SynopsisAn epic poem of literary quotes, soundscapes and slide film images from the former DDR.
Families on a trip, people at work, festive parades, city streets, apartment interiors. Slides depicting everyday life in the former GDR serve as a visual basis for a reflective lyrical commentary consisting of excerpts from prose and essay works by James Joyce, George Orwell, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, F. Scott Fitzgerald or Virginia Woolf. Images of specific people, places and rituals – which we learn nothing of in greater detail – acquire timeless qualities thanks to extravisual reflections on mortality, fate or the imprint that we leave behind on this world, for example through photographs.
'Apparently one grows more carnal and more mortal. As one grows older, only youth has a taste of immortality.' [27 Ji.hlava]
With Naima Laube, Ben Plunkett-Reynolds.