Mother, father and two children find themselves in a social experiment framed by Christian Kracht’s novel “Faserland“ (1995) which triggered the new wave of German pop literature of the 1990s as well as Hildegard Knef‘s song „Von nun an ging‘s bergab“ („From now on things went downhill“) (1968). Two different first person perspectives on growing up and trying to navigate through society. The confrontation of this material with the artist’s family results in a video that functions as an eclectic study of one family and their relationships attempting to crystallize insight into the smallest entity of society. A constellation, such as the one found in the nuclear family as a social norm in Western societies, is brought into focus. The nuclear family becomes the friction surface of socialization, representative of society and the questioned family status quo is ambivalently negotiated.
„It was not my fault, I ask for patience.“ - Hildegard Knef
Performers:Marina Krauth Dieter Krauth Felix Krauth Moritz Krauth
References to „Faserland“ (1995) by Christian Kracht and „Von nun an ging’s bergab“ (1968) by Hildegard Knef.
Supported by Filmlabor der Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf.