Did not Jorge Luis Borges tell of a realm where cartography was taken so far that in the end, as the zenith of the art, a map was made exactly corresponding to the country it represented in a scale of one to one? But where could it be folded out? And how could it be seen all at once? Kopfende Haßloch (Mapping the German) makes observations of normal German life from its very midst, from the community of Haßloch in Rhineland-Palatinate, in which the inhabitants test all manner of potential future products. A film about media strategies and optimisation programmes, rabbit contests and goldfish fairs. For their documentary, made at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Jürgen Brügger and Jörg Haaßengier received the A38 project stipend for 2006, awarded among others by Werkleitz and the Kasseler Dokfest.
video, col, 37 min