Deutsche Version


Director: Jochen Schmith    → show biography   
Country: Germany
Year: 2005
Synopsis: At the highway Hamburg - Hannover lies a showhouse exhibition which is brightly illuminated in the evening and appears like a settlement. The houses are completely furnished and deserted and their circular arrangement produces the character of a gated community. The arrangements in the residential unities produce pictures of a modular life idea which is marked by repetition and resemblance. For the production of the video, a cross-country vehicle was lent for a test run from an autohouse. In the sphere of the showhouse settlement the jeep was used as a camera-dolly. The cross-country vehicle is to be seen as a reflection in the window panes of the houses and acts at this moment also as an equipment object set in scene. In the USA a large part of the prefabricated house settlements are built in piled up marshlands. The soundtrack of the videoloop works with original sounds from Hollywood preserves which are used for the setting of films. An idyllic summer night atmosphere is simulated which is drowned at times by the noise of the highway.

Technical Attributes

Format: DVD
Rental status: rental upon request
Version: original language version
Running time (minutes): 7
Color: color