In one continuous tracking shot, without any cuts, the film tells the story of a night in the »Devils Bar«. The 21 guests are represented by only eight actors/actresses and friends, who by the means of Motion-Control camera, appear several times as different characters in the same picture.
The group of successively incoming guests constitutes a loosely connected, urban, hedonistic society, which has more or less friendly, collegial or competitive relationships to each other. The film follows the protagonists' conversations and conflicts and occasional singing along with the music from the first to the very last visitor. During the course of the night misunderstandings, conflicts and hysteria develop and forces new and unforeseen bonds between the various guests.
Script: Judith Hopf and Deborah Schamoni
Production: Smoczek Policzek and Atelier Hopfmann
Cast: Gerard Bibby, Ursula Doll, Marek Harloff, Karl Holmqvist, Judith Hopf, Sebastian Luettgert, Barbara Philipp, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Deborah Schamoni and Lajos Talamonti
Costume Design: Ingken Benesch
Music: Rhythm King and her Friends, Eric D. Clark, Deaf Devils Free Jazz Quartett, 20go to10, Pasadena Projekt and Egill Sæbjörnsson
First screend at Berlin Berlinale and Forum Expanded 2008
Dance– Experimental produced for the Exhibition »No matter how bright the Light, the crossing occurs at night«, at KunstWerke Berlin, curated by Anselm Franke.
H. is content with the existence she has built for herself as a nurse in a city hospital. Here she is in control, using the classic tricks for securing authority, delaying procedures, and refusing information, following her belief in the claims and methods of modern medicine. H´s system seems confirmed, until one day she is approached by the patient D., who is unknown to H., but who appears so spookily that at the moment it is more than H. can take on.
It comes to metaphysical confrontation, in which the new patient D. leaves no technique untried for getting through to H.; but neither H. is unprepared ...
Cast: Judith Hopf, Deborah Schamoni, Gerry Bibby, Christoph Bach, Egill Saejbjörnsson, Florian Zeyfang, Sabine Kunthoff a. m. m.
Music: Brezel Göring
Costume Design: Juliane Solmsdorf
The former Cultural Minister of France, Madame Elodie Schneider, now in her new profession as a European Curator of Contemporary Art, arrives in Istanbul to control the exhibition of three artists in residents, she takes care of.
While the artists, totally surprised by the curators arrival, try to improvise the exhibition within a couple of hours, Elodie Schneider is going through a personality change: A meeting with a stranger, who introduces entire new streets structures to her, forces Elodie to overview her layout of subjects in a new way ...
Cast: Judith Hopf, Pilvi Takala, Lala Rascic, Kristina Kramer and Murat Özen
The Chicks are aliens from outer space, one day they land on a roof top in Brooklyn in their space ship. COS poses a special language based on choreographed moves and gestures, wear capes and pertain bizarre makeup and markings. The COS make their way through the streets of New York, gradually mimicking the world they see around them, day by day COS slowly become degenerates, basking for money, sleeping in the streets, having sex with cars, hungry, unaware and helpless, they cannot cope in the REAL world that they do not really understand or belong to.
Cast: Melissa Logan, Kiki Moorse and Alex Murray Leslie
Locations and Stillphotography: A.L. Steiner
Music and Sounds: Melissa Logan, Ted Gaier, Eric D. Clark, Kevin Blechdom and Brezel Göring
Produced for Deitch Projects 2004.
Fake documentation with Chicks On Speed and the Mongos. Commercial Pop meets Underground.
Dance Video with Judith Hopf and four Zombies.
Produced for the Cuba Biennale, in Havana.
Documentation about the Happenings on 1. Mai in Kreuzberg.
Free Adaptation of a scene from »Berlin Alexanderplatz«.
With Judith Hopf, Egill Saejbjörnsson and Sebastian Luettgert.