Shots of deserted housing blocks in a residential area, drawn in pencil – occasional images flash up in color, of corridors, passageways and facades – everything goes very quickly. Nevertheless, not much happens, unless somebody makes it happen. So a couple of kids repeatedly toss a cat out a window on the top floor, until the animal perishes the fourth time around. “Kitty was the stunt – no safety net.” Five lives wasted. One of them belongs to Lee. Being the oldest, he is taken into police custody and loses his job. This is what Ginny tells the psychologist. