Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann

portrait_mirilina_mittel-2Miriam Gossing was born 1988 in Siegburg (GER).                                    
Lina Sieckmann was born 1988 in Engelskirchen (GER).

From 2009-2015 they have studied experimental film, performance and photography at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne with Matthias Müller,Phil Collins and Sophie Maintigneux. In 2015 they received their diploma with distinction for their film “Ocean Hill Drive” and the experimental photobook “This has been going on for years”, touching on American Road Narratives and gendered space.

As a duo Miriam Gossing and Lina Sieckmann have produced several experimental documentary films on 16-mm film, investigating urban and private architectures, hyper staged sceneries and surfaces of desire. In their montage they are combining documentary images with fictional and found footage elements. Their works have been shown internationally on film festivals and exhibitions (e.g. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Roxie Theatre San Francisco – USA, Goethe – Institut Toulouse – FRA, European Media Arts Festival Osnabrück, WNDX Festival of Moving Image ,Canada). They live and work in Cologne, Germany.

In 2012 they founded the independent art space „SCHALTEN UND WALTEN“ where they have been programming experimental film screenings, exhibitions and performance events in collaboration with international fellow artists.