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Katharina Koch

Knotting Spaces

Biography

Katharina Koch (born 1977 in Berlin) studied European Ethnology and Gender Studies. PhD student at Humboldt University in Berlin since 2006. She realised various documentaries, e.g. ‘Borderline Southeast Europe’ and ‘We are girls, but…- Women artists in Romania between everyday life and visions’. In 2007 she realised the film ‘Reclaiming Space’ – documentation of the project Public Art Bucharest 2007, curated by Marius Babias and Sabine Hentzsch on behalf of the Allianz Cultural Foundation. Recently (2010) she finished the documentary ‘Intre Lumi – Between Worlds’, which deals with the problem of emigration from Moldova. Katharina Koch works as a co-curator and filmmaker in the frame of different artistic and cultural projects: e.g. Videoaktiv e.V., MOLDOVAmobil (current), in cooperation with the ‘Coordination East-Central and South-Eastern Europe at the Museum of European Cultures, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’.

Project: Knotting Spaces

The film ‘Knotting Spaces’ is based mainly on two interconnected levels. On the one hand it focuses on various artistic, cultural, political, social and activist events and single projects of THE KNOT in Berlin, Warsaw, and Bucharest. Basically the filmmaker intends to follow the implementation of THE KNOT as a mobile platform in specific locations of the three cities. She is interested specifically in various cultural, political and social interventions carried out by the participants as well as interactions with the neighborhoods and the local public in constantly changing conditions.

On the other hand the filmmaker – as a member of the KNOT-collective – takes a look inside THE KNOT at its different stages as a place of production of ideas, visions, experiences, interactions, everyday life routines and their changes as well as observes developments while the project is running and intervening in different cities and places with different participants and public. The filmmaker accompanies diverse stages and asks for opinions, ideas, experiences, relations, and changing expectations, perspectives and future visions among participants of THE KNOT.

Germany

Berlin

Filmmaker

European Ethnology