PETER IS DEAD (PETER IST TOT)
Found Footage Video
HD
German
15'
Amsterdam (NL)
2012

Peter is dead. Why do humans make puzzles? Does photography conserve memory? What is a good story? Why is one interested in the life of a stranger? How do you read a stranger?
This video consists of photographs which the artist found in the garbage bin of my house. The essence of a stranger's life was thrown away. A fictive biography based on analogue photographs tells the life of Peter, the truck driver and barkeeper from West-Berlin, who could also have been called Klaus or Jürgen. Why were these pictures thrown away? Does Peter not deserve to be remembered? Or do we just want a good story?

„PETER IS DEAD“ was awarded the First Prize at „NOW & AFTER 14“,
International Video Art Festival, Moscow, RU (2014)


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KIK Peter_450pxInstallation shot, KIK Kino International Berlin (D), 2016


produced with the support of Pepinieres Europeennes, TransArtists Map Program & Stichting Buitenwerkplaats

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