Ulrike Ottinger's films and photographs investigate remote corners of the world, using fictional and documentary means. Her associatively connected voyages meander through the periphery of cities, countries and societies - backdrops that capture human splendour and misery, reality and illusion, surfaces and depths. Ulrike Ottinger was born in 1942 and lives in Berlin. Retrospectives of her works have been held at MoMA in New York and Tate Modern in London. In 2002 she took part in documenta 11.