Corinna Schnitt

*1964, Duisburg, Germany. Lives and works in Braunschweig, Germany.

Artist and film-maker, Corinna Schnitt has been involved in both the local German and international art worlds. After an understudy in wood sculpture, she studied at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach and at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. She has used the medium of film for her art creations for several years now. Corinna has created a series of experimental short films in which she pushes daily phenomena to the point of absurdity in showing them in as an endless loop, as we see in her film Raus aus seinen Kleidern. As well as being regular installations in museums and art galleries, Corinna's films have been shown at many festivals as well as on German television.

Schnitt Raus aus seinen kleidern

Raus aus seinen kleidern (Get out of one's clothes) / Germany / 1999 / 7'18 / 4:3

"In fact, I find it very important to be well in one’s clothes that’s why I wear my clothes only once, unless I've had a very good day which I want to remember, in this case I will sometimes wear things longer but after 2 days I wear new clothes that are all fresh." 

And so begins the film Raus aus seinen kleidern [Get out of one's clothes] created by the German artist Corinna Schnitt in 1999. Here she presents us the relfections of a young woman on her balcony shaking her laundry. The private thoughts of this woman are drowned in her own delirium which is accentuated and framed in by film’s repetitive imagery. The camera slowly zooms out to reveal the urban decor in which the film was made. The anonymous facades of the surrounding apartment blocks pushes us to imagine that behind each one of these buildings hides a collection of unique lifestyles and thoughts. The artist brings this to light through a strange and almost sad sense of humor.