Berlin Remake (2005) combines extracts of East German films with images filmed by the artist in Berlin. While staying in Berlin, the artist found the locations where the official films were made and she juxtaposes the two in a synchronised double projection. Therefore on one screen there is Berlin between 1945 and 1989 and on the other Berlin in 2004. The contrast between the two is troubling, strange and uncanny (Freud would say unheimlich). History in both continuous and ruptured.
Amie Siegel is an American artist who makes films with found footage. Occasionaly, as in the case of My Way, she uses footage found from YouTube of people singing the famous song "My Way", or films that analyze cinema techniques like "Establishing Shots", with panoramic shots that construct the identity of a place. This allows her to have a political outlook on these images and their meaning or metaphoric sense. Siegel is extremely knowledgeable about the history of cinema. She has a keen interest in politics and capitalism as well as in the diffusion tool that is the internet.
Amie Siegel was born in 1974 in Chicago. She lives and works in Berlin.