Hanna Franke Diplom
I USED TO THINK THAT I WAS MADE OF STONE consists of a bunch of translations — translations from history to present, from one language to another and from one frame of perception to a totally different one. By collecting, rearranging and combining religious and (pop-)cultural material, it investigates how traces, fragments and cracks shape our realities in the present and how they can be the narrators of alternative stories. The question of framing weaves through the various mediums and methods as a red thread, while the relation of meant-to-be-exhibited material and quick try-outs is shaken.
For her diploma exhibition, Hanna Franke brings together audio, object, text and video in a sort of test arrangement. By stepping inside, the visitor becomes a witness of an intimate gathering of friends with an unclear context. They talk about peculiar objects surrounding them and share an evening of music and dancing in a haunted space. Sidelines become important cords in the narration and random conversations are put in the spotlight. The mood shifts from awkwardness to a sense of community, from boredom to overload, from silence to quirkiness.
With voices from Ecke kKruemeln, Josefine Pilarscheu and Lizzy Ellbrueck
Graphics video and reader with Bruno Jacoby
Reader and text support by Josefine Pilarscheu, Louisa Raspe and Mona Altmann Werkschau support by Lizzy Ellbrueck
Broken telephone sound by
Wine fountain with Julius Blaeser
Island sewing by Leia Mowa
Poster by Bruno Jacoby and jony.bl
Listening Session by Calvin Kudufia and @schnucki_47
Also 1000 thanks to Rebecca Stephany, Johannes Thimm, Nina Overkott, Timothée Charon, Nis Petersen, Laura Haak, Mona Mayer, Leonie Mühlen, TV HIFI, Mustafa Emin Büyükcoşkun, Constanze Fischbeck, Matthias Bruhn and HfG Karlsruhe.
1-3: Video stills (Lyrics by Okay Kaya, Painting by Hans Memling) 4: Photo by Leia Mowa
5: Photo by Leia Mowa
9: Photo by @mediarcheology