David Krippendorff


Between Pop Culture, Performance, and Cinema

The standard frame rate for theatrical motion pictures is 24 images per second. This technologically manifest concatenation of pictures and its contrast with the individual image informs the oeuvre of David Krippendorff (b. Berlin, 1967; lives and works in Berlin), which spans painting, drawing, video, and film. Krippendorff develops works that are shaped by his background—a dual German-American citizen, who grew up in Rome—and wrestle with subjects such as belonging, cultural assimilation, and states of being in-between and different.

The publication Interpretations focuses on Krippendorff’s five most recent films and works he produced in connection with them. At the center of the monograph stands the trilogy Lament, which was inspired by music and created in close collaboration with the Palestinian actor Hiam Abbass. In addition to illustrations related to the works, the book contains an interview with Krippendorff by Kathrin Becker and essays on his art by David Elliott, Mark Gisbourne, Matthias Reichelt, Andrea Scrima, and Chiara Valci Mazzara.

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