Walk on the Edge of Democracy

Spaziergang am Rand der Demokratie

"Walk on the Edge of Democracy" shows a camera panning the security fence around the 2007 G8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany. Jörg Hommer followed the 12.5 kilometer barricade with a camera. The Baltic Sea glistens in the morning sun. The waves break continuously on the shore. We start to walk.... Moving forward, steadily forward: Along different landscapes, blooming rapeseed, a main road - another checkpoint, police control. After an identity check we carry on. Even the Editing does not break the fence. Sporadically original sounds recorded at the G8 summit are audible. The constant interplay of the ongoing in front and behind the fence in combination with the narrative sound line let the fence become a projection screen of the individual utopia.
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