Bio+CV Katrin Eissing

KATRIN EISSING is a filmemaker, visual artist and author.

As a media artist, director and writer of films, performances and plays, she was invited to several German-speaking and international festivals. Her first long cinema documentary, On the Same Planet,was premiered in 2002 at the International Leipziger Festival für Documentary and Animated Films in their international competition.

Her poems, stories, scripts, interviews, critiques have been published in: Revolver magazine for film, Zeitmagazin, Peter Engstler Verlag, Woche der Kritik, Taz, Eissing self-published: Produktion von Antimaterie.

Brief Artistic Curriculum Vitae

Films, performances, theatre work (selection as director, with festival presentation):

2020 Invention of „Filmhörstück“ as a media term with Sandrine Jorand, die-passage

Oceans are rising so we are: performance, life Renaissancesongs and expanded cinema, 16mm LaborBerlin

Diffraktion#16

Prize of honour from Deutsche Künstlerhilfe beim BundesPräsidialamt.

Menschen im Ernst Thälmannpark– Hörstück mit Bildershow, Son-Art Produktion

2019 First Lie, 16mm: experimental film, LaborBerlin, Diffraktion, first-lie-erste-luge

2018 The Heart of the Giraffe, 70 min, 2018: music theatre at the Grassi Museum as part of the Renaissance Music Festival, Leipzig 2018

Was ist Postupak? vocal performance, public game and play

Gedenken/Commemoration, with Melina Pafundi, 16mm experimental film, LaborBerlin, gedenken-kinderfachabteilung-16mm-9min

Diffraktion #8, Winter Showcase of Films by LaborBerlin Members. Deutschland (2018)
Process, Experiment Film Festival. Letland (2018)
VariaVision LaborBerlin Film Collective Film to the people, Volksbühne. Deutschland (2018)
Labor Berlin en Argentina: LUMITON USINA AUDIOVISUAL. Argentinien (2019)

2017 Verlassen/Leaving, 16mm experimental film, LaborBerlin

She Tales is a collective screening from past and present female members of LaborBerlin. The event is part of the auslands-filme series, organized by Michael Freerix and Mario Michel in ausland. -Diffraktino#, Auswahl der Medienwerstatt 2018, Im Garten:

2011 Orchids in Pankow, „Girls‘ stories/Mädchengeschichten“ for 3SAT documentary film, sold and broadcast throughout Europe on TV

2010 Mithra et ses copine, a film by Sandrine Jorand, world premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival, editing

2007 1:0 for Nadja and Joanne, doc. ARD/RBB, sold and broadcast throughout Europe on TV

2005 The Stars and Us in the Water, 16mm Cinema Dok and theatreplay for the Filmbühne at the Volksbühne-Berlin, premiere Volksbühne Berlin

2002 On the Same Planet/Auf demselben Planeten, 16mm, 84 min., Buch und Regie Ö-Film Produktion, Zdf das kleine Fernsehspiel. Gezeigt (Auswahl) : Visions du reel Nyon, Regard Neuf/Wettbewerb, Dokfilmfestival Leipzig-Wettbewerb, Dokfilwoche Duisburg-Wettbewerb, In stock of the „German Kinemathek Berlin“ Premiere in the international competition of the Leipzig Documentary Film Festival

1996 What is work? Documentary for NDR, Wildenhahn, The Documentary View, director, camera, editing, 16mm

1994 Kairos and Kung Fu-Models of Infinity, 35mm, cinema experimental film for an expanded cinema performance

1992 Fear of the Drone Film/Videowork, Reflecting on gender neutral (re)production

Camera, Editing, Scriptwriting, Assistenz, Producing, Selection:

2020 Menschen im Ernst Thählmannpark, Foto und Interviewreihe

2019 First Lie, 16mm: experimental film, LaborBerlin, Camera, Editing, Regie

The Passage, Filmhörstück, Editing Composition, Invention of the Mediatern and Format: Filmhörstück together with Sandrine Jorand

