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Sven Johne
Some Engels

Artist Sven Johne
Year 2013
Duration 27:13 min
Technical info HD video
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Sebastian Klemm, Silvia Bonsiepe
Prinzessinnenstr. 29
10969 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 30 40 50 49 53
E-Mail: info@klemms-berlin.com

About the video

An anonymous office in Berlin: a group of actors have been invited to an audition. A young American casting director is apparently looking for an actor to play Friedrich Engels holding the funeral oration for his friend and comrade-in-arms Karl Marx.

The six actors invited to the audition provide a short overview of their biographies, enumerating their professional success–or lack of it–and trying to present themselves as appropriate candidates for the role while under fire by the increasingly pedantic questions voiced by the casting director, revealing in the process the deeper recesses of their own souls (...).

Sven Johne (*1976 Bergen, Rügen Island) studied German Literature and Language, Journalism and Onomastics at the University of Leipzig (1996–1998) and photography under Timm Rautert at the HGB Leipzig (Academy of Visual Arts) (1998 – 2004), since 2010 he is visiting professor at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig. He lives and works in Berlin.


Credits

In cooperation with the XX. WERKLEITZ biennial

Actors:
Herbert Olschok, Norbert Stöß, Daniel Krauss, Marc Zwinz, Gottfried Richter, Torsten Buchsteiner and Chris Woltmann

Camera/Lighting: Steve Kfoury
Sound: Marcel Timm
Editor: Sven Voß
written by: Sven Johne and Chris Woltmann

(including text from “Karl Marx´s Funeral” by Friedrich Engels)

Sven Johne - Some Engels
An anonymous office in Berlin: a group of actors have been invited to an audition. A young American casting director is apparently looking for an actor to play Friedrich Engels holding the funeral oration for his friend and comrade-in-arms Karl Marx.The six actors invited to the audition provide a short overview of their biographies, enumerating their professional success–or lack of it–and trying to present themselves as appropriate candidates for the role while under fire by the increasingly pedantic questions voiced by the casting director, revealing in the process the deeper recesses of their own souls (...).Sven Johne (*1976 Bergen, Rügen Island) studied German Literature and Language, Journalism and Onomastics at the University of Leipzig (1996–1998) and photography under Timm Rautert at the HGB Leipzig (Academy of Visual Arts) (1998 – 2004), since 2010 he is visiting professor at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig. He lives and works in Berlin.

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