Jan Peters

Collide Geneva Award 2013

Jan Peters is a German documentary filmmaker specializing in Super 8 from Berlin. Born in Hanover, he later studied at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg (HfbK) and co-founded Abbildungszentrum, the filmmakers' collective, in 1994. Peters is also a radio play author and video artist. He is particularly known for his playful and experimental use of accident and imperfection to emphasize the film as a medium as well as his exploration of the dynamic between narrator and audience. The artist often masterfully interweaves a documentary style with unexpected elements such as satire, monologue performances, and forays into fiction, yet his oeuvre is constantly growing more diverse in style and content. His residence started in September 2013.