AG Geige – Ein Amateurfilm

Carsten Gebhardt, 2012, Germany, 80 min


A documentary about the fascinating Gesamtkunstwerk AG Geige, the East German folk art collective from Karl-Marx-Stadt, one of the weirdest and most experimental musical projects of the former GDR. 

Founded by four autodidacts they defied any classification by producing electronic music combined with dadaist texts and wearing absurd costumes. The documentary tells the story of this formation that even made it to release an official record shortly before the fall of the Berlin wall. 

The film is focusing on the self-understanding of the four members, their artistic visions, the creative and working process. and, of course, the film also tells the story of the last few years of the GDR system, whose agony made this project possible in the first place.