Wanderbank. A bench to sit and rest, to talk and listen. A bench to love, read, knit, chat, sleep.

A bench in wandering, in search, in conquering the public space back it once dominated.  This arts project runs through 2014 in Germany’s most southern state Bavaria.

It has been developed together with Christiane Huber and in Cooperation with the Bahnhofsmissionen in Bayern. Today Christiane and the writer Friedrich Ani will sit now and than and occupy the bench, listen to stories, collect personal oral history.

Me, I’ll just take pictures. This one is from the Wanderbank in Passau earlier this month.

Sanne Kurz. Fotografie. Kameramann. München.

 

Stadtbibliotheksvortragssaal. The word is so adorable long that its length alone should be a good reason to go and watch a movie there tonight. There, in the Stadtbibliotheksvortragssaal @Gasteig, Rosenheimerplatz, Munich.

Walaa! is screening there. Walaa! is a documentary film about an Israeli-Arab women-football player. She lives in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel, she plays in Israel in the professional’s league, she used to be in the Israeli National Team and is now in the Palestinian National Team. She’s got an Israeli passport, is born and bred in Israel, never lived elsewhere but in Israel, has all her family there and will move there again after she finishes her studies in Jenin.
Checkpoints and borders dominate her life. But the real obstacles to overcome, are deep within the traditions of the Arab world.

Walaa! – Directed by: Noemi Schneider. Cinematography: Sanne Kurz.
@DOK.fest Munich one more time on

Israel documentary film My German ChildrenMy German Children screens @the DOK.fest Munich on Tuesday, 14th of May, 17:00.

Photography Project - Kamera Sanne KurzMunich central station, platform 11. Starbucks is luring at the corner, but help and advice for travelers and those in need can be found much rather next door. The train station mission Munich, the Bahnhofsmission München, has open doors 24/7.

I was lucky enough to do a wonderful project for the Bayerische Bahnhofsmissionen two years back with the Australian-German director  Vanessa van Houten. – Now the Munich based artist Christiane Huber has been invited to do a photography project with the guests of the Bahnhofsmission München.

An open space, many excited guests of the mission, a truly wonderful support from the staff and the many different stories, that flooded together with the people straight in to our studio, made this project a great success for all people involved.

The exhibition can be seen on the National Day of the Train Station Missions, Saturday, 20th of April 2013, Munich Central Station, Platform 11.

 

boy in Mongolian mountains looking down in to a valley with a river at sunriseWe came a long way with The Singer. A bunch of amazing people came together for post production. We’re so happy to have Bernhard Wießner for the montage of the movie on board. Our heart goes out to all people who helped us on the way. Editing commences these days in Berlin.

 

Two more days, and we’ll be relocating to Shanghai, China.

Our film is almost in the can, I’m looking forward to meet the excellent producers who have been prepping the China part of our shoot.

Have a look at what we got done so far in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. My 1st AC, Lambert Strehlke, was kind enough to get some screen shots sorted for us:

 

Two extras needed for a small shoot at Munich university. This Tuesday, 7th of August 2012, one hour in the timeframe from 11:00-15:30. You should look 18-24, type “student”. 30,- € compensation for the hassle. Please get in touch here.

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