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Ingo Niermann
Deutsch Süd-Ost (2020)
Video
Episode 25: Loch Ben
Episodes

On Paranoia TV starting 24.9.

25 episodes
In German

Credits

Narrated by Mavie Hörbiger
Written and directed by Ingo Niermann
Graphic design: Boah Kim
Collages and drawings: Mad Smells
Documentation Thuringia: Erik Niedling
Camera, Sound, Lights: Kilian Immervoll & Anna Sophia Rußmann
Editing: Tiphanie Mall
Sound mix: Robin Michel
Title music: Hannah Weinberger
Text editing: Rainer Wieland

Commissioned and produced by steirischer herbst ’20

Supported by Fachausschuss Film und Medienkunst Basel-Stadt / Basel-Landschaft

White men are on the brink of extinction, and they don’t seem to be having such a bad time. After retreating to a “bastion” in the German Southeast they let their imaginations run wild. Such is the premise of Ingo Niermann’s novel Deutsch Süd-Ost, presented here in 25 episodes by acclaimed actress Mavie Hörbiger.

Niermann’s text is a who-is-who of prominent “last white men”: representatives of the New Right, Reichsbürger, controversial artists, and intellectuals. Inspired by their new sociotope, they develop revolting trends in music, fashion, sex, food, and terrorism, they build “Nazizoos”, attempt to breed an Aryan-Slavic master race and a species above and beyond both man and beast. 

Deutsch Süd-Ost is a tragicomic mental laboratory in which Niermann’s own role as a white man and radicalizations among his own acquaintances are subject to playful experimentation. Right-wing ideology is not consigned to the trash can, but rather processed and prophetically transformed.


“I'm on full blast and blown away. Niermann's grip is as secure as that of an acrobat on the trapeze. Awesome.”
—Elfriede Jelinek

“Oh if only it were a novel! Oh if only it were all invented!”
—Peter Raue

Bio

Ingo Niermann (1969, Bielefeld, Germany) is a writer. He is known in the German-speaking for his novels, short stories, non-fiction, and his editorial projects as well as his forays into contemporary art. Utopian scenarios are a common thread throughout his work, as is a subversive note. He lives in Basel.

Credits

Narrated by Mavie Hörbiger
Written and directed by Ingo Niermann
Graphic design: Boah Kim
Collages and drawings: Mad Smells
Documentation Thuringia: Erik Niedling
Camera, Sound, Lights: Kilian Immervoll & Anna Sophia Rußmann
Editing: Tiphanie Mall
Sound mix: Robin Michel
Title music: Hannah Weinberger
Text editing: Rainer Wieland

Commissioned and produced by steirischer herbst ’20

Supported by Fachausschuss Film und Medienkunst Basel-Stadt / Basel-Landschaft

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