2020 | To my Imaginative Feminist Friends

video HD, color, sound, 32 min.

toronto international women film festival | 2021
los angeles independent women film awards | 2021
LGBTQ-unbordered international film festival | merit award | 2021

"To my Imaginative Feminist Friends" is a conversation that the artist had with two bouquets of flowers during the Berlinale film festival in 2019. The conversation appears in form of subtitles and turns this film into a concentrated reading piece. The conversation is a chronological reflection of the films which the artist saw during the festival. The choice of the films was connected to the artists interest of feminism and the question what is female sexuality and where does it appear in films and reality. The film reflects also on the situation of a film festival as such. What stays with us after a film screening, what’s inspiring and how films give us the chance to look into the past to reflect on our presence.
2017 | LIFE REMAINS ART I (2015-2017)

slide installation, wood, paint, slide projector, 74 slides, ceramic feet, / ca. 5 x 5 x 2,50 m / West-Germany, Berlin

Like in LIFE REMAINS ART II (2015-2017) this slide show is a collection of pictures which were taken with a mobile phone during a period of two years and which were transfered to analog slides after. The pictures appear chronologically as they were shot and they narrate - partly hidden, partly obvious - an erotic monologue to a person who was deeply desired but most of the time physical absent. Like the video LIFE REMAINS ART II (2015-2017) those pictures are an attempt of self-assurance but they are also a collection of pictures representing a story of great eros which caused tremendous artistic, intellectual, spiritual and physical pleasure.

2017 | LIFE REMAINS ART II (2015-2017)

video HD, color, sound, 52 min. / West-Germany, Berlin

There are moments of heavy break downs in life. How to get out of such crises? What strategies you have? The camera of my mobile phone allowed me to collect randomly moments which have given me pleasure though being in such crises. This film is a chronological collection of moments appearing along the way which were collected unintentionally and then being put together to one film creating an atmosphere of their own. This film is a proof that an artist view never disappears, no matter how deep and existential a crises is.

2013 | Der letzte Blick


HDV, 45 min., colour, silent, 2013

A two years research project about writers who committed suicide in exile as a personal and political response to Hitler-Germany. The film is narrated by the writers original texts and today pictures taken of the places where they committed suicide. The writers of the film were Kurt Tucholsky, Stefan Zweig, Ernst Toller and Klaus Mann. In German language only.
2012 | SINGBOX

2012 / Sound-Installation, wood, shoes, fabric, iPod, speakers / 1,50 x 1,60 m / Villa Romana, Florence

Those songs were composed in solitude during international
art residencies. Nine songs were realized during the MAK Schindeler residency
in Los Angeles, 2006/7 and two songs at the Villa Romana residency in Florence, 2012.
All songs were presented in an extra built for audio-installation, the so called SINGBOX and exhibited at the Villa Romana's open studio day in 2012.
2010 | The Bell

performance object, wooden bell, car radio bass-sound- system, videoprojektion, Roter Salon of Volksbühne, Berlin and LaPerla Moda, Zurich

The performance object entitled THE BELL was used for an invocation of the New Wave move- ment in the late 70‘s, early 80‘s, its Zeitgeist and visions about future. The artist was sitting inside the bell and was able to move with it through space. In the background a narration was pro- jected which the bell interacted to accustically. Like this the audio was splitted from the video and the sound occured three dimensionally in space.
2009 | The Sound of Weiss Garten aka Cris Bruce is dead

Super 8 transfered to DVD, Digital 8, color, 15 min, Installation: wood, wallpaper, black color, 4,20m x 2,50m x 2,25m, turning figure with papermaché head, projector, DVD player, speakers, Kunsthalle Mainz

“The Sound of Weiss Garten aka Cris Bruce is dead” shows the most important settings of a boat catastrophe, which happened on New York‘s East River on June 15th 1904. By this special boat accident the entire German commmunity of New York stopped to exist. The cultural and architectural worst case scenario occures like a prophecy for the events happening 35 years later in Germany itself. The video deals with the idea how social catastrophes or radical political changes offer city developers the perfect the perfect ground for radical gentrification.
The video uses different material for narrating this thesis: video footage taken from late 90‘s in New York, Super 8 material showing New York in 2008 and photo pictures showing Berlin late 90‘s till today. All those settings try to show structures which make gentrification easy and attractive as well as they show the loss of particular groups of people who were attached to those pre-gentrified areas.

