As You See
Wie man sieht/ As You See
West Germany, 1986, 16mm
My film As You See is an action-filled feature film. It reflects upon girls in porn magazines to whom names are ascribed and upon the nameless dead in mass graves, upon machines that are so ugly that coverings have to be used to protect the workers’ eyes, upon engines that are too beautiful to be hidden under the hoods of cars, upon labor techniques that either cling to the notion of the hand and the brain working together or want to do away with it. My film is an essay film. The contemporary opinion industry is like a huge mouth, or maybe a paper shredder. I compose a new text out of these scraps and thus stage a paper-chase. My film is made up of many details and creates a lot of image-image and word-image and word-word relationships among them. So there’s a lot to chew on. I searched for and found a form in which one can make a little money go a long way.
*Screening with The Creators of the Shopping Worlds (€5 ticket includes both films)