Video, 9'17", 2015
Femka is a young artist who used to work as a nurse in a plastic surgery clinic. She gave up her medicine studies in order to be an artist.
She tells about her first visit to the old Masters Gallery of Dresden paying particular attention to a striking conversation she had with an old security guard in the Caravaggisti room.
Written and directed by Assaf Gruber; Production: Caroline Kirberg, Berlin; Actress: Melissa Mabesoone; Script: Assaf Gruber; Script edit: Agnieszka Polska; Director of photography: Bernadette Paassen; Art department: Nina Mielcarczyk; Sound recordist: Tom Schoen; Sound editor: Igor Klaczynski
The Guardroom is part of "The Anonymity of the Night", a project focusing on how political ideology of subjects is related mainly to personal stories and how it is being shaped, fleshed and self-manipulated through man’s life stories and not through theoretical knowledge.
Full video can be viewed online at https://vimeo.com/142735219 (request password here)