During Filmwinter Festival 2004, Künstlerhaus continued ist collaboration with Wand 5 and presented a screening of works by Nina Könnemann (born 1971) at Stuttgart Filmhaus. The latest edition of A-Clips, which were part of Filmwinter Festival’s trailer, was exhibited at Künstlerhaus.
The starting point of Nina Könnemann’s films are public events: The morning after an open-air event (M.U.D., 2000), a housing estate that was hit by a small tornado (Tourbillon, 1999) and an entertainment strip in an English harbor city that was devastated by a storm (Pleasure Beach, 2000). The absence of the actual event is what makes these places interesting to Könnemann. She shows groups of people as spectators, participants or players. Könnemann shifts film scenes within chronology, adds post-produced scenes and cuts out others, twisting familiar viewing habits.
The idea behind A-Clips is using the spectators’ attention inside dark movie screening rooms to present them political and creative opinions. As of yet, two editions of short films were produced (1997 and 2000). They were inspired by advertisement aesthetics, which are used in a mocking, ironic manner. Each A-Clip is about 50 seconds and is screened in between the advertisement block before the main movie screening. The 55 A-Clips that are exhibited at Künstlerhaus, were produced in April 2003 in Berlin, London and Los Angeles. The main topic is “inner uncertainty”, the results, however, are very diverse.