D: Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Isabelle Tollenaere, Belgium 2020, 71 min | Showing first: Sun, Sand and Sea and my Shadow goes Swimming, 2 min

Fri, Aug 13, 2021
10 pm
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Open-air in HKW's Westgarten

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Victoria (film still)


D: Sofie Benoot/Lisbeth De Ceulaer/Isabelle Tollenaere, Belgium 2020, 71 min, OV with English subtitles

Over the course of two years in California City, a huge, eerie planned city in the desert that is cut off from Los Angeles by a mountain range, Victoria unfolds, en passant, a city map that eludes orientation. Out of documentary images and phone videos taken by Warren, the protagonist, virtual views and a voiceover of his diary entries, an image of the city and a city of images are formed in parallel. The construction of reality becomes visible here, as does its potential for the poetic: a turtle race in the desert sand, fountains that gush from burst pipes, memories of Los Angeles surfacing during a virtual stroll with Google Maps, black holes as gateways to another galaxy.

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Sun, Sand and Sea + my Shadow goes Swimming

D: Dagie Brundert, Germany 2004, 2 min, no dialogue

Very early in the morning on the Los Angeles beach. The sun has just come up and one’s shadow is faster than oneself.