2018 Gedenken/Commemoration with Melina Pafundi, 16mm experimental film, LaborBerlin

2017 Verlassen/Leaving, 16mm experimental film, LaborBerlin, Schnitt, Regie

2011 Orchids in Pankow: girls‘ stories for 3SAT documentary film, sold and broadcast throughout Europe on TV

2010 Mithra et ses copine, a film by Sandrine Jorand, world premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival, editing

2008 Neugnadenfeld, Recherche, Kamera, Schnitt, Skulpur von Franka Hörnschemeyer, „Kunstwegen“

Franks International, ein Fotofilm der Bildhauerin Franka Hörnschemeyer, Dramaturgie und Schnitt. Assignment: Henry Moore Museum und Stiftung Leeds UK, Premiere ebd. Shown: Basel Kunstmesse, Permanent: Museum for Modern Art, Herford

2007 1:0 für Nadja und Joanne, Freundschaftsspiel, 30 min, Buch und Regie, Assingnment: German TV, ARD

2007 Rosi, DV 25 min Buch, Kamera, Regie, Schnitt, eine Arbeit zum Thema: Die Zukunft des Körpers, Assingnment: Frankfurter Positionen, Premiere at „Deutsches Filmmuseum“, Volksbühne Berlin 2006

2005 Die Sterne und wir im Wasser, 16mm /35mm, 60 min, Kulturelle Filmförderung Schleswig Holstein,
Bühnenstück: Hamlet in der Anstalt, Regie, Buch
Volksbühne Berlin- Filmzone

2000+2002+2003 Camerawork für dctp/Alexander Kluge
2001-02 Auf demselben Planeten/ On the Same Planet, 16mm, 84 min., Buch und Regie Ö-Film Produktion, Zdf das kleine Fernsehspiel. Gezeigt (Auswahl) : Visions du reel Nyon, Regard Neuf/Wettbewerb, Dokfilmfestival Leipzig-Wettbewerb, Dokfilwoche Duisburg-Wettbewerb, In stock of the „German Kinemathek Berlin“ Premiere in the international competition of the Leipzig Documentary Film Festival

2000 Drehbuchförderung, zdf-daskleinefernsehspiel

1996 What is work? Documentary for NDR, Wildenhahn, The Documentary View, director, camera, editing, 16mm

1994 Kairos and Kung Fu-Models of Infinity, 35mm, cinema experimental film, expanded cinema performance

1992 Fear of the Drone Film/Videowork, Reflecting on gender neutral (re)production

Author

Film texts, poems, stories, scripts, interviews published in: Revolver-Magazin für Film, Zeitmagazin, Peter Engstler Verlag, Woche der Kritik, taz, self-published: Produktion von Antimaterie

Learning

Free International University for Creativity and Interdisciplinary Research, Hamburg (FIU),

Fine Arts and Visual Communication at the State University of Fine Arts, Hamburg

Experimental film design at the Free University, Berlin

2016/17 Moderator- Open Dialogue, 2018-2019 Crisis support at Offener Dialog e.V. Leipzig

Teaching, Postupak

Since 1998 Workshops, teaching all over Berlin in various types of schools

Focus on media and diversity in cultural education

Postupak: Political work for human rights and climate issues

2009 to 2018 management, development the film and photo workshops/ studio at the Jugendkunstschule Pankow ,projects with „Cultural Agents for Creative Schools, Network Berlin“

2010-14 Guest teacher at Children’s studio, family centre, SOS Kinderdorf Moabit

Director of the „UnterDruck/Under Pressure“ Homeless Centre theatre group

Lecturer in further education for teachers for the „BundDerKunsterzieher Berlin“

Guest lecturer „Arche- Free Film School Berlin“

2012 and 2014 German Children and Youth Photography Award with fotokids and Alchemisten

2000-2002 District of Berlin- Mitte cultural department: Cultural education, documentation, presentation

1989-90 Assistent at the State Academy of Fine Arts, HfbK-Hamburg