Lydia Günther

Lydia Günther studied art history and German studies at FU Berlin from 2005 to 2007. She began her animation studies at “HFF Konrad Wolf” in Babelsberg in 2007. Her intermediate diploma film, “Vor dem Spiegel” (In Front of the Mirror – 2013) was presented at numerous international festivals, in Annecy (France), among others. Her experimental video “La vent dans la plaine” was rewarded in 2013 by the Kassel Klassik-Clip musical society with second prize in the video competition for students. In 2014 she was nominated with “Vor dem Spiegel” by the university for participation at the Biennale of the Moving Image in Frankfurt am Main.

Lydia worked as an animator on the documentary-animation film, “1917 – Der wahre Oktober” by Katrin Rothe and the short film “Die Mücke Pieks” by Maria Steinmetz. She finished her graduate film “Das Bett” (The Bed) in 2017. It premièred at the 12th Anim`est IAFF, Bucharest, and was also shown at DOK Leipzig, among others. Lydia completed her studies with a diploma. She works as a freelance animator in Berlin.

“A deaf woman, a mute man, a blind man and a limping woman, caught in a frivolous round of love. Physical limitations lead to trials and tribulations. But in the end lust turns it into an advantage for everyone. In Lydia Günther’s grotesque and funny world (not exactly attractive) puppets love their way full of suffering and passion through a buoyant cocktail of animation techniques.”  André Eckardt (festival catalogue, DOK Leipzig)

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