Thursday, 10 May 2012
"Nur ein Wort" was the winning title out of 11 entries in our annual school singing festival.
Like with Schoolovision the number of participants but also the quality of the performances is increasing year by year and has meanwhile reached impressive standards.
After we received our "go" from the song writers "Wir sind Helden" we got to work. With this year's entry we wanted to produce a small declaration of love for our city of Kassel.
In our video you can see some of Kassel's popular sights like the Hercules statue which overlooks Kassel. It marks the highest point of "Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe", the largest hillside park in Europe.
Later the girls can be seen in front of the "Museum Fridericianum" which housed the first parliament on German territory. This was during the reign of Jérôme Bonaparte (1807-1813) when Kassel was the capital of the Kingdom of Westphalia.
Today this building is home of various exhibitions. Once in five years it becomes the centre of the dOCUMENTA exhibition which takes place again this summer and attracts visitors from around the world. The dOCUMENTA (meanwhile #13) left many traces in the cityscape like the "man walking to the sky".
Only a few steps away from there one can find the CARICATURA, our museum of funny art which erected the I-monument (ICH-Denkmal) during the "dOCUMENTA XII".
Apart from the tourist sights our video features:
- KONRAD, the newly introduced bike rental system in Kassel
- the OH!, which was made especially for this video from material like we use for our mattrasses
- of course our school and its neighbourhood Marbachshöhe
- and our sheep that the pupils, parents and staff take care of.
Though this was not "just one word" we still hope that you will enjoy our entry. And if you consider a visit to Kassel some day (or even during this summer to see the dOCUMENTA) we will most happily show you more of our home town.