Christoph Faulhaber, born in 1972, lives in Hamburg. Exhibitions in the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden 2014 et al. Winner of the Arte Laguna Art Prize, Arsenale Venedig 2014; Kunst am Bau Competition, Zurich 2010 et al.
Jedes Bild ist ein leeres Bild
(GER 2014, 68’, German)
This film tells the story of the artist who has been invited to New York on a scholarship. Despite his valid visa, he is suspected of being a terrorist due to some of his previous art happenings and is subsequently bullied by the FBI. The documentary recordings of his New York stay were edited with a program of the “Grand Theft Auto” software, which is used to create video clips. The avatar Niko Bellic, developed by the toy manufacturer, functions as the artist’s alter ego, who constantly reflects and comments on the events.