Wellington, 2017

Kollektive Sicherheit is a short film and experimental video programme screened at Meanwhile Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.

Within the context of the historical and current political landscape in Germany, Leipzig based artists discuss various ideas relating to the concept of a collective identity. The starting point for each exploration are words, phrases or single sounds which are questioned by the inclusion of moving image – trying to make sense from an individual viewpoint or to deconstruct, at times with an ironic undertone.

Films by Sita Scherer, Susanna Berivan, Andrea Rüthel, Juliane Jaschnow and Stefanie Schroeder.

Special thank you to Jordanna Bragg and everyone at Meanwhile Gallery.

Organised by Megan Dieudonné and Andrea Rüthel.


Ruhe Frieden Sicherheit
Sita Scherer
09:53, DE

An analogue nightmare of the world, designed by 3000 - 3600 people who gathered in Dresden, Germany on April 25, 2016. Calm, peace and security are becoming replaceable terms which promote the closure of private homes, garden fences and the country's borders.

Susanna Berivan, Andrea Rüthel
04:50, DE

Verbal and visual instructions for the imitation of a communicative gesture. Deviations can be either accounted as mistakes or as new meanings.

Juliane Jaschnow, Stefanie Schroeder
13:33, DE

Dun·kel·deutsch·land [1] colloquial: a pejorative term used by the citizens from the former FRG for the new German Federal States - GDR; characteristic combination of words: coming from~; synonyms: no; no plural.