Four short 16mm films: Each SONG is accompanied by an image track consisting of black film pierced with a sewing machine. The Songs are without titles or credits, at best interventions. They are satellites of the installation THE SONG OF THE SHIRT (2020). Its film crew forms a choir and sings the short pieces, accompanied by music experiments from the project ZONKEY (Melitopoulos / Schroedinger). As a choir that doesn’t gain visibility and as a film whose surface is pierced, the Songs appear as intervention, as disruption or interruption, like Luddites of film. (Kerstin Schroedinger)
Production Kerstin Schroedinger. Production company Kerstin Schroedinger (Berlin, Germany). Director Kerstin Schroedinger. Music ZONKEY (Schroedinger, Melitopoulos). With Bernadette Paassen (choir), Sophia Sylvester Röpcke (choir), Natalia Rolón (choir), Wibke Tiarks (choir), Kerstin Schroedinger (choir).
Kerstin Schroedinger is an artist working in performance-based moving image and sound performance. Her historiographic practice questions the means of image production, historical linearities, and ideological certainties of representation. She researches the coinciding histories of industrialization and film. Her works and curatorial practice are often collaborative. Since 2017 she is a member of LaborBerlin, an artist-run analog film lab in Berlin.
Films: 2004: Das Monument (5 min.). 2007: anstatt dass (11 min.). 2009: as found (with Mareike Bernien, 15 min.). 2010: Rigid things can always be moved about (35 min.), Translating the other (with Mareike Bernien, 7 min.). 2011: Red, she said (with Mareike Bernien, 13 min.). 2014: Rainbow's Gravity (with Mareike Bernien, Forum Expanded 2014, 33 min.). 2015: Fugue (8 min., forum expanded 2016). 2017: Bläue (48 min., forum expanded 2018). 2020: Songs of the Shirt, The Song of the Shirt.