EXCESS is an expanded cinema performance that we developed to end a night of experimental film in Kunstwerke Köln; the program -Avantgarde, Politik und Psyche- curated by Peter Beyer. The performance was also performed at Heidelberger Kunstverein so accompany the exhibition of Joscha Steffens GHOST / WARRIOR.

The images consist of historical german found footage 16mm film of the second world war as well as hand-processed, laser-printed 16mm contact prints. The two-channel-screening was accompanied by a reading and electronic and acoustic live-sound performance in cooperation with the sound artist and musician Elizabeth Fuegemann.

Within this piece we worked with theory and poetic texts by Jose Ortega y Gasset, Paul Virilio, Albertus Magnus and Soeren Kirkegaard to establish a relation between the footage, the sound and the topic of the event.

exhibition history:

Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
Kunstwerke, Cologne, Germany