People say: “When something like STUDIO HALLO pops up, it can come as a shock or as some kind of wake-up call. Or it can be a scene of sheer pleasure – an unnamed condensation of thought and feeling. Or an alibi for all the violence, inequality and social insanity folded into the open disguise of ordinary things. Or it can be a flight from numbing routine and all the self-destructive strategies of carrying on.”

Performative, post-documentary, local online TV format with germs and ideas worth spreading. Television, like all mass media, is mediating between individuals and their relation to the world. Topics, that are addressed in the Do-It-Yourself mass media production “Studio Hallo” are never negotiated independently, but always in relation to other micro or macro sociological snippets, thereby foregrounding their contingency. The four episodes use man-on-the-street interviews, choreographies, documentary material and improvisations to grapple with the weather, contagion, inequality, fear and the question of social participation and responsibility. A small cast of characters appears in changing settings and blur the line between documentary and enactment.

All episodes via
www.studiohallo.de

CREDITS:
Created by: Ale Bachlechner, Jonathan Kastl & Felix Zilles-Perels
Performers: Elsa Artmann, Ale Bachlechner, Matthias Conrady, Samuel Duvoisin, Franz-Xaver Franz, Bryce Kasson, Olivia Platzer, Lia Sudermann, Felix Zilles-Perels, u.a.
Live Cameras: Paul Faltz, Marie Zahir
Technical Director: Jonathan Kastl
Animation: Stefan Ramírez Pérez
Stagedesign: Wiebke Strombeck
Music: Julian Prießen
Additional Editing: Sarah Weber

ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATES
:
episode 1 (33 min, HD)- jan 28th 2018
episode 2 (35 min, HD)- march 4th 2018
episode 3 (27 min, HD)- april 21st 2018
episode 4 (25 min, HD)- november 9th 2018