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ENGLISH TITLE
Documentation Report 0617 - 1118

Documentation Report 0617 - 1118 is an as of yet unfinished film and performance project that is divided into different episodes, displaying interactions with sites of surveillance, security and power in Europe. The architectures represent a particular point in time, where the different ways of life in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and the former East Berlin overlap.
In each city we film at least one intelligence service building or (former) site of activity; one cultural institution or public art work; one or more domestic houses or housing developments; and one political institution. The final edit including of all episodes should be completed by the end of 2018. Locations will be Berlin, Leipzig, Dessau, Sofia, and The Hague.

The first episode called Documentation Report (0617) was shot in Berlin in June 2017. The protagonist, wearing a hat modeled after a surveillance camera, moves through the city and carries out performative actions in front of cultural and government institutions, for example the building of the federal intelligence service. She seems to communicate with the surveillance cameras surrounding her.

Shot with a camera that doesn't record sound the film is silent like surveillance video. The shutter underwent a modification to admit more light, which gives the images its gauzy quality and coincidentally also approximates video. The medium of 16mm is related to issues of power. While data protectors and police argue over the legal retention time of digital surveillance recordings, 16mm negatives, due to their longevity, are still in use for capturing important government documents for archival purposes.