Planschen

2008

Installation view: Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany



16mm reversed on DV-PAL

Two formats:
- 1-channel video, 5:05
- 7-channel video installation, 1:25

Concept and direction: Christian Niccoli
Camera: Andreas Steffan
Camera assistant: Andreas Hartmann
Editing: Susanne Krauß
Sound design: Roman Strack
Compositing: Rudolph Germann
Cast: Anja Barth, Gaia Bartolini, Steffi Leon, Thomas Lichtenstein, Christian Meier, Michel Schüler

Realized in collaboration with:
Institut für neue Medien, Rostock, Germany
Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Potsdam, Germany

Supported by:
Kodak Deutschland, Germany
TV Synchron, Berlin, Germany

Description:
The video „Planschen“ metaphorically embodies the lack of anchor points we experience in our
time and is represented through a mass of people swimming around in the middle of the ocean;
each one supported by his own tyre-tube. The protagonists are 3 women and 3 men floating next
to each other. During the 5-minutes video they start gazing each other, sometimes with looks
filled with jealousy, sometimes filled with deep sarcasm.





Mark