Unspecial Effects

2022 | Video | 5:42 min | UHD | 16:9 | stereo sound

Using the artificial paradises of two botanical gardens in Germany and Portugal, Unspecial Effects reflects on the narrative of catastrophe, its cinematic effects, and selective amnesia.
The world has ended many times, for many people - just not in the romanticized blockbuster way. We celebrate spectacular meteor showers, while the souvenirs of the real apocalypse are displayed in necro-aesthetic building showcases all over Europe.
The glass cathedral towers over a perfectly ordered landscape. Everything is arranged, labeled, obsessively categorized - collaged together over thousands of miles.

Installation views

Trigger Warning: Europe, Eigen+Art Lab, Berlin ©Laila Schubert

Solo, Konsumverein, Braunschweig, DE

Video stills


script, DOP, editing, sound
        Laura Leppert

supported & funded by

Stiftung Kunstfonds Neustart Kultur

imprint      All images and content if not stated otherwise © Laura Leppert 2024.