Plantage Dachau

by Unpleasant Affairs (Caroline Kapp & Manon Haase)
Supported by Cultural Department of the City of Munich
Co-Production SPIELART Theatre Festival 2023

SPIELART Theater Festival, Munich
‘Plantage Dachau’, installed by the SS in direct vicinity to the concentration camp and more widely known as the ‘Herb Garden’, was one of the Dachau concentration camp’s largest labour battalions. It formed a building block for the planned war of aggression and the autarkist fantasies harboured by the Nazi regime – a testing ground between esotericism and efficiency. 220 hectares of acreage were cultivated by up to 1,600 prisoners, mostly Jews, Sinti, and Roma. Many died during their forced labour work. Following 1945, the affair lay dormant at first, before the area was sealed under concrete and industry started settling. Automotive and screw manufacturing, a weapons store, brothels, and a pastry shop moved in. A small remainder of the installation lies fallow today; the former NS-edifices are being used for the homeless and refugees.

Performance collective Unpleasant Affairs invites the visitors to a take part in a performative inspection of the premises. How is this site that served the Nazis as a prototype for the research into compost, medicinal plants, and German herb production, therein adhering to anthroposophical principles of biodynamic agriculture, stratified today?

Photos: © Constanza Melendéz 

fake it till you break it

by Hybris (Felizitas Hoffmann, Theresa Hoffmann &Natalia Jobe)
Production: Felizitas Hoffmann & Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München 
Supported by „Stipendium für Medienkunst der Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, ermöglicht durch die Kirch Stiftung und Frau Regina Hesselberger“, Munich, Germany

"fake it till you break it" is a 4-channel video installation that deals with so-called "deepfake pornography". The project integrates personalities from politics and business to remind them of their responsibility and uses deepfake technologies to blur the line between reality and fiction.

90-95% of all deepfake content is image-based sexualised violence. Around 90% of this violence is directed against female readers. The face of an individual is copied onto pornographic content with the help of AI technology. The impression is created that this person is the performer in a porn film, even though this porn film was never shot in this way. The technology is now so good that a single photo is enough to replace a person's face so that the video looks deceptively real. The video installation addresses power structures and emphasises the responsibility of people from politics and business in relation to image-based sexualised violence against people who are read as female. The aim of the project is to present the new technology in a humorous way on the one hand and to expose the existing power structures on the other.


Das Leben am Haverkamp , Netherlands

In the dark streets of The Hague, the window of the Das Leben am Haverkamp studio will transform into an open air cinema! Every two weeks a new experimental triptych will be shown, presenting a new generation of image makers. Ranging from experimental film, to animation, to virtual fashion, the presented works explore the body and the act of dressing up as vehicles for change. Through speculative beings, they investigate the politics of the costumed body.

Felizitas & Theresa Hoffmann

01.12.2023 - 14.12.2023

In 2018, Theresa Hoffmann submitted several „Subject Access Requests" (SARs) to various organisations, companies and institutions in London to find out what kind of personal data is hold about her, how they use it and with whom they share it. Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation every citizen is entitled to ask to see any personal information, that is hold about oneself. In most cases, the contacted companies did not manage to provide the requested data. The film „Love at first byte" consists of parts of her received personal data from Transport of London (TFL) and puts this data in a creative narrative.

Based on the UK General Data Protection Regulation Felizitas & Theresa Hoffmann were allowed to obtain the surveillance camera footage of the London Underground (Transport for London) of the passenger 061651774505 and turn it into an AI love story.

Part of Hoogtij Den Haag.

Love at first byte

by Theresa Hoffmann & Felizitas Hoffmann

2022, Experimental Short / Germany; 6 min,  1:1.85, 2K DCP, 5.1 Dolby Digital, Colour, English; HFF
funded by the scholarship program Young Art and New Ways by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts

Based on the UK General Data Protection Regulation individuals have the right to access and receive a copy of their personal data, and other supplementary information (‘SAR’).
This law allowed us to obtain the surveillance camera footage of the London Underground (Transport for London) of the passenger 061651774505 and turn it into an AI love story.

2023, Best Experimental Film - The Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship Award, Filmy zakwalifikowane do Konkursu Międzynarodowego Euroshorts, Warsaw, Poland

Festivals & Screenings:
A Night of Shorts, The Social, London, UK

Freep Film Fest Film, Detroit, USA

InScience International Science Film Festival Nijmegen, Netherlands

44. Europäisches Filmfestival Göttingen, Germany

Filmy zakwalifikowane do Konkursu Międzynarodowego Euroshorts, Warsaw, Poland

Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), Tallinn, Estonia

Lange Nacht der Münchner Museen, Deutschland

ALCINE 52 - Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain

20minmax International Short Film Festival, Ingolstadt, Germany

Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, United Kingdom

ShorTS International Film Festival, Trieste, Italy

True/False Film Fest, Columbia, Missouri, USA

Bamberger Kurzfilmtage, Bamberg, Germany

Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg, Germany

Internationale Grenzland-Filmtage, Regensburg Germany/ Aš, Czech

Sehsüchte Filmfestival, Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany

OpenEyes Filmfest Marburg, Germany


Video documentation of the January 18-19th birthday celebration of Lindy Mary Montano presented by E.A.R.T.H. Lab SF, Franklin Furnace Archive, Grace Exhibition Space, Interior Beauty Salon, Streamside 7, Three Phase Center, and Unison Arts.
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