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March 2007

Who’s the Master of the Dumpster?

Mirjam von Arx on March 10th, 2007 at 05:03 PM and 5 comments

Dumpster GameOur new Dumpster game is now online. Whoever fills the dumpster the fastest without harming anyone in the process, can fight for the title of the Master of the Dumpster. Let the games begin.

Kreativitätsfeindliche Plattenindustrie (aus Facts 22 Feb. 2007)

Thomas Haemmerli on March 9th, 2007 at 07:39 PM and 7 comments

Aus Facts; 22.02.2007; Nummer 8; Seite 11
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Die These
Bürokratien wie der Plattenindustrie- Verband Ifpi erfinden Gebühren und massen sich polizeiähnliche Kontrollfunktionen an. Wirtschaft und Bürger tun gut daran, sich dagegen zu wehren.
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Director’s Statement

Thomas Haemmerli on March 1st, 2007 at 02:21 AM and 68 comments

Thomas HaemmerliI was preparing a big party for my fortieth birthday when I got the news of my mother’s death. We hadn’t been in close touch in recent years, and when I saw her apartment I was shocked. It was utter chaos. Because her corpse had been lying on the heated floor, the stench of putrefaction filled the air. During my very first visit to the apartment, I had already begun to use my camera. …read the full article: »Director’s Statement«

Producer’s Statement

Mirjam von Arx on March 1st, 2007 at 02:16 AM and 14 comments

Mirjam von ArxThomas Haemmerli always had his camera on him, back in 1994 when we first met as reporters for Swiss TV’s newsmagazine »10 vor 10«. Whenever a discussion, an image or a scene caught his interest, he would pull the camera out of his pocket. On March 8, 2004, when he received the ominous phone call from Zurich’s criminal police department which launched one of the most harrowing weeks of his life, Haemmerli reacted the same way. He took out his camera and started shooting. …read the full article: »Producer’s Statement«

The Messie Syndrome

Thomas Haemmerli on March 1st, 2007 at 02:12 AM and 37 comments

Who or what is a “messie”?
The word »messie« comes from »mess«. Messies accumulate piles of papers and other objects in their homes, so that the space becomes nearly uninhabitable. This behaviour resembles addiction, and those affected often realize they are behaving irrationally. Objects are kept because they might come in handy some time, or because they are associated with memories which make it impossible to throw them away. Messies are often unable to allow visitors into their homes and as a result become increasingly isolated. Many messies hold on to the illusion of sorting through their piles and creating a well-organized archive. …read the full article: »The Messie Syndrome«

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