The project "BANDEN ("Bonds") - An exploration of forms of multiple authorship during the realisation of a film" is dedicated to the specifics of collaborative art production. How can common interests be found, formulated and translated into artistic activity in a creative group? Does working collectively require finding a consensus and how much polyphony and diversity of perspectives fits into a completed work? According to which systems can groups organize themselves? When does community function as a strategy, where does it represent an ideology and where does it arise from the fundamental longing to step out of isolation? The aim of the research is not to find universally valid answers, but to provoke a specific examination of these questions and to make them visible through theoretical and filmic documentation, which in its production and design process submits itself to these questions.
Eva Könnemann is a filmmaker and in her projects, which are situated between documentation and fiction, she dedicates herself to the exploration of artistic processes.