by Deborah PHILLIPS
2011 / 16mm / color / silent / 1S / 8' 00

Although this part of Neukölln (a district in Berlin) has a reputation as a dangerous place, I see it, through golden late summer light, as an inviting place.
I have lived, for 10 years, on a side street of the Hermannstraße, first on the one side, then on the other. Gentrification has already commenced a few blocks north of where I live: there's a gradual progression heading south on Hermannstraße; closer to Hermannplatz, things get busier. North of the famous square is as trendy as in many other parts of town now.
This multimedia project (16mm film, installation and hand-made book) is an attempt to make the different segments of this street palatable to viewers: it's not a matter of relaying a message, but more a feeling of the place...


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound silent
rental fee 40,00 €