MeTube: August sings Carmen´Habanera´

In a combination of dance club and SM dungeon the director, Daniel Moshel, stages a minutely choreographed trip into the subconscious: While “Habanera” booms in Schram’s magnificent techno remix, genders and realities collide and overlap, and suppressed emotions noisily forge ahead. MeTube is more than a music video: It´s an homage, critique and pointed love letter ...Read More

MeTube 2: August sings Carmina Burana

After Elfie and her nerdy son August successfully proved themselves on their home webcam in MeTube 1, the odd pair venture onto the street to present the biggest, boldest, and sexiest operatic flash mob the internet has ever witnessed!

MeTube 3: August sings 'Una furtiva lagrima'

The third part of the internationally award-winning MeTube short film series. This time the intergalactic music nerds August and Elfi conquer the opera stage and orchestrate their final adventure in an opulent manner. Part three, two-and-a-half times as long as the first, now follows the logic of expansion: located in an opera house during a running performance of D...Read More

Issues With my Other Half

In Issues With my Other Half, deep-seated fears are visualized as surreal nightmares. Things get really creepy when the upper and lower torso of a woman move separately on two swings, one behind the other. Or when her head mutates into a cellphone on which she scrolls while bent over. Any laughs die down when an arm becomes a baguette that a knife cuts open, or when...Read More


When you are a child, you imagine that toys and furniture come to life as soon as you look away. Freud calls this phase “magical thinking” when one half hopes and half fears that things are able to keep a secret from us. In her short film series “Recyclers,” animation artist and sound designer Nikki Schuster takes up these thoughts and lets items culled from the tr...Read More

Keep That Dream Burning

Rainer Kohlberger´s eight-minute film keep that dream burning begins with extremely fine black-and-white particles that flutter across the screen. Coagulating into rough structures, they transform into a storm of jagged artifacts and steadily changing spots of light. With the introduction of the flicker effect, the floating electronic sound turns into a piercing rhy...Read More


Nikki Schusters animistica opens with the viewer awakening as if inside a restless dream, transformed into a strange vermin. The camera assumes the perspective of an insect burrowing through the dark crumbling underground, kindred to the community of beetles swarming under the idyllic green facade of the lawn in David Lynch´s famous opening sequence of Blue Velvet. ...Read More

Me, Myself and I

The triplet in the title basically give it away already: identity in the digital age, especially in the face of image production and reproduction processes, is subject to incessant multiplication. Or to put it another way: the ego, what one could also call the “digital subject”, is now subject to a technologically fuelled tendency to splinter, while also being shrou...Read More


The skin is the body´s largest sense organ: delicate and at the same time extremely robust, it has to fulfill various functions, from excretion through to storage of nutrients. Although one hopes to shed it at a metaphorical level, it simultaneously serves as the bearer of our identity, which can be written on, marked, and changed. It is more than simply a shell, mo...Read More


Fast forward. A camera rushes across Argentina´s stone desert toward a cactus and crashes headfirst through an opening into the plant´s interior. There, a view opens up of an eerie universe. Vibrating insect wings beat, swishing against one another, glistening with a toxic beauty, and wind themselves out from a plastic bottle top. Then they transform into little Spu...Read More

Uncanny Valley

Paul Wenninger traces the arc of representational history to representation-critical parable: he straddles the Uncanny Valley with motifs from found footage material from World War I, which he connects to the actors´ performances, to bring them into the image again using techniques from animation and then, with a diorama, to land in a museum-like ambiance. What the ...Read More