Leonie Kellein

HFBK Academy of Fine Arts | Hamburg, Germany

Leonie Kellein (b. Switzerland) is a visual artist and filmmaker. She studied at HFBK University of Fine Arts Hamburg and Goldsmiths, University of London. In her current work she reflects on terms of memory, trauma and our expectations of matter and materiality. She has won several awards and scholarships including the DAAD scholarship and the Art School Alliance stipend. For her short film Dream City, she won the Jury Prize during the participation at the exhibition Inside Ecologies at Weltkunstzimmer Düsseldorf. Her works have been shown internationallyin film festivals and art galleries, including the Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival and Visions du Réel Film Festival.

Rabbits in a field

Germany / 2021 / 16'

A white western family spends their time in a house in the countryside. The father is filming his children with a drone. The children’s rituals, gestures and games turn into a play between retouched movements and distortions in time. By exploring the representation and imagery of a white western family, mechanisms of self-surveillance and control, the film rethinks ways of a western relationship to nature and memory.Leonie Kellein