Born 1994 in Berlin, grew up between the Caribbean states, Paris and Berlin. Studied history and Protestant theology and completed internships with Mia Hansen-Løve, among others. Since 2017 she has been studying film directing at the University of Television and Film Munich. She is the publisher and editor of the film magazine REVÜ in Munich.
Films: 2023 The Taste of Life (co-director) | 2023 Hey, Denise (director, production).
2021 The Day Before (director, editing, screenplay) | 2020 Clairvoyant (director, screenplay)
Born 1996 in Bamberg. Lives and works in Munich. Since 2017 studying directing for documentary film at the University of Television and Film Munich. Works as a freelance cinematographer and director. Founding member of the film magazine Revü – Flugblatt für Film.
Films: 2023 The Taste of Life (co-director) | 2022 Alex in the Fields (production) – Starter Film Award of the City of Munich | 2021 Reality Must Be Addressed (director, cinematographer) – DOK Leipzig (Young Eyes Award) | 2021 Heal Me (cinematographer) – Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2021
2020 Elephant (Co-director) – DOK Leipzig 2020, FID Marseille 2021 (Doc Alliance Award)
Der Geschmack des Lebens (The taste of life) 79/19
1979/2023 | 30:00 min
Video, Sound | no dialogues
B: Carlotta Wachotsch & Johanna Seggelke | Archival material: Harun Farocki, “Der Geschmack des Lebens”, 1979
Is there something about a place that ensures that people move around in it in a similar way, without being aware of the place’s past?
In the summer of 1979, Harun Farocki roams the streets of West Berlin with a 16mm camera to capture images that reflect the “taste of life”. He films everyday scenes that happen in this or a similar way every day. Some 40 years later, we discover Farocki’s film, and go in search of its locations. Once seemingly chosen at random, now painstakingly researched. In the end, we find ourselves in the same place, and the past time seems to vanish into thin air.
The remake is not one in the classical sense in that it is not meant to stand without its original, but enters into a dialogue with it. As a 2-channel video installation, we invite you to either
either to watch one of the two directions, or to discover the parallels in the narrative that chance has created.
A project in cooperation with Antje Ehmann and the Harun Farocki Insitut.