»the house is at the nicer end of the road...«
Film, HD, 16:9, color, sound, 5 min, 2019
with Heribert von Reiche
Following the often-quoted sentence of Max Liebermann „ I cannot eat as much as I want to throw up” when he saw the torchlight procession by the Nazis passing by his house in Berlin, I am interested in the personal narratives of the Liebermann Villa and its surroundings, like the Wannsee House, in relation to the exhibition „London 1938 Defending Degenerate Art“ and its actuality today.
The film examines visually the gaps and traces of the architectural reconstruction of the Liebermann Villa after its expropriation by the Nazi regime and its use later on as Wannsee hospital, where Heribert von Reiche’s parents got to know each other....
the film was produced as part of:
BRITISH COUNCIL // LIEBERMANN VILLA PROGRAM: YOUNG ARTISTS - UK/GERMANY 2018 // ARTISTIC RESPONSES to the exhibition at the Liebermann Villa, Wannsee: »London 1938: Defending ‚Degenerate‘ German Art«