Over 13 weeks of the film and video/theory project, which was taught jointly by Christoph Dreher and David Weber via the Internet, in the 2020 summer semester, the students had the task of creating a weekly video diary of 7 minutes in which they were to record, reflect and artistically process the special situation of living and studying under lockdown conditions using mobile phones, tablets and computers, one minute for each day.
At the end of the semester, more than 150, partly very personal diaries were collected. They show how the examination of the exceptional situation has developed – the creative consideration or even breaking of diary rules, the discovery of personal and special, sometimes artistic images and forms, the development of methods of montage and the use of audio commentary. The examination of events not only in the immediate vicinity of the house and online study, but also on the streets of Stuttgart and the world, when the Black Lives Matter movement took place there, as well as protests against the Corona restrictions or the Stuttgart riot night.
(above: Diary of Jessica Martin, calendar week 27)