Mark Lombardi - Kunst und konspiration (Death Defying Acts of Art and Conspiracy)
by Mareike Wegener, Germany 2011, 53'
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Mareike Wegener   PRODUCER: Titus Kreyenberg
PHOTOGRAPHY: Sophie Maintigneux   PRODUCTION: unafilm
SOUND DESIGN: Achim Rhinow,
Fridolin Menzel
ZDF / Das kleine Fernsehspiel
EDITING: Eli Corti–as Hidalgo,
Mareike Wegener
  SPONSORS: Film- und Medienstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Bundesbeauftragter für Kultur und Medien (BKM), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA), Deutscher Filmförderfond (DFFF)
MUSIC: Kevin Haskins  

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte 2012

A first portrait of American artist Mark Lombardi (1951-2000), whose conceptual maps, gathered under the title Narrative Structures, reveal the relations between politics and finance by researching, storing and organizing information in the form of elegant graphic data-clouds taken from every conceivable source. “It’s all public information. I’m just reprocessing it. I am rearranging it in a visual format that’s meaningful to me. This is basically what I am doing. This is one way in which I can map the kind of the political and the social terrain in which I live”.
The documentary traces Lombardi’s entire biography (he was one of the protagonists of Documenta 13, Kassel 2012), interpolating fragments from the rare films of the artist and interviews with his family and close friends.

Mareike Wegener
Born in 1983 in Borken, Germany, she attended the Foundation Study Programme of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. She has been working as a freelance writer, director and editor for documentaries since 2008. In 2009 her project Mark Lombardi - Kunst und Konspiration was awarded the Gerd-Ruge scholarship.

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