Projection view: 21er Haus - Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Blickle Kino, Vienna, Austria

 


Du bei mir
(You with me)

2016-17, 1-channel video, HD, 5:00

Realized with the support of Autonome Provinz Südtirol - Amt für Deutsche Kultur, Italy

Concept and direction: Christian Niccoli
Camera: Andreas Steffan
Camera assistant: Pietro Mele
Executive producer: Arne Duppler
Sound design: Roman Strack
Postproduction: Rudolf Germann
Foley artist: Takis Christos Sariannidis
Cast: Stefan Müser
Special effects: Effective Special Effects, Berlin, Germany
Set photographer: Matteo Lucidi
Blockers: Eleonora Farina, Marco Martignone
Catering: Simona Molino, Alessia Pastore

Description:
The film consists in a single sequence without cuts. It is set in a peripherical place, it`s a cold winter night and it`s stormy. Suddenly a man comes into the frame, he is alone. The man is not walking upright, he crawls on arms and legs. Every few meters he lays down for a few seconds with his entire body on the wet and cold ground. Then he lifts himself up again and keeps on crawling. He is executing a prostration, a downthrow. A continuously repeating choreography which shows humility and submission. The film wants to show a contrast between the storm (the outside) and the calm and constant rhythm of the man (the inside).



























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