I like being a farmer and I would like to stay one - 2013
Orth an der Donau (AT), Gube / Prignitz (DE), Extremadura and Andalusia (ES)
July 2013

The archive of I like being a farmer is growing.

End of June 2013 we bartered with Johann Forstner and his mother Renate Forstner in the village of Orth an der Donau. The results of this trade and the whole archive of videos are on display (until Novermber 1st) at museumOrth which kindly invited us to work in Orth. The project was funded by the Land Niederösterreich, publicart.at.

From August 16th to 18th 'I like being a farmer' was part of the festival 'Blickpunkt jwd' in the small village of Grube in the Prignitz in the Northwest of Brandenburg in Germany. Our highlight was the 'Long night of Farmers' Films' when we showed the videos to an audience of local experts (i.e. former workers of the pig farm and the LPG in Grube) and a lot more of enthusiastic guests. The location was perfect: The former pigsty, now the haystack of Grube's only farm, was turned into a 3-cinema-multiplex with convenient hay seating.

In September Antje worked with farmers in the Spanish regions of Andalusia and Extremadura. Two intense weeks of painting and filming. We are very much looking forward to edit the 4 hours of film the farmers' families made. The films will be a major part of the exhibition at the CAAC in Sevilla next spring.