Film by: Doireann O’Malley
Music by: Anika and Obi Blanche for Musikexpress, Germany.
A film made by Berlin-based visual artist, Doireann O’Malley, for Anika and Obi’s cover of Radiohead’s “Fitter Happier” using found super-8 footage.
The film explores the politics of observation, documenting the antagonistic relationship between an anonymous woman and her voyeuristic counterpart, within the context of a pre-unified Berlin.
It subtly interrogates the relationship between public and private and the blurring of the boundaries between documentary and fiction.
Anika: “Having seen some of Doireann’s work, i was keen to get her involved. I admire the way she works with found film and reappropriates it in a way that respects the previous owner or the subject of the footage. Without explanation or direction, i handed over the track allowing for a new narrative to form independently of mine and Obi’s interpretation.
Her practice involves collecting and assembling films, text, images, sounds and objects. “