BURKINA BRANDENBURG KOMPLEXGermany, 2018, 19 min, Colour
A presumably African village, inhabited by Germans. The film Burkina Brandenburg Komplex describes a geographical construction that makes use of ‘our’ medial and collective image of Africa and puts it to the test through inaccuracies. An archaeological find is made in a mine: a Ferrari. We tag along with Joachim on his everyday rounds. He has his heart set on realising a common energy project. The Museum of Prussian Cultural Heritage is run by a black woman. She presents artefacts from Western consumer culture with a special emphasis on German products. Joachim is involved in the ritualistic production of energy in the village, but gets excluded when the ceremony is nearing its finale, finally catapulting himself out of the ‘story/history’.
Ulu Braun (1976, Germany) works and lives in Berlin. Between 1996 - 2005 he studied painting and film at universities in Vienna, Helsinki and Potsdam. He has been using the medium of video to explore the field between the visual arts and cinema since 1997. He is one of the key figures who have transferred painting into video art and have played a significant role in defining and further developing the genre of video collage. His works are regularly exhibited in art institutions and shown at international film festivals.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Germany, 2018, Berlinale, EFA Nominee
Berlinale, Germany 2018 - EFA Nominee
Mexico, 2018, Guanajuato IFF,
Guanajuato IFF, Mexico 2018 -
Romania, 2018, Bucharest IEFF ,
Bucharest IEFF , Romania 2018 -
Belgium, 2018, Leuven IShFF,
Leuven IShFF, Belgium 2018 -
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