program 2022

Homesick Lungs

Felix Klee
Felix Klee (*1990) lives and works in Munich where he currently studies directing for documentary film at University of Television and Film Munich.
From 2020 – 2022 he serves as an advisory board member at Locarno Film Festival.
Together with Gisela Carbajal Rodríguez he received the 12-month media art scholarship by Kirch foundation and HFF Munich for 2022.
In 2019 he received Kirch foundation’s project founding grant.
He is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts Munich where he studied time-based media under Prof. Julian Rosefeldt and painting under Prof. Pia Fries. He studied painting under Prof. Thomas Hartmann at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg and was a guest student at Universidad de las Artes Aguascalientes Mexico.
You can’t bring back a dead horse, but there are ways to step into a place that was lost.
“Homesick Lungs” is an experimental farewell. The film delves into the lungs of Sheila, the dying horse, and the history of a sold family farm. 3D animations, screen recordings and documentary footage combine to form an essay on reconstructed memory. In the end, the wind brushes through virtual nettles.