Eine Kneipe auf Malle (A bar on Majorca)

Marian Mayland, Eine Kneipe auf Malle (A bar on Majorca) (2017, promotional image)

Eine Kneipe auf Malle(A bar on Majorca)
2K 1:1.85, 15 min, Sound, Colour and B/W, 2017

Essen, Germany, 2016. Two obsolete apparitions: Super 8mm film stock, Kodachrome K40, exposed 30 years past its expiry date – and the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD).

On January 17th, 2017, the second, four-year long trial on a proposed ban of the NPD ended. The German Supreme Court decided against the ban. A party that seems too insignificant to prohibit its existence.

A short film on the human tendency to find patterns in noise. A film on conspiracy theory, on the state of the left, and on how ideology is transported through the selection of seemingly neutral facts.

The title alludes to the NPDs former national chairman, who, since leaving the party in 2013, owns a bar in Palma.

Marian Mayland - Eine Kneipe auf Malle (2017), exhibition view Kunsthalle Basel, 2017
exhibition view Kunsthalle Basel
Photo: Nici Jost/Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt

Festivals + Screenings
International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam 2017
Kasseler Dokfest 2017
Kunsthalle Basel 2017
Cologne Short Film Festival 2017
UNDOX, 21er Haus, Vienna 2017
blicke. Filmfestival des Ruhrgebiets, Bochum 2017
Haus für elektronische Künste Basel 2017
transmediale face value 2018

Marian Mayland - Eine Kneipe auf Malle (2017), Still
Marian Mayland - Eine Kneipe auf Malle (2017), Still

Marian Mayland - Eine Kneipe auf Malle (2017), Still