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Wanderbank. A bench to sit and rest, to talk and listen. A bench to love, read, knit, chat, sleep.

A bench in wandering, in search, in conquering the public space back it once dominated.  This arts project runs through 2014 in Germany’s most southern state Bavaria.

It has been developed together with Christiane Huber and in Cooperation with the Bahnhofsmissionen in Bayern. Today Christiane and the writer Friedrich Ani will sit now and than and occupy the bench, listen to stories, collect personal oral history.

Me, I’ll just take pictures. This one is from the Wanderbank in Passau earlier this month.

Sanne Kurz. Fotografie. Kameramann. München.

 

Stadtbibliotheksvortragssaal. The word is so adorable long that its length alone should be a good reason to go and watch a movie there tonight. There, in the Stadtbibliotheksvortragssaal @Gasteig, Rosenheimerplatz, Munich.

Walaa! is screening there. Walaa! is a documentary film about an Israeli-Arab women-football player. She lives in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel, she plays in Israel in the professional’s league, she used to be in the Israeli National Team and is now in the Palestinian National Team. She’s got an Israeli passport, is born and bred in Israel, never lived elsewhere but in Israel, has all her family there and will move there again after she finishes her studies in Jenin.
Checkpoints and borders dominate her life. But the real obstacles to overcome, are deep within the traditions of the Arab world.

Walaa! – Directed by: Noemi Schneider. Cinematography: Sanne Kurz.
@DOK.fest Munich one more time on

Israel documentary film My German ChildrenMy German Children screens @the DOK.fest Munich on Tuesday, 14th of May, 17:00.

Photography Project - Kamera Sanne KurzMunich central station, platform 11. Starbucks is luring at the corner, but help and advice for travelers and those in need can be found much rather next door. The train station mission Munich, the Bahnhofsmission München, has open doors 24/7.

I was lucky enough to do a wonderful project for the Bayerische Bahnhofsmissionen two years back with the Australian-German director  Vanessa van Houten. – Now the Munich based artist Christiane Huber has been invited to do a photography project with the guests of the Bahnhofsmission München.

An open space, many excited guests of the mission, a truly wonderful support from the staff and the many different stories, that flooded together with the people straight in to our studio, made this project a great success for all people involved.

The exhibition can be seen on the National Day of the Train Station Missions, Saturday, 20th of April 2013, Munich Central Station, Platform 11.

 

Two extras needed for a small shoot at Munich university. This Tuesday, 7th of August 2012, one hour in the timeframe from 11:00-15:30. You should look 18-24, type “student”. 30,- € compensation for the hassle. Please get in touch here.

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This is the trailer for the participatory and essayistic part of the documentary Doing Nothing All Day. It’s a documentary film about democratic education. I am shooting with Munich based artist, producer and director Margarete Hentze. On 3rd of May opens the 3rd exhibition we have for this ever growing super 8 project within Doing Nothing all Day – democraticArts.

nicht weit von mir (not far from me) will be screened for cast&crew on the 18th of July in Berlin and on the 21st of July in Munich. Please get in touch to secure your seat.

I’m very glad that everyone in Munich finally is getting the chance to see them live: Ablaye Cissoko and Volker Goetze will be playing this Thursday eve for the Opernfestspiele of Bayerische Staatsoper. Get a glimpse of their music in the documentary about them I shot in Senegal. Or go straight see them – tickets available here.

This weekend I’m shooting in Munich a social-spot for an international competition against climate change. The spot will show many energy wasters and savers and create a rhythm from sampled sounds of the things we see. People’s faces will represent 10 European countries and – we need help to get enough people on screen. So, if you are from Germany, Malta, Latvia, Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Spain, Denmark, England or Ireland and if you wanna be in a film: please get in touch via sannekur [ad] gmail [dot] com.

This is the kind of headshots we will take:

This is an example of a beat created only by things:

What counts is your native language, not your citizenship or country of birth – thanks.

…come visit the Pinakothek der Moderne Munich, where Himmelfilm will screen in the exhibition Documentary Film in the 21st Century till 20.2.2011. Inspired by a song of British band The Orb Himmelfilm has been shot a few weeks after 9/11 in Israel. Having a large bag of collected sounds, universal memories of people such as Dick Ross, Marie Miyayama, Wim Wenders, Byambasuuren Davaa, Hussam Chaddat, Yossi Tzafrir, Mirna Brkanovic, Luigi Falorni and many others in our luggage, we tried hard reflecting on what skies were like when people were young. News blaring every single day news from Iran, Irak and Afghanistan, war in the air, gas-masks beeing handed out, “Der Himmel war ein Feind für mich” – as Mirna Brkanovic states in the movie.

Carrying a small baby of two months with us through the desert, Himmelfilm has been made by Jiska Rickels (dir) and Sanne Kurz (co-dir, cinematographer). Marion Neumann (1st AC) and Yuval Tzafrir (editor) helped in Israel, Gisela Castronari (editor) and creativepictures (prod) in Munich.

Himmelfilm has found its theatrical release in Benelux as supporting film with Wim Wenders Land of Plenty. It screened in Cannes and Rotterdam in 2005 and won in 2004 the Civis Intl. Media Award of the EBU.

To read more insights, see some images of first letters exchanged between the makers and the dungeon where the 35mm work-print rests in peace, check out my blog.

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