Root Event

Werkleitz Festival 2010 Angst hat große Augen
DE 2009

The look with which we comprehend the world and which it casts back at us in response breaks up in Contre-jour into disquieting fragments. Blurs, flashes and stroboscope montages disintegrate reality into shadowy images that inflict pain on the eye. A spot light precisely cuts the individual out of the darkness. “I wish you could see what I see” remains futile hope. Blind spots gape between self-perception and the perception of others.

Caution: not recommended for epileptics!

Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller, DE 2009, 35mm, col, 11 min