In her video works, Kerstin Honeit addresses, among other things, architecture as a storage medium for various hegemonic constructions. In this respect, in her work my castle your castle, the construction site of the Berlin City Palace becomes a stage: using the example and background of the controversial project, questions about the social architectures behind the spaces and their historical invocations are formulated. In Honeit’s latest work, a gigantic silo complex in Montreal is the starting point for reflections on the politics of preservation, which are staged in the video. Based on first excerpts from this work titled SILO5 and the video my castle your castle, Nanna Heidenreich and Kerstin Honeit talk about architectures of storage and the recurring topics in Honeit’s artistic research: work, language, and gestures of drag.
Kerstin Honeit studied fine arts and stage design at the Berlin Weissensee School of Art. She has been teaching at Kunsthochschule Kassel since 2014. Most recently, her works were shown at Off Biennale Cairo (2018); Videoart at Midnight, Berlin (2018); Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2018); La Centrale, Montreal (2018); Bärenzwinger, Berlin (2018); Schwules Museum, Berlin (2018); International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2017); Berlinische Galerie (2017); SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen (2017).
Nanna Heidenreich is a scholar of media culture, a curator and a professor of Digital Narratives/Theory at the international film school Cologne. As a curator she has worked, among others, for Forum Expanded at the Berlin Film Festival (2009–2017) and for Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2015–2017). Since 2018, she has been a member of the Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne. Her fields of work include critical research on migration, postcolonial theory, politics and art, as well as feminist, queer and experimental cinema.