2009 | My L.A. Video

digital 8 video, color, 9 minutes 3 seconds
2009 | Inbetween Silence

2009, Digital 8, color, one-channel-video, 14‘00’, Fondazione March, Padova

You and Me (the exorcist) and Shall I ignore the youth? have been built upon the concepts of spirituality and education, upon the relation between two realities – once again – in opposition.
The first work rises from the need of comparing two women, and thus two realities and life styles that are poles apart: an exorcist woman, resident in Rome, and the artist herself. The introversion, the distrust, the closeness of the religious world, taken to extremes by exorcism, sets itself against the need of extroversion and expression of an artist. Places and life fragments of both realities face each other, showing the evidences of a relationship full of contradictions. The video is a kind of journey constantly passing from one world to the other and stressing agelong issues – but at the same time extremely topical – as good and evil, free will, education and personal growth of an individual. Dark shootings of some ancient and sacred places in Rome, to cue the almost disturbing mystery that characterizes them, alternate with other brighter ones, pausing on the artist childhood places, symbolic references to that tension towards the discovery of the world so typical of her work.

2009, digital 8, color, one-channel-video, 9’56’, Fondazione March, Padova

The second video, projected beside, slowly goes through a series of shootings of ancient places in Padua, marble sculptures, frescoes, archaeological zones. The subtitles accompanying the images are fragments of interviews the artist carried out on some Paduan kids, concerning spirituality, their own personal growth, desires, reflections on conception of present, past and future.
In this dialogue between the two works, different subject realities are compared: the artists’ one that opens up to the external world, seen through her familiar and cultural background; the religious one, darker and indefinite, expressed by an exorcist’s thoughts; and finally the Paduan youth reality, which through the given answers seems to become the connecting element among the themes, referring both to the mystery of spirituality and the desire of external discovery, as well as to inner and personal growth.
Since the contrasts, the oppositions, but even the assonances of these worlds are highlighted, they become heterotopias one for the other, as well as fundamental and significant fragments for a full comprehension of the spirit of our contemporary age.

Video-Installation, Video Digital 8, color, 10‘27, shown as loop. Installation: wood, wallpaper, 2m x 1,20 x 1,80m, framed photography 42cm x 56cm, exhibited at Trottoir Hamburg (2009) and presented as live performance at Moskow Biennale for Young Art, Moskow, Russia (2010)

“I lost my Sense of Romanticism” is an image and text work. The first part consist of a filmed performance, wich is showing a woman waering and changing art objects while walking around a wooden table. After showing objects she returns to the starting point. Afterwards a text by the artist entitled "I lost my sense of Romanticism" is scrolled up announcing the absence of a certain contemporary emotional state.
2003 | HUCK (GO WEST!)

Outdoor video installation with two rafts, booth with monitor inside, two LED-lights, pier next to Kunsthalle Münster, 2004

I shot the first seven chapters of Mark Twain’s book “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. The film set was located at an old rotten outdoor pool within the forest of Thuringia - former East-Germany.
The video’s installation included rafts made of wood from trees which were planted during GDR times. The Western-German population of Münster was now able to escape from western society with former-socialist pinetree rafts. Each raft had been prepared with a GPRS cellphone so whoever tried to escape was caught by satellite.
The dean of the city unfortunatly didn’t allow the usage of rafts as vehicles. In effect they lied at the canals pier during the exhibition, right next to the video box showing the film of Huckleberry Finn’s adventures.
2002 | Bosch in Heaven (2002) Part I

Collaboration project by Nine Budde and Natascha Rossi.
The piece was a video installation. The video part was an animation of Hieronymus Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights".
The animation was then projected as a loop on objects which were placed on a self built hunters high seat in a creepy backyard garden of the Berlin borrow Neukölln at night. After a storm had demolished the objects, visitors of the opening show tried to remember what they had seen and were recorded on tape. This was then screened on a monitor which was placed within the destroyed installation.