a simulated 3D visualization of a stage performance by Vera Wittkowsky and Elisabeth Gschaider
fragile explores the fragileness of people who stand outside the socially constructed and enforced gender norms and who have no voice in the binary concepts of society. fragile explores the balance between one's identity and the - consciously or unconsciously - forced assimilation to their environment.
the structure of fragile is based on Paul Auster's City of Glass.
fragile transfers the split personality of City of Glass’ leading character into the silhouette and the shadow on the adult’s side, who act both independent from the adult. the voiceless child escapes his* dungeon, but will he* succed? and with the projection of van Valckenborch’s "Toren van Babel" the novel’s issue is adopted as well as this tower stands for the restrictive society; multilingualism contrasts with voicelessness.
in the background a multiethnic crowd recalls in 33 languages the intersexual god through Genesis 1/27: “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.”
our trailer: vimeo.com/126268341
tricky women 2012 International Animation Filmfestival, 14th -18th of March 2012 at Top Kino, Vienna
ONE DAY ANIMATION FESTIVAL, on 14th november 2013 at FILMCASINO, Vienna