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01.12. – 31.12.2019

Clemens von Wedemeyer: 70.001

HMKV Video of the Month



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In the series HMKV Video of the Month, HMKV presents current video works by international artists for the duration of one month each. In December, we are presenting the video "70.001" by Clemens von Wedemeyer – selected by Inke Arns.

Clemens von Wedemeyer
Video, Colour, Sound, 16:9, 16:00 min, 2019

The Monday demonstrations in East Germany in 1989 to 1991 were a series of peaceful political protests against the government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) that took place every Monday evening. 70.001 is a speculative view of the events of 1989 from today's perspective. A computer animation is used to simulate Leipzig as hundreds of thousands of so-called digital agents move along the inner city ring. The crowd swells continually until the procession of demonstrators faces itself. The animation is accompanied by interviews with contemporary witnesses and discussions on digital culture.

Credits: CGI: celluloid VfX; VFX supervisor: Holger Hummel; CG supervisor: Simon Richter; CG artists: Paul Janssen, Alex Nietzold, Leon Petersohn; compositing artist: Matthias Wäsch; coordination: Sara Sarmien- to; sound design: Niklas Kammertöns, Neuton Berlin; studio assistants: Lukas Malte Homann, Alima de Graaf; production manager: Tina Maria Mersmann

Funding by: Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg

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