Blastogenese X

Blastogenesis X
Looking like a rediscovered film reel from the early days of cinema and with its “animal drag” costumes, this Dadaist nature documentary imagines a utopia where any and all life forms are equal. Fabulous creatures that defy the binary classification of male and female and the division between human and animal go through the classic cycle of birth, courtship, reproduction, parental care and predatory behaviour.
by Conrad Veit, Charlotte Maria Kätzl
with Charlotte Maria Kätzl, Conrad Veit, Juraj Černák
Germany 2021 Without dialogue 27’ Black/White

With

  • Charlotte Maria Kätzl
  • Conrad Veit
  • Juraj Černák

Crew

Written and Directed byConrad Veit, Charlotte Maria Kätzl
CinematographyConrad Veit
EditingConrad Veit
CostumesCharlotte Maria Kätzl
Sound DesignConrad Veit

Produced by

Conrad Veit

Braunschweg, Germany

www.conrad-veit.com www.conrad-veit.com

Conrad Veit

Born in 1987, the freelance artist, filmmaker and writer graduated with a degree in fine art from the Braunschweig University of Art in 2020. His cinematic, photographic and installation works form a universe which foregrounds a playful approach to the figurative and otherness, intentionally sowing confusion, questioning the boundaries of heteronormativity and social constructs, utilising alienation effects and connecting them with allusions to and adaptations of film-historical styles – as an antithesis to naturalistic portrayal.

Filmography (short films, co-director: Charlotte Maria Kätzl)

2016 Halbschlaf (Half Asleep) · Tote im Birkenfeld (Death in Birch Grove) 2017 Blastogenese II (Blastogenesis II) 2018 Beyond the Border · Sweet As Candy 2019 Treat Me Like a Fool 2021 Blastogenese X (Blastogenesis X)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2021

Charlotte Maria Kätzl

Born in Rosenheim, Germany in 1993, the filmmaker and artist studied fine art with a focus on sculpture at the Braunschweig University of Art. She works with diverse forms which are based on costume design and with which she develops all kinds of characters. Her recombination of elements from pop culture and the animal world creates hybrid, gender-fluid identies which lead to film or photographic works or are further developed as part of site-specific installations.

Filmography (short films, co-director: Conrad Veit)

2016 Halbschlaf (Half Asleep) · Tote im Birkenwald (Death in Birch Grove) 2017 Blastogenese II (Blastogenesis II) 2018 Beyond the Border · Sweet As Candy 2019 Treat Me Like a Fool 2020 Blastogenese X (Blastogenesis X)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2021

Dates

Berlinale Shorts I
Fri Jun 11 21:45

Freiluftkino Hasenheide

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Sat Jun 12 21:45

Freiluftkino vom Filmrauschpalast

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