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Fabric

Christoph Girardet
Germany 2014 / 10’
experimental

Fabric is a set of connected fragments originating in footage shot for commercials at the end of the 1940s that never made it into the final versions. Its protagonists are a young tailor, models, and a Renaissance sculpture inside a building. The beauty of art is purposefully juxtaposed with the beauty of the human body, as personified by women trying on new outfits. 

Patryk Tomiczek

Christoph Girardet

Born in 1966 in Langenhagen, Germany. Studied Fine Arts at the Braunschweig School of Art. Began making video installations in 1989 and has been working with Matthias Müller since 1999. Has held individual exhibitions of his artwork at the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna and at the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York, among others. Lives and works in Hanover.

Selected filmography

1999 Phoenix Tapes (co-dir, short)

2002 Beacon (co-dir, doc., short)

2006 Kristall (co-dir, short)

2011 Meteor (co-dir, short)

2014 Tkanina / Fabric (short)

Cast & Crew

director Christoph Girardet
screenplay Christoph Girardet
cinematography archival footage
editing Christoph Girardet
sound Christoph Girardet
producer Christoph Girardet
production Christoph Girardet
sales Christoph Girardet
language no dialogue
colouration b&w