Konrad Adenauer – Set of 10 documentary video-loops, B/W, 3 to 5 minutes arranged in groups of two or three films referring to each other. In each group only one loop has sound.
Starting with the young Konrad Adenauer during the 1919 Revolution, this set of films follows his political career and the historical events that have taken place in Germany until his death in 1967. Konrad Adenauer was the first German Chancellor after WWII.
The loops have been commissioned by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and are part of the permanent exhibition in the Konrad Adenauer Museum in Königswinter/Bonn (Stiftung Konrad Adenauer Haus).
Research, concept development, collection of materials from national and international archives, film editing and final production were all done by me.
First example: ‘Stunde Null’ (End of WWII)
Second example: : ‘Leben in Trümmern’ (Life in ruins)
Third example: ‘Weimarer Republik’(Weimar Republic). During this time Adenauer hold the position of Mayor in the city of Cologne.
This example also simulates the visual relation and interaction between loops that are played back next to each other.