Silvia Kirchhof

FinStromDie Fliegen-Klatsche

Die Fliegen-Klatsche develops autobiographical references: in a collage of analog and digitally produced material, Kirchhof, the daughter of a psychiatrist and a neurologist, presents twelve manic-depressive patients to the music of Cosmic Baby. In so doing, she defamiliarizes the filmed material and complements them with pictograms (like a boat, a pistol, or snakes) that shall refer to the emotional state of those represented. In 2011, Kirchhof, who continues to work as a media artist, founded an art school in Altomünster.