Lütjen-Wellner, Teufelsmoor
Lower Saxony (DE)
June 2018

Iris, Hans, Annika and Marten Lütjen-Wellner
Beate Arnold
Jörg van den Berg

Iris and Hans Lütjen-Wellner are working close to each other, day by day, and close to the animals.

They breed cattle under the conditions of a nature reserve in a vast swampland. The area was made famous by an artist community in the village Worpswede at the beginning of the 20th century. Their paintings of the moor and its inhabitants are still among the most popular paintings in Germany.

When we stayed with Iris and Hans, a new calf was born every morning. At 7:30 the wheel loader started working and I started painting the red tractor, a Massey Ferguson; at 9:30, we all met for a coffee break.

The film became part of the international exhibition Kaleidoskop Worpswede in the Museum Barkenhoff.