IN PRODUCTION: PARALLEL WORLDS. WHAT IS STILL REAL? Friday, 13 January 2023, ZDF aspekte

A “truth”, a “reality” has not existed for a long time. If there ever was one. Putin, vaccination deniers, Mark Zuckerberg and his Metaverse – since digitalisation, it’s easier than ever to build new worlds, find approval and confirmation for one’s own worldview and simply block out the rest. But what are the consequences for our lives when reality feels increasingly surreal? When one can no longer agree on and rely on truths, values and norms? What does this mean for togetherness in the global community? And can culture help us to successfully counter this development? Written and directed by Frauke Schlieckau. A Bottega Berlin production for ZDF aspekte. 43 min.

 

 

 

ON SCREEN: ALICE NEEL. FACES OF AMERICA: Wednesday, 16th November, 01.55 a.m.

With unusual psychological and artistic brilliance, Alice Neel (1900-1984) painted the most interesting subject she could imagine: People. Like many great artists of her time, she was mostly not very successful during her lifetime, and even after her death she was not duly recognized for a long time. Today she is one of the most important artists in America. For Neel’s entire oeuvre is an expression of the deepest humanity. In her paintings, the American captured souls and used socially relevant themes. But why did she paint portraits almost exclusively, and what made the genre so appealing? How did the American artist manage to capture people’s souls in her portraits? And what do Neel’s portraits and self-portraits reveal about the time in which she lived and about her own artistic soul? Written / directed by Frauke Schlieckau. A Lona Media production.

PRESS: “THE PAINTER ALICE NEEL. FACES OF AMERICA” IN THE MONOPOL ART FILMS WORTH WATCHING IN NOVEMBER

The art journal Monopol writes in its “11 Art Films Worth Watching in November” about Frauke Schlieckau’s documentary “The Painter Alice Neel. Faces of America”: “The film is a sensitive approach to a chronicler of her time and an appreciation of her (late-discovered) art.” You can find the full Monopol article, here.

The painter Alice Neel: Faces of America”, to be seen in the Arte Media Library, until 6 January 2023.

 

 

ON SCREEN: ALICE NEEL. FACES OF AMERICA: Sunday, 11/09, 4.51 p.m.

With unusual psychological and artistic brilliance, Alice Neel (1900-1984) painted the most interesting subject she could imagine: People. Like many great artists of her time, she was mostly not very successful during her lifetime, and even after her death she was not duly recognized for a long time. Today she is one of the most important artists in America. For Neel’s entire oeuvre is an expression of the deepest humanity. In her paintings, the American captured souls and used socially relevant themes. But why did she paint portraits almost exclusively, and what made the genre so appealing? How did the American artist manage to capture people’s souls in her portraits? And what do Neel’s portraits and self-portraits reveal about the time in which she lived and about her own artistic soul? Written / directed by Frauke Schlieckau. A Lona Media production.

 

ON SCREEN: RELOAD FOR THE ART WORLD. HOW ROBOTICS AND AI ARE CHANGING CREATIVITY. 10.09.2022, 7.10 p.m. 3Sat

Art is an expression of human experience, or so the conventional wisdom goes. But is this still true in the age of artificial intelligence, or can robots and algorithms also create works of art that touch us humans? Are the new technologies to be seen as an opportunity that expands and enriches the production of art, or rather as an approaching nightmare, because the machine threatens to replace man in the field of creativity as well? Written and directed by Frauke Schlieckau. A Lona Media production.

ON SCREEN: MUSIC OF THE FUTURE – HOW CLASSICAL MUSIC IS REINVENTING ITSELF. 21.08.2022, 7.10 p.m, 3Sat 

Opera and classical concerts are out. Audience numbers have been declining for years. Young audiences simply don’t want to hear anything more about classical music. It almost seems as if the industry has lost touch.  What must the industry do to successfully save classical music through the 21st century? And if so, how? Written and directed by Frauke Schlieckau. A Bottega Berlin production for Neue Zürcher Zeitung / SRF / 3Sat. 30 min

ON SCREEN: FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE. 13.06.2022, 7 p.m. 3sat Kulturzeit

“Would you take up arms for your country if the worst came to the worst?” For Maksym Rokmaniko, architect and founder of the Ukrainian Center for Spacial Technologies, this is no longer a theoretical question. He may have left his country, but he still fights for its liberation – with the tools and methods of architecture and forensics. Together with Eyal Weizman and the renowned research agency Forensic Architecture, he investigated the Russian attack on the TV tower in Kiev. Their goal: to counter Putin’s narrative with the truth. A production by Bottega Berlin Productions for ZDF aspekte/3Sat Kulturzeit.

ON SCREEN: MUSIC OF THE FUTURE – HOW CLASSICAL MUSIC IS REINVENTING ITSELF. 19.06.2022, 23.00, SRF

Opera and classical concerts are out. Audience numbers have been declining for years. Young audiences simply don’t want to hear anything more about classical music. It almost seems as if the industry has lost touch.  What must the industry do to successfully save classical music through the 21st century? And if so, how? Written and directed by Frauke Schlieckau. A Bottega Berlin production for Neue Zürcher Zeitung / SRF / 3Sat. 30 min

ON SCREEN THE END OF INDIVIDUALISM. DO WE NEED MORE PUBLIC SPIRIT AGAIN? 10.06.2022, 11 p.m. ZDF aspekte

The consequences of Corona, war, migration and climate change are unmistakable. Our society is in the midst of a process of active upheaval. ZDF aspekte asks: Do we have to limit our individuality in order to exist as a community? With Forensic Architecture, Oscar Murillo and Norbert Bisky. Written and directed by Frauke Schlieckau & Johannes Nichelmann. A production of Bottega Berlin Productions & Studio Jot.