11-17 NOV. 2019



“It starts with the laughter of children. Images shot from the late 1980s in the GDR to 2008 in Germany. These residual images have besieged my head, constantly reassembling themselves into new shapes that are further and further removed from their original meaning and function. They remain in motion. They become history. The material remains incomplete. It consists of what I held on to, what remained important to me. It is my picture” (Thomas Heise).
A montage of rushes and unseen footage from films made by Thomas Heise over the course of twenty years. Mostly without comment, these leftovers are decisive testimonials which help understand contemporary Germany.