The film is about the empty spaces left behind in the wake of war and violence. The film is composed of long static wide shots of places and land- scapes in present day Bosnia Herzegovina. The ordinary banality and beauty of the places shown, forms a contrast to the fact that atrocities were committed during the Bosnian War from 1992 until 1995 at all of these sites.
“What remains” is a filmic memorial beyond the ordinary limits of representation and understanding. The places in the film are present for their own sake. They do not explain themselves to us. They throw back the answers we ask them.
BackgroundClarissa Thieme studied Cultural Studies before she joined the Art & Media program at the University of the Arts, Berlin being a student of Thomas Arslan & Heinz Emigholz. In 2011 she finished these studies being honored as “Meis¬terschülerin” (master scholar). Since 2007 she is part of the artist collective WERKSTATT in Berlin. Beside of her own film projects she works as an editor, curator and assistant professor at the University of the Arts, Berlin.
2012 - the resort (20 min, color, 2K, Produced by C. Frosch & K.Konrad, weltIfilm, Berlin, DE & Amira Kresevljakovic, deblokada, Sarajevo, BiH supported by Künstlerinnenförderung des Berliner Senats & Medienboard Berlin-Brandenurg PREPRODUCTION The place we left 61 min, Farbe, HD Produced by C. Frosch & K. Konrad, weltIfilm, AT/DE Amira Kesevljakovic, deblokada, Sarajevo, BiH Christine A. Maier, Berlin, DE supported by Heinrich Böll Foundation POSTPRODUCTION 2010 Was bleibt I Šta ostaje | What remains 30min, Color, 4K to 35mm Produced by Jasmila Zbanic, deblokada, Sarajevo, BH & Sabine Derflinger, gegenfilm, Vienna, AT BERLINALE/FORUM EXPANDED 2010 DIAGONALE, Graz 2010 MARATHON DOK, Copenhagen 2010 MESS / MEMORY MODUL, Sarajevo 2010 NGBK, Berlin “theater of piece” 2010 DOCUMENT, Glasgow 2010 PRAVO LJUDSKI, Sarajevo 2010 SOLO FÜR LICHT/CLOSE YOUR EYES, Leipzig, 2011 cruise 23min, Farbe, HD FRAMELINE, San Francisco 2010 OUTFEST, Los Angeles 2010 LADYFEST, Berlin 2010 2008 die mitte (the center) 5min, color, HD VOLKSBÜHNE BERLIN 12/2008 VALIE PLUS, Bildwechsel, Berlin 2011 2007 scan. 2:10min, color, MOS, filmstills OPTICA FESTIVAL GIJON 2007