Whit other's Eyes, Berlin , 2015
In the summer of 2015, around 1,200 residents moved into the thirteen houses of Project N°1 of the “Mehr als Wohnen” building cooperative. “With Other’s Eyes” is a film project with which we accompanied this historic moment: From close proximity, we watched the emerging neighbourhood grow. Shortly after they moved in, we communicated in writing as silent directors with the residents of “our” houses over a period of six weeks. In the form of directing instructions, we asked them to explore the various locations of their new home by filming them. They are the actors in this film: protagonists and cameramen at the same time (click here for the trailer).
For the film premiere at Architektur Galerie Berlin, a pop-up cinema was built instead of a museum presentation. The two synchronised projection rooms allowed a real cinematic experience, where all attention was focused on the film. The foyer in-between featured two works by Piet Hein van Eek. The Dutch furniture designer arranges seemingly worthless material into artistic objects of utility. Lamp and counter were produced especially for this exhibition and are just as much “serial unique pieces” as the professionally cut raw material in our participative film project.