"I´d love to ask you questions
Like: Do you have to keep your name forever?
How do I live between hearing you at all times
And hearing nothing at all?
Why are we always asleep
During life´s most bewildering events?"
My short film is an autobiographic and experimental approach. I fused dance and poetry, you hear my voice and see me appear in the movie as well. In working with the dancer Chengcheng Hu, an individual way of moving emerged. Here is the story around which my film evolves:
When I was young, I fell in love – just like any teenager does. Passion is forever joyful and exciting, I thought. For a short time, I was free of care and time and space. Until one day, he died in a horrible car accident.
My short film pays homage to a uniquely precious time. I also portray shock and grief, the overcoming of the traumatic loop.
It took me a long time to be able to talk about all this stuff. Finally, I set out to transform pain into creativity – which feels really good.
I want to say to people: reach out to those who go through trauma and loss. Even when it’s hard. You being close to someone when it’s almost impossible may make a world of difference.
As Moby says: „Hold on to people they’re slipping away.“