Anke Schiemann

Work         Information




As a media artist and filmmaker based in Berlin, I am interested in exploring new ways of narrative and shape them to immersive, often surreal installations. As a filmmaker a lot of my work used to be in classical film and TV production, therefore I am familiar with the grammar of cinema as we know it for more than 100 years and continue to challenge it in my work.  

In my very first video installation “Laura’s Dream”, a triptych, I played with the constant of the space time continuum in the classical narration. The order of the narration in “Laura’s Dream”was coincidental, reminiscent of the constellation of images by a fruit machine. I my recent video walk „ Ich bin Rosa“,  where the last 16 Minutes of Rosa Luxemburg are being told through her perspective, while passing the last stations of her life  until her violent death,  I challenged the idea  of how we consume filmic narrative; an audience facing a flickering rectangle in the dark room.
My aim as an artist is to deconstruct the cinematic experience of today to find new ways of perception and narration. I am currently developing a mixed VR/ live performance installation on a staged set. I like to experiment with these new forms of media such as AR and VR where grammar is not established yet and much scope for experimentation to be found. Through all my works, animation always served as a tool to inject a surreal element and/or bring fine art practice such as drawing and painting into the filmic experience. My background as a set designer helps me to design the stage  for these moments of distorted reality to take place.

Films I produced and directed have been shown on film festivals around the world.




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