Paradise (EXTRACTS)

2015, ca. 15′, HD / actor: Thomas Douglas, director, editing, sound, photos: Max Philipp Schmid, camera: Thomas Isler, set design, costume design: Monika Görner-Vogt, sounddesign: Knut Jensen, producer: Stella Händler

Presented against the backdrop of an artificial greenhouse, „Paradise“ interweaves texts, documentary images and sounds into a cluster of questions. How do we imagine paradise? How does what we imagine manifest itself in front gardens and urban landscaping? Is paradise, the ideal world, to be found in the untamed wilderness? Why are all the small paradises made by humans fenced in? Is a fence perhaps a prerequisite for paradise? The video explores the current societal tendency toward withdrawal and separation within the framework of a yearning for an ideal way of life closely linked to Nature.