The found-footage films of Christoph Girardet are montages and manipulations of excerpts from documentary and dramatic films, preferably from the 50s and 60s.
Selection, cut, repetitions, acceleration and collage are fundamental principles of the film production, Christoph Girardet is making use of the analytical approach of its own medium. Not the image and narrative context, but development of the film and its stylistic devices are part of the aesthetic considerations.
3-channel video installation with sound I 12 minute loop I Developed in 2010
Sometimes strange, often depressing: Silberwald (silverwood) is focussing on the over-staged integrity of German post-war cinema. Three synchronized projections show constantly changing tableaus which reveal the interchangeable drafts of images of the so called “Heimatfilm” (film with regional background) and simultaneously demand the viewer as suggestive panoramic landscapes. The seemingly harmless appearances, gestures and plots of the archetype protagonists inside their attributed construction of nature are densifying Silberwald into a tale about relationship and loneliness, rivalry and lack of orientation, fear and suppression.
LichtRouten-Site: Parking lot Karolinenstraße
Today, the parking at the EGC (Founding and Developing Center) between Lutherstreet and Karolinenstreet ist used by the plastics institute. It was built in 2011 and has a size of approximately 2,000 square meters. Before, it was used by the car dealer Piepenstock and earlier by a tire retailer.