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Fabian altenried
1000 Smiles Per Hour
Experimental fiction | 4k | black and white | 15'0'' | Germany | 2016
1000 Smiles Per Hour follows a androgynous jester for one day and one night through a decaying sea side town. Drifting across the outer edges of a concrete landscape, a twilight meeting engenders a precious moment of connection for the melancholy performer, amid the coldly apathetic city limits.
Fabian Altenried (*1987) is a director, writer and producer. He studied visual art at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf and philosophy in Berlin. Since 2013 he is part of the Berlin based independent production company Schuldenberg Films. His conceptual approach stems from his engagement with post-structuralism, identity and gender theories, performativity, theories of animality, and post-ideological leftism. Fabian has been an artist in residence of Gargonza Arts in 2013, a participant of Feature Expanded 2016 and Berlinale Talents 2017. His works have been supported by the FFA, werkleitz e.V., the Arts Foundation of North Rhine Westphalia, the Stiftung Kunstfonds, the Mondriaan Fonds et al. and have been shown at the Berlinale, the Sarajevo Film Festival, in Edinburgh, Rotterdam, and many other festivals and shows globally.