Fence Sharpening in Dunkel-Deutschland or a Tatooed Pig With No Sunshine
More than 20 years the Werkleitz association, named after a small village at the Saale and founded as film/art commune, supports filmmakers and artists, runs the international residency EMARE (European Media Artists in Residence Exchange) and organises the Werkleitz Festival / former Biennial in Octobre in Halle (Saale). The newest section exists since 2011: With the Professional Media Master Class Werkleitz also trains new talents. Founding member Peter Zorn presents ironic und subversive art of different Werkleitz sections from the past 20 years.
Ohne Angabe, Ausschnitt, DE 2015
Anonymous by anonymous, Germany 2015 Excerpt of a film you are not allowed to see but can see anyway if you come.
Work by the belgian artist Wim Delvoye, displayed at the 3rd Werkleitz Biennale Sub Fiction.
Documentation excerpt by Peter Zorn, 3 min, DE 1998
Leopold Kessler, DE 2010, 4 min
Fence sharpening is a largely unknown corner of the security service sector.
Bjørn Melhus, DE 1997, 6 min
No Sunshine subvertes the clichés of pop culture: those of video clips and those of the cult of youth. No Sunshine started Melhus career as a clone-warrier, won half a doucend internatonal prices and is nowadays a Video Art Classic.
Eric Bünger, DE 2006, 11 min
Praise him for his generosity, his wisdom and his power.
Peter Zorn, born 1967 in Traunstein, Germany, studied 1990-95 in the experimental film class of Prof. Birgit Hein at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brunswick. He co-founded the Werkleitz Association, Germany in 1995 and he has initiated and since then managed the European Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE) of the European Media Art Network (EMAN). He is the co-director of the former Werkleitz Biennale and current Werkleitz Festival and since 2011 has been director of Werkleitz Professional Media Master Class (PMMC). He works (sometimes) as a film maker, producer, media researcher and media art curator and expert in Werkleitz and Halle (Saale).