Magnus Terhorst: Definition von Glück

Foto: Magnus Terhorst

Mein Fotoessay ist eine Suche nach den Grenzen zwischen Sucht, Spaß und Alltag, die sich beim Konsum von Alkohol auftun. Meine Arbeit zeigt eine Gesellschaft, in der das Trinken zum guten Ton gehört und das Nichttrinken nicht der Norm entspricht, in der Alkohol ständig verfügbar ist und das richtige Maß zu halten eine Herausforderung darstellt. Angezogen von dieser Ambivalenz wird die Parallelität der verschiedenen Lebensrealitäten und ihrer Klischees dokumentiert.

Spomenik Monument Database

Spomenik Monument Database Book by Donald Niebyl

spomenik (the Serbo-Croatian/Slovenian word for ‘monument’) are a series of memorials built from the 1950s-1990s during Tito’s Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, whose primary intent was to honor its people’s resistance struggle during the People’s Liberation Struggle (1941-1945) (aka WWII) against Axis occupation and oppression. They commemorate not only the crimes which occurred during the region’s brutal occupation, but they additionally celebrate the ‘Revolution’ which defeated them, all lead by Tito’s Partisan Army of rebel fighters. However, these monuments were, and still are, more than just the sum of their parts.


The HBO Original docuseries Telemarketers chronicles the 20-year journey of two unlikely employees who stumble upon the murky truth behind a seedy New Jersey call center. With raw eyewitness footage and a comedic cast of characters, this three-part documentary takes you from an anarchic boiler room filled with booze, drugs, and debauchery to the halls of the United States Senate as a billion-dollar telemarketing scam unravels.


Becoming by Jan van IJken

Becoming is a short film about the miraculous genesis of animal life. In great microscopic detail, we see the ‘making of’ a salamander in its transparant egg from fertilization to hatching.

The first stages of embryonic development are roughly the same for all animals, including humans. In the film, we can observe a universal process which normally is invisible: the very beginning of an animal’s life. A single cell is transformed into a complete, complex living organism with a beating heart and running bloodstream.

The salamander embryo (an Ichthyosaura Alpestris) was followed very closely in a combination of timelapse and film. All stages of embryogenesis can be seen in this film: cleavage, gastrulation, neurulation and organogenesis. Time was condensed from about 3 weeks to 6 minutes.

Double Fine PsychOdyssey

From Psychonauts 2’s earliest days as a Fig project and all the way to release, the fine minds at 2 Player Productions have been running their cameras and capturing every moment of the process. It’s been years of documenting that’s led to over five thousand hours of footage to edit and shape into a full documentary. The result is thirty-two episodes of excitement and anxiety.

Oxfam: Survival of the Richest

The very existence of booming billionaires and record profits, while most people face austerity, rising poverty and a cost-of-living crisis, is evidence of an economic system that fails to deliver for humanity. For too long, governments, international financial institutions and elites have misled the world with a fictional story about trickle-down economics, in which low tax and high gains for a few would ultimately benefit us all. It is a story without any basis in truth.

It is a story, and an economic system that has left us without the tools or even the imagination to face this new age of crisis. It is a system that is largely discredited, yet continues to monopolize the minds of our leaders. It is a system that continues to work very well indeed for a small group of people at the top – predominantly rich, white men based in the global north.