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Julia Charlotte richter
You Are the Center of the World
Experimental fiction | 4k | color | 16'45'' | Germany | 2015
“And all, all, all was nice and good” is the last sentence sung by a chorus of middle aged men that opens “You are the Center of the World”. A horse walks around, the hooves clatter in the courtyard of a pretty detached house.
 The three young men look around, wander through the deserted streets. Finally, they find themselves in a living room and remain in there.
 All they can do is wait and listen to the silence. Where are all the other people? Out there, something is wrong, for sure. The small town becomes a stage for the three local teenagers, who are looked at by the camera and „act acting“. Explicitly cinematic visual references are created, where the characters move and perform in.
Julia Charlotte Richter (*1982 in Gießen, Germany) is a video artist. She studied Fine Art in Kassel (Germany), Portsmouth (UK) and Braunschweig (Germany). Julia Charlotte Richter’s works have been shown internationally in numerous screenings and exhibitions, including Museum Folkwang Essen, Manege Moscow, Georgian National Museum Tbilisi, Goethe Institute Chicago, Toronto, Ankara etc., Filmfestival “Max-Ophüls- Preis” Saarbrücken and the “B3 Biennial of the Moving Image” Frankfurt. She received different scholarships such as the residency “Young Art in Essen” (Kunstring Folkwang/Kunsthaus Essen) in 2012 or a working grant by the Stiftung Kunstfonds in 2014. Her film “You are the Center of the World” (2015) was funded by the Bösenberg-Foundation. In 2017 she received a project grant by the Kunststiftung NRW as well as a travel grant by the Hessische Kulturstiftung.