Drinking Tea / Tee trinken

Corinna Schnitt

2012, 15:00 minutes, Colour, No language

TAPECODE 1081.13

Corinna Schnitts video-narrations tend to start off with everyday scenes which slowly turn towards absurdity. In Tee trinken / Drinking tea a few older people are staged in a giant living room where they are sitting mute and motionless. They watch on different screens the same video over and over again which shows a young girl in a flower field that elegantly drinks tea and smiles. The concerns here are the relation of age and youth, nature and culture and, after all, of reality and the media.

Corinna Schnitt’s filimic cabinet plays present our daily environment which we tend to not recognize anymore, because we lost the ability to see it. With her works the artist opens our eyes and we recognize a surrounding which we could render more human if we realise how it really is.

-Ute Haug

Rental and Sales

Single Screening Rental


Educational Purchase DVD (Bluray +$15)


5 Year Educational Streaming License, Digital File with DVD Circulation Copy


Gallery Exhibition and Installation, complete Media Request form for quote

Institutional Archival Acquisition, complete Media Request form for quote

Curators and programmers, please contact to receive a login and password to preview Vtape titles online.

Screening and exhibition rentals and archival acquisitions include public performance rights; educational purchases or licenses include rights for classroom screenings and library circulation. When placing an order the customer agrees to our general online terms and conditions. Payment (or a purchase order number) and a signed licensing agreement must be received before media can be shipped to the client.