The short film Geburtstagsessen shows four women baking cakes for the 14th birthday of their godchild. When they present the cakes at the party, they have been transformed into un-eatable fakes. While the godmothers discreetly make their cake disappear, the young girl burns the pieces on her plate. After a ritual transformation of the cake, its black, sticky essence remains. When the women touch the black they themselves have sown, they dissolve into it.
Familienessen shows a young woman named Charlotte who prepares a sand cake for her parents. During the meal, the father discovers an encoded message under his plate that tells him to leave the table. When Charlotte serves desert, the mother asks her to join. She hesitates, but finally takes her fathers seat. In order for her mother not to feel left alone she then drinks the black colored liquid, which turns out to be poisoned.
The use of a metaphorical language and surrealistic images refers to different levels of consciousness in which emotional dependency can be experienced.
Pausenbrote is about two girls who find two enormous sandwiches on a table in a forest. They decide to eat them up, but when they are finished the sandwiches reappear on the table. At the same time, strange sounds surround them. Realizing that they are trapped in an unescapable loop, the girls run deeper into the forest.
Pausenbrote plays with archetypes that are characteristic for fairytales, but also with elements of the unknown such as the eternal return or doubles.
FAST FOOD FAST FASHION
Fast food fast fashion shows a young woman in the forest sewing a vest made of pizza. During the process, she is disturbed by a dog that bites a piece off the vest. When she tries to put it on, the clothing falls apart.
Today, fashion and food which have female connotations are characterized by short-livedness. Thus, the pizza vest becomes unwearable the first time the woman tries to put it on. The scene is interrupted by the chaotic moment with the dog. The double function of the pizza isn’t comprehensible for him.