12 min,
16mm to HD,
Color, Stereo

One Hour Real explores the coulisses and facades of a contemporary free-time phenomenon, real-life escape games. These games originally emerged in Japan, and their popularity among players in Europe has recently snowballed. In its unbiased observation of the automated mechanisms used in escape rooms, the film raises questions about surveillance, the human yearning to play, and the relation between imprisonment and desire.


One Hour Real Still 2

One Hour Real Still 1

Installation View, „reflecting 21“, Exhibition Mannesmann Tower, Wirtschaftsministerium, Duesseldorf, 2017



Kunstsammlung NRW,
Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster