A lady is sitting at the window, her head getting wet in the rain, the captain is coming, and lo and behold, he’s cutting her head away.What is it? (from a nursery rhyme book). A memory of a nursery rhyme book becomes linked with a new experience of everyday life in Germany. The view from the 5th floor of a block of flats onto a colony of garden houses has revealed the secret life of Berlin citizens. The sinister atmosphere and mysterious metaphors correspond to a certain degree with the impression of the weekend activities at a miniature garden in the middle of a housing estate. Gardening represents a phenomenon reflecting the need for self-realization and emotional effort which are impossible or unacceptable in the working process of everyday.

sauer kraut /2006, 5 min 24 s, music by Luke Styles