Every year the students of the bachelor’s degree “Informationsdesign” produce corporate videos for the theatre group “Theater im Bahnhof” in Graz within their specialization “Media design”. The project was supervised by Orhan Kipcak and the actors Gabriela Hiti, Eva Hofer and Helmut Koeping.
Since the guidelines are not that strictly defined, the three groups of six students each enjoy a high degree of creative freedom. What is important is that they produce representative films for the theatre’s website, where even a provocative and irritating content is desired in some way. Their motto “Sehr brav” (Well-behaved) is reflected in each film.
Four friends meet for their annual dinner. It starts “Sehr brav!”, mannered and conventional, just as the theatres motto claims, but suddenly escalates to a complete disaster: Clothes get ripped, hummus is used as face mask, couscous gets pitchforked and in the end they wildly clear the table.
The meaning of “Sehr brav” is questioned in this film and demonstrated in this dinner situation as dinners are usually full of traditions, manners and cultural conventions.
Ed. Hauswirth, Eva Hofer, Jacob Bangian, Juliette Eröd
Betreuung und Unterstützung:
Gabriela Hiti, Helmut Koepping, Johanna Hierzegger
Text: Marie Dokter, Mario Karner, Max Haitisch, Laura Aschbacher, Elisabeth Hacker, Hana Vyslouzilová ; Photography: Mario Karner