Corinna Schnitt

Once Upon a TimeLiving a Beautiful LifeDas schlafende MädchenDas schlafende Mädchen18.8.2005 (Grand Canyon)

The staging of the everyday and its reversal to the absurd is a recurring motif in Schnitt’s videos. In Living a Beautiful Life, she stages normative notions of a happy life that she previously collected in interviews with young people. A further sequence shows found footage of a DEFA children’s film from the 1970s. The images are reminiscent of an iconography of paradise that was shaped by Christianity, and thus become overly affirmative emblems of notions of happiness.