DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

Transit – Georg Korner at Work

Transit – Georg Korner at Work

For many years, Georg Korner was head of sculptural work for the reconstruction of the Berlin Palace. “Transit” shows the artist at work on another long term project. This installation, named after Anna Seghers’s novel, gathers more than thousand clay figures on an inclined plane – an anonymous crowd at first glimpse, from which figures with individual traits emerge only gradually. After “Geschichtsstille”, a kaleidoscope of slivers of history.

Esther Buss


Original Title: Transit – Georg Korner at Work
Country: Germany
Year: 2018
Language: German
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 16 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Axel Geiss
Producer: Axel Geiss
Cinematographer: Uwe Mann
Editor: Karin Geiss
Sound: Alexander Heinze
Script: Axel Geiss

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2018 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.