After successfully completing her studies in german language and literature, philosophy, education, psychology and performing arts at MLU Halle-Wittenberg, HBK Braunschweig and UDK Berlin, Kristina Schippling successfully completed her dissertation at MLU Halle-Wittenberg with the interdisciplinary topic “On the mediation of film in textbooks”. She also attended two years of courses for Meisner-Acting (Method Acting) with Hendrik Martz. Her first documentary feature film, “The Sound of Cologne,” which she directed and shot, is released and currently in the festivals, and she participated in the Masterschool at Documentary Campus e.V. for one year (2020) as a film director with another documentary project. Her own film and theater projects, including 7 short films, 3 music videos, and the experimental feature-length film “Ungleich,” for which she was one of the five directors, explore the tension between film, theatrical staging, and improvisation, among other things. Schippling publishes short stories in anthologies and magazines; her novella “Drei Gesichter” was published by Mitteldeutscher Verlag. This was followed by “Meine Wut ist weiß und rein!”, a collection of short texts, and her first novel: “Handbuch der Angewandten Vampirpsychologie Band I”, published in 2021 by Exaiphnes Editionen. In addition, two philosophical books have been published in dialogue with Prof. Harald Seubert. Schippling has been a university lecturer for the subjects of philosophy, pedagogy and psychology, among others, at the Academy for Performing Arts Bavaria in Regensburg since 2014 and works for various film festivals (BIFF Braunschweig, SoundTrack_Cologne, etc.) She lives in Berlin.
Timetravel into the heartland of electronic music: A journey through the history of electronic music from Cologne – from the 50ies until today. The film follows the roots of inventing new music from the WDR’s Electronic Studio, Stockhausen, CAN, via Kompakt, A-Musik until the vivid and very diverse club scene of today. With artists such as Irmin Schmidt, Jaki Liebezeit and Holger Czukay of CAN, Mouse on Mars, Marcus Schmickler, Niobe, Wolfgang Voigt, Michael Mayer, Lena Willikens, Barnt, Fr. Reichert – a mesmerizing portrait of a city where each and everyone is somehow interconnected.