June 21th 2018 Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Germany
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
June 21th 2018

Vivian Ostrovsky questions the representation of vertigo in film, like a catalyst for strange, worrying, vacillating images, ranging from the psychological effect to the comic. Carsten Aschmann creates an unlikely post-mortem encounter between the actors Ledger, Walker and Hoffman. They try to make contact with each other but, aggressive and destitute, they navigate through what can no longer be changed. Christoph Girardet puts together portraits of women, a recurring motif of film noir and post-war cinema. They become spirits, omens of absence and metaphors for loss. Cecilia Lundqvist expresses concern regarding knowing that eternal life is not accessible to everyone. Maya Schweizer leads us into a landscape of ruins and references with Edgar Allan Poe, Orson Welles and other ghosts. The Pink Twins duo revisits an impossible architecture, that of Stanley Kubrick’s The Overlook Hotel in ‘The Shining’. Chaos reigns, with zero gravity. Disruption in the space-time continuum serves as a subtle cosmic horror.