Marzahner Oper (Marzahn Opera)

(3-channel-HD-video, 6-channel-audio installation, 15′, colour, stereo, 2016)


The „Marzahn Opera“ re-animates some figures from an east-german tv-soap opera that was shot in the just built highrisers of Marzahn in Berlin’s very east in the late 1970’s. In an architectural setting that ressembles east-german highrisers, some  scenes from „Einzug ins Paradies“ (moving in paradise, 1985) are appearing. The actors seem to stutter rhythmically: the sampled footage forms an electronic choir of everyday life and philosophical thoughts. The characters are sampled in short transformative loops so that their repetetive language turns into some kind of an electronic rap …