Experimentalfilm; DV; 11 Min.; 2011
"Every person carries a room in himself. This fact can even be checked by ear. If one goes fast and you listen carefully, for instance at night, when everything around is quiet, one hears, for example, the clatter of a not enough wall mounted mirror."
Franz Kafka's "The 8 Oktavhefte" (1917)
The city is the symbol of civilization.
What happens when the human attempt to dominate the space with architecture, suggests its opposite? The space dominates people. They are products of the spaces in which they live. The observer is inevitably linked to it until the end. To describe space without being captured in its classification system is utopian.
The labyrinthine network is a draft in a plethora of opportunities and relationships. A variable system of uprooted rooms, fragile and yet with great dynamics.
Continuous and periodic, the viewer is hopeless exposed to the hyper-cultural coexistence. In this reverse transparency - you can look inside but not beyond - the hyper view describes the new viewing conditions.
There are chains and chain reactions. An overview is missing, everything seems to slip away: endless ramifications, corridors with crowded rooms, passages and transitions, oblique angle, anarchy and confusion. The openings and closings of the space create the narrative conditions and their mazes. Time and perspective fan out.
Yet the confusion comes not from outside, it lies within, subtle and intangible. The (dream) world knows no exterior, no way out exists. Caught under this shelter, we are at the mercy of treacherous events: shifts and distortions break isolated spaces and subjects. The horizon collapses, the identity disappears, the ego dissolves into a crooked construction chaos.