ENVY AND NEIGHBORHOOD

A new building is being constructed, with many modern apartments and an inviting community terrace with a great view over Kassel. But we watch the emergence of the building from across the street through the many windows of the neighbors. With a mixture of curiosity, voyeurism and sometimes envy, the chorus of residents reports on what they observe involuntarily from their windows. The noisy construction site becomes a stage for the lives of others, who gather on the idyllic terrace to enjoy the sunset, drink a beer or do yoga. Observations of a way of life that is questioned ambivalently. But can envious aggression be understood as a critique of the economic system?

Director: Rike Suhr
Germany, 2022
11:12 min

RIKE SUHR
geboren 1993, lebt in Berlin

seit 02/2024 Referendariat, Berlin
10/2014-03/2023 Kunst (Fokus Video und Theorie) // Germanistik // Spanisch Kunsthochschule Kassel und Universität Kassel, Lehramt an Gymnasien
2015 1 Semester Soziologie, Universidad de la Habana, Kuba
2012-2014 2 Jahre Chile

Rike Suhr, Director of Envy And Neighborhood (2022)

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