A child is pushed through a supermarket, sitting in a shopping cart. The camera films the back of the boy’s head while passing the products. This is one of the opening scenes of the film VOM HÖREN SAGEN/HEARSAY by Eibe Maleen Krebs. Ten people, blind from birth, describe how they imagine light and color, how they dream or what they picture it must feel like to steer a car. The film is mostly shot in black and white and provides us with new perspectives of our own viewing habits. This way, the focus is aimed at the originality of perception, rather than the originality of being blind. During the film, the question arises what the reality of the images of those who see even authenticates.The cast has the opportunity to visualize their dreams and to stage themselves.
Eibe Maleen Krebs transforms these wishes and gives them the space to, for example, conduct an orchestra, steer a spaceship or walk across a green meadow, barefoot, while listening to the music of a violin player. During
this 65-minute-long film one thing becomes very apparent about the plan to create a connection between the worlds of the blind and of the sighted – it requires the readiness of both sides to leave behind the familiar realms of imagination.