by Deborah PHILLIPS
2020 / 16mm & Performance / color / mute / Exp / 12' 00

Bethanien was once one of the largest hospitals in Germany, which closed in 1970. Since the mid-1970s, there have been artist-run printing workshops there, as well as studios and more. I'm always glad to be there. Live sounds can be made, also without DSP.

The sound of this film happens live.

1st part: please recite loud the English alphabet & do not say "Q" where that letter should be.

1 minute later, read this list:

A Ariadna
B beate
C Christine
D Dagie

as well as

D Deborah
E Elizabeth
F Friederike
G Gloria
H Heehyun
I Ilka
J Jo
K Klaus-Peter
L Lioba
M Mây
N Naoko
O Ole
P Philpp
R Ramona
S Sandra
T Töräkhanim
U Uschi
V Vera
W Wolfgang
X Xiaoer
Y Yonay
Z Zeynep

Then say: Artists come from all over the world to work here, as do people who come to visit them.

2nd part: please hit wood on wood to produce sound.

3rd part: please say (in your language):

"Gum arabic is made from the sap of Acacia semegalia trees, mostly in Kordofan province in Sudan".

Then repeat "Kordofan province in Sudan" two more times whenever you feel like it.

4th part: silent.


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (Expanded)
speed 24 fps
sound silent
original language German
rental fee 54,00 €