeld Airport at Rudow, completing parts 2, 3, and possibly part of 4.

 

In this section, we start where we left off at Rudow U-bahn station and end at Lichtenrade S-bahn station, completing part 4.

 

In this section, we start at Lichtenrade S-Bahn station and end at Wannsee S-Bahn station, completing parts 5, 6, and 7.

 

In this section, we start at the Wannsee S-Bahn station and end at the Hennigsdorf S-Bahn station completing parts 8 and 9.

 

In this section, we start at Hennigsdorf S-Bahn station and end at Wollankstraße S-Bahn station, completing sections 10, 11 and 12.

 

In this section, we start at Wollankstraße S-Bahn station and end at Nordbahnhof S-Bahn station, completing part 13.

 

In this section, we start at Nordbahnhof S-Bahn station and end back at Potsdamer Platz, completing part 14 and finishing the walk!

Mauerweg Full Movie

In Spring of 2011, we decided to do a walk around the Berliner Mauer (Berlin Wall.) The walk is 160 KM and split into 14 sections.  You can read all about the Berlin Mauer Trail here:

This film documents our our entire journey around the Berlin Wall Trail.¬† It’s also available in sections here.

Prague Carpet of Love

On July 22, 2010, participants in Prague were asked to draw on the street to create a carpet of love. Organized by Jana Sukupova. Shot and edited by Nicole Siggins. Music by Cavity Kid. www.korakor.fr

Streets of Berlin

I was a camera operator as part of the “Streets of Berlin” project, a group of volunteers in Berlin and a video platform interested in getting the unheard stores¬†of the people who live on the street in Berlin out into the world. ¬†The videos are in German.

In this episode we meet Turan, a man of 58 who has struggled for years with heroin addiction. To earn a living, he has collected returnable bottles or sold lighters on the street. Previously, he also sold clothes at flea markets or bars.  He used to steal bicycles to sell them in order to pay for his habit but he does not take part in any criminal matters these days, since he firmly believes in karma. In this first video, Turan describes how he could not even find his old workplace on a day without heroin.  He also states that he no longer believe in friendships and prefers to live his life alone.

In this second part,¬†Turan talks about¬†criminal behavior, the paralysis of his father, the comparison between Kreuzberg and Steglitz (neighborhoods in Berlin) and people’s eating habits. He also describes how he developed a heroin addiction that started with smoking hashish. ¬†Turan has three children at the time of the taping of this interview, aged 31, 27, and 24.

 

You can find the Streets of Berlin Facebook here.

You can find all of Streets of Berlin’s videos on their YouTube channel here.