EXPANDED CINEMA PROJECT BY PHILIPP HAUSS AND MARTIN SCHEPERS
COSTUME DESIGN: SVENJA GASSEN, DRAMATURG: THILO FISCHER
VIDEO/SUPER8: DAVID VON DER STEIN, MAX SÄNGER
LÜNEBURG; GREIFSWALD, KELHEIM, LENGERICH, GERMANY
With: Tabea Bettin, Maximilian Brauer, Susanne Bredehöft, Alexander Khuon, Dietrich Kuhlbrodt, Daniel Lommatzsch, Franz von Reden, Falk Rockstroh and Sebastian Weber
50 years after Kodak introduced the new Super8 film format at the Photokina trade fair, an analogue/digital film container rolled through Germany for four weeks in summer 2014.
The focus of this project was amateur Super8 material, which was digitised and assembled into new fictions, performed as part of a staged "family evening with friends". Between two containers - one as a kind of mini-cinema for viewing together, one for processing and editing - the newly assembled film was shown on a screen, actors slipping into the roles of relatives, friends (and lost) sons and daughters.
Citizens were invited to search their attics ("Speicher"), cellars and closets for Super8 films and feed them into the art project. Everyone who provided their film recordings received a DVD with their own films.