my castle your castle
»I saw my castles fall today And crumble into dust beneath my feet.« –Ray Price, I Saw My Castles Fall Today, 1957
The artist invited guests into the shell of Berlin’s City Palace, which has more or less overriden the Palace of the Republic in architectural terms: one guest had been one of the builders of the symbolic GDR edifice, while the other had organised its demolition. The setting of the discussion at the coffee table appears theatrical, and in fact the scene is transferred, using artificial fog, to the performance of two queer cowboys. Who does the castle belong to?
Kerstin Honeit works with experimental documentary moving image formats. In her films, she examines mechanisms of representation in hegemonic image production, in connection with cultural and linguistic modes of translation. She focuses on the politics of the (film) voice and on how the voice as a queer event within moving images can upset the gaze regimes of the dominant culture. Kerstin Honeit. Voice Works/Voice Strikes (ed. McGovern) was published by b_books in 2022.
Filme von Kerstin Honeit (Auswahl)
Why or Why not? 2020 | [ˈzi:lo]5 2019 | PANDA MOONWALK or WHY MENG MENG WALKS BACKWARDS 2018 | my castle your castle 2017 | ich muss mit ihnen sprechen 2015 | Pigs in Progress 2013