Susann Maria Hempel, Film and Media Arts, 2018

*1983 in Greiz

Susann Maria Hempel studied media design at the Bauhaus University Weimar. She makes films in her birthplace, a shrinking city in the state of Thuringia.

Berlin Fellowship


Residency Project


2019, performance

S.C.H.U.U.L.E. is a performance by Susann Maria Hempel and Cássio Diniz Santiago set in a classroom, where twelve professors impart unconventional
knowledge, which is normally not captured by any framework: they gain it from living with “a disability”. The audience is invited to take the place of the
students and to participate in a performative lesson that “returns to us an image in which we are not recognizable to ourselves”. (Maniglier, 2005)

Professors: Katharina Gypser, Josefine Kappert, Madlen Schädelich, Tania Schuster, Katja Springer, Sandy Stölzel, Horst Kirchner, Bertram Kohlstedt,
André Künzel, Olaf Müller, Robert Nawroth, Ronny Stölzel.


Premiere 11. and 12.5.2019, AGORA ARTES, work presentation JUNGE AKADEMIE 2019, Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz

Kindly supported by Diakonieverein Carolinenfeld e. V.