appearing objects

from my father's African collection

and from my Cabinet of Wonder


mask dancers
Boris Raev

Katharina Sykora


excerpts of theatre play
Das Verlobungsfest im Feenreiche
by Johann Nestroy

direction and stage design  Ulrike Ottinger
costumes  Gisela Storch-Pestalozza
Fee  Masakatsu Hanayagi

Genius  Takanojo Senda
Steirischer Herbst, Graz 1999


super-8 film fragment

Lil Picards birthday party at the Werner Kunze gallery ca. 1974


directed and filmed by
Ulrike Ottinger


allround assistance

Stefan Gohlke, Gisela Storch-Pestalozza

Bettina Blickwede

sound mix
Theo Schulte

colour grading
Stefan Engelkamp

post production studio
Concept AV

production assistance
Brigitte Schmidt
Natalie Lettenewitsch

special thanks

Stefan Engelkamp

Christine Frisinghelli

Boris Raev
Gisela Storch-Pestalozza

Katharina Sykora
Arno Wilms


An Ulrike Ottinger Filmproduction

Commissioned by Arsenal Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. for "LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! Five Flaming Days in a Rented World" Berlin 2009

Funded by

© ulrike ottinger 2009