1/4 video still, Relocating a Structure, 2024


2024, essay film
00:30:00, Full HD, color, sound

In collaboration with Kristina Paustian

The starting point for the essay film Relocating a Structure is Maria Eichhorn‘s contribution to the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2022. The film explores Eichhorn‘s concept of relocating the building of the German Pavilion for the duration of the exhibition as a cinematic thought experiment.

What would happen if the German Pavilion were to disappear for a few months? What stories could be told through the empty space created?

Through various voices from the fields of architecture, art and activism, this essay film shows a critical approach to German history and combines the fascist architecture of the German Pavilion with a detailed search for traces of historical and contemporary resistance movements in Venice.


Production Country
Germany, Italy

Directed by
Sabrina Labis and Kristina Paustian

With a Project by
Maria Eichhorn

Producers, Photography, Editing
Sabrina Labis and Kristina Paustian

Ruth Rosenfeld

Ben Fawkes

The film was realized with the participation of
Dana Andrei
Marco Baravalle
Giulio Bobbo
Yilmaz Dziewior
Arno Löbbecke
Vittoria Martini
Anh-Linh Ngo
Leonie Radine
Luisella Romeo
Ruth Rosenfeld

Sound Design
Christian Obermaier

Susi Dollnig

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