Art Girls is a romantic science fiction film, but also a satire of the art world.
Its production involved us simulating how an innovative German film industry might look. The film professionals were all present and wanted to tell the narrative of something unforeseen happening in the near future. There was no shortage of opposition. We relate the existence of potential realities currently more accessible in the field of visual art than elsewhere: wishes and innovative animations, soft facts, bitter experiences, artistic surprises and inexplicable memories. The film’s logline experienced a number of incarnations.
First place went to: “You need more luck than any one person has.”
Second place: “The final disaster film”. Third place: “The wave of nostalgia is over.” Our work on the film’s production was slowed by the fact that we adhered to the principle of a guaranteed basic income. The result, however, was enormous freedom. At times, over 200 people were involved. One journalist saw the director as being “right in the middle of it all” and described “playing with reality on different levels”. Perhaps the film not only explores we intelligence, but is actually more intelligent than we are. In any case, saying “Goodbye to retrorealism” (Logline number 4) was easy: Welcome to the New Nature!