VISUAL STORYTELLING (Selection):
FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE , FOR ZDF ASPEKTE & 3SAT KULTURZEIT
“Would you take up arms for your country if the worst came to the worst?” For the architect and founder of the Ukrainian Center for Spacial Technologies Maksym Rokmaniko, 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.
THE SELF-PORTRAIT IN ART
I create, therefore I am. Art is the expression of the uniqueness in the individual. Whether it’s Rembrandt, Dürer, Frido Kahlo or Cindy Sherman – anyone who wants to be an artist shows himself or herself and, in his or her art, his or her ego. But why? A short excursion into the history of the self-portrait. A Bottega Berlin production for ZDF aspekte and 3sat Kulturzeit.
FASHION DESIGNER EDWARD CRUTCHLEY – IS THE FUTURE OF FASHION GENDER-NEUTRAL
A male model in a ball gown, a man in a swimsuit: British fashion designer Edward Crutchley challenges the traditional understanding of gender roles with “genderbending.” For his current collection, the Briton was influenced by the queer culture of the 17th century. But is the future of fashion really gender-neutral? Written and directed by Frauke Schlieckau. A Bottega Berlin production for 3sat Kulturzeit and ZDF aspekte.
MIRNA FUNK IN PORTRAIT
The writer Mirna Funk writes zeitgeist novels with depth. She also speaks out on the campaign platform “Pink Stinks” about the care debate and discusses what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century on the hipster shabbat talk show “Freitagnacht Jews.” As a self-confident, optimistic woman, Funk thus stands for a new generation of German-Jewish literature that can come up with small talk on Instagram as well as literary texts with depths.” A television report for ZDF Aspekte. 5. Min.
Written and directed by Frauke Schlieckau. A Bottega Berlin production
In her podcast “Rembrandt, habibi,” which is well worth listening to, political journalist Amina Aziz examines the Dutch Baroque painter and his time with a postcolonial eye. For ZDF Aspekte, we join her on a visit to the exhibition “Rembrandt’s Orient” to look at the art of the public favorite and his contemporaries with irreverence, rather than reverence, for a change. For Rembrandt, artist at the center of a brutally expanding colonial regime, created a strange, fictional image of the Orient with his paintings. How should, how must one deal with it today? A television report for ZDF Aspekte.
Written and directed by Frauke Schlieckau. A Bottega Berlin production.