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

Sieben bis zehn Millionen

Stefan Panhans: Sieben bis zehn Millionen
The face of a man wearing an orange and red chequered hip-hop camouflage cap and a thick fur-lined hood stares at us with piercing blue eyes and stubbles – from the front, constantly, almost aggressively.
Sweating and in a kind of hysterical staccato and a cool mixture of slang one is more familiar with from music videos, he tells us about how he goes about buying a certain high-tech hardware which is not further identified.
With almost sectarian, preacher-like vividness, he speaks about exhausting 'work' of consumption, the daily confusion and the paranoid moments in today's shrines of consumption. Via the meticulous, obsessive, nightmarish search for a product, he becomes completely caught up in the attempt to attribute something mystical, almost pseudo-religious, to making a purchase decision.

In his video and photo series like Red Light, White Sands, Plack Palms (2002), Stefan Panhans addresses forms of self-production and the seductions of the film and commodity worlds. His work o.T. was shown at the 4th Werkleitz Biennial real[work] (2000).
Courtesy of Galerie Olaf Stüber, Berlin www.galerieolafstueber.de