7. Werkleitz Biennale Happy Believers
Festival Program
Picture Gallery
german version
Thursday 07.09.2006

12 a.m.
exhibition guided tour

2 p.m. Weinecksaal / Cinema
Introduction by Angelika Richter

Ein Wunder
Stanislav Mucha
DE 2000, 7 min,
Polish and German voice over with English subtitles

Saving the World
Maija Blåfield, FI 1999-2005, 55 min,
English and German with English subtitles

4 p.m. Weinecksaal
Artists Talk
with Andrea Büttner and François Bucher
Moderation: Angelika Richter
(in English)

6 p.m. Weinecksaal
Artists Talk
with Korpys/Löffler and Monika Oechsler,
Moderation: Anke Hoffmann

6 p.m.
exhibition guided tour

8 p.m. Weinecksaal / Cinema
Introduction by Angelika Richter

Kasino 2001
Tobias Kipp
DE 2005, 10:30 min, German with English subtitles

Christian Jankowski
DE 1999, 22 min, Italian with English subtitles

Thank You Jesus for the Eternal Present
Owen Land
US 1973, 5 min, English

Sieben bis zehn Millionen
Stefan Panhans
DE 2005, 5:39 min, German

Praise You
Music by Fatboy Slim, directed by Spike Jonze
GB 2001, 3:40 min

Preacher With an Unknown God Rob
Rob VanAlkemade
US 2005, 16 min, English

No Sir, Orison!
Owen Land
US 1975, 3 min, English

10:30 p.m. Weinecksaal / Cinema
Waking Life
Richard Linklater
US 2001, 99 min, English

10 p.m. Happy Believers Club
Red Skies Over Paradise
DJ Ektoplasma, Berlin

Artists Talk
Spiritual Visual Stories

A conversation with the artists Monika Oechsler and the artist duo Korpys/Löffler, moderated by Anke Hoffmann.

Monika Oechsler produced for the Werkleitz Biennale a new video work: There Is Only One Life. In the mixing of fictional characters based on figures from ancient myths, spiritual influences, popular and historical text fragments, and as a location London’s City, she develops a complex symbiosis that reflects the expression of our modern lifeworld. The artist speaks of the multiple thematic elements and references in her latest work.

During their stay at Rome’s Villa Massimo, Andrée Korpys and Markus Löffler for a year accompanied the now deceased head of the Roman Catholic Church with the camera. For a Life After Death can now seen as part of the biennial. In the conversation, Korpys/Löffler will talk about how their film documentation emerged, their way of working and the longing for immortality.