Nan Goldin I remember your face
Nan Goldin is valid as one of the most important contemporary photographers; her pictures resemble her biography: They provoke, show, excite and shock. The subjects of her photographs are most often sex, drugs and violence and therefore also linked to death. Thereby, she drants a very personal insight into her life. Her pictures are characterized by a relentless directness, which do not shrink back from the most intimate moments.
In this portrait, Nan Goldin behaves as ruthlessly candid as she does with her photographers, this, however, with a disarming humor. The result is a unique and very personal work. To live up to Nan Goldin and her radical and poetic life, the filmmaker Sabine Lidl has accompanied the artist alone with the camera. The pivot is Berlin, because that is where she lived for three years in the 90th and has spent her happiest time. From this period date her friendships to Clemens Schick, Joachim Sartorius, Käthe Kruse, Christine Fenzl and Piotr Nathan, who provide us with an other perception of the artist in this film portrait. For one moment we can be present, when it goes: It’s Nan’s time …
We travel with her to Paris, look at her antiques and droll objects which she keeps in her apartment, get to know one of her other obsession – as a collector – and are thrilled over and over again by the emotional but also self-ironic moments with Nan Goldin.
„My photos originate from relations, not from observations.”