Letters Not About Love
The Russian author Victor Schlowski (1893 - 1984) wrote "ZOO or letters not about love" while living in exile in Berlin, from 1922 to 1923. Filmmaker Sallmann uses excerpts from some of these letters for his complex video composition on a split-screen, "Briefe nicht über die Liebe," and mixes it with images and sounds of present day Berlin.
The Bad Field
The view of "The Bad Field" from the window of my room in my parents' house is the starting point of this video work. The field is both a doorway to and a surface onto which themes of the film can be projected: childhood, war, the disappearance of rural world-periods, times overlap and clash.
1967 born in Linz/AustriaLives in BerlinStudied Journalism, German Literature and Sociology in Salzburg and BerlinStudied Filmdirecting at HFF “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam-BabelsbergSince 2004 filmmakerTexts, lectures and teachings
1999 MENSCHEN AM KANAL1999 DEUTSCHE DIENSTSTELLE2000 PARK PÜCKLER MACHBUBA2000 NEUGETEILTER HIMMEL2001 BERLIN-NEUKÖLLN2002 400 KM BRANDENBURG2002 FLUTEN2003 L. SCHWEIGT2003 DIE FREIHEIT DER BÄUME2004 DIE LAUSITZ 20X902006 BRIEFE NICHT ÜBER DIE LIEBE2009 TRÄUME DER LAUSITZ2011 DAS SCHLECHTE FELD 2011 MANDELSTAM (work in progress)2000 DAAD-Preis/DAAD-PRIZE2001 Stipendium der Akademie der Künste Berlin /Grant from the Academy of the Arts Berlin2003 SAMSUNG-Innovationspreis/SAMSUNG-Innovation Prize2009 DEFA-Förderpreis/DEFA-Award2010 Werkschau/Retrospective: BAFICI-Festival/Buenos AiresPRIZES, GRANTS, ETC.
Performart/ Klaus Dörr