Sven Johne, born in 1976, lives in Berlin. Solo exhibitions in the Kunsthalle Bielefeld; Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg; Whitespace, West Palm Beach et al. Group exhibitions in the NBK, Berlin 2015; State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki 2015; Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerpen 2014 et al.
(GER 2014, 17’36’’, German)
A woman holds a monologue about the social rise of her son Erik, a businessman who has planned to use money from international investors to build a hotel resort on a heavenly island for the richest of the rich – and for her, Jutta, his mother. Slowly, however, her story unravels and Erik’s success story crashes. Jutta’s monologue contains verbatim passages from the speeches of German-Brazilian businessman Eike Baista, who became the seventh richest person on the planet overnight – before losing everything again.