Fishing Is Not Done On Tuesdays

A vast, wild landscape. The noise of rotors. A house on stilts, on a hill on Ghana’s coastline. Ocean on one side, jungle on the other. The camera circles the land. A collage hewn of archive material and self-produced pictures and sounds, in which the house is the protagonist. Use of long focal length makes the archive footage appear disconnected and the depicted actions ambiguous. The architecture of the house renders it a peep box, a cinematographic device, and sets the framing for various lines of vision. They splice the great narrative with the subjective perceptions of the viewer, and the present with the past.
by Lukas Marxt, Marcel Odenbach Germany / Austria 2017 Without dialogue 15’ Colour


Director Lukas Marxt, Marcel Odenbach
Cinematography Lukas Marxt
Editing Advisor Daniela Kinateder
Sound Design Tyler Lewis
Artistic Adviser Vanja Smiljanic
Producers Lukas Marxt, Marcel Odenbach

Lukas Marxt

Born in the Steiermark region of Austria in 1983, he studied geography and environmental system sciences in Graz until 2004. He then switched to audiovisual design at the University of Art and Design Linz. From 2007 to 2008 he studied art and multimedia at the Faculdade de Belas-Artes in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2009 he took up a postgraduate degree at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and a masters at the Academy of Fine Arts (HGB) in Leipzig. Following the short film Fishing is not done on Tuesdays, co-directed with Marcel Odenbach, this marks the second outing for their collaborative work in competition in the Berlinale Shorts. He lives and works in Cologne and Vienna.


2012 Nella Fantasia 2013 Reign of Silence; short film · It seems to be loneliness but it is not; short film · Two Skies; short film 2014 Low Tide; short film · High Tide; short film · Double Dawn; short film · Black Rain White Scars; short film 2015 Captive Horizon; short film · Wunderschön und ruhig gelegen; short film 2016 Cape Ground; short film · Circular Inscription; short film 2017 Fishing is Not Done On Tuesdays; Berlinale Shorts, Co-Director: Marcel Odenbach · Shadowland; short film, Co-Director: Vanja Smiljanić 2018 Imperial Valley (cultivated run-off)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Marcel Odenbach

Born in Cologne, Germany in 1953. Between 1974 and 1979 he studied architecture, art history and semiotics at the RWTH Aachen University. Since 1976 he has worked with video in performances, installations and tapes. He was professor of media art at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) and at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. In 2010 he became chair of film and video at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. Together with video artists Ulrike Rosenbach and Klaus vom Bruch, he formed the producer group ATV in the 1970s.

Filmography (short films)

1978 To Stay in a Good Mood 1983 Die Distanz zwischen mir und meinen Verlusten 1984 I Do the Pain Test 1986 As If Memories Could Deceive Me · In the Peripheral Vision of the Witness 1987 (Srecan Susret) Die glückliche Begegnung (The Happy Encounter) 1994 Make a Fist in the Pocket 1995 Vom Kommen und vom Gehen (Coming and Going) · Standing is not falling down 2017 Fishing Is Not Done On Tuesdays

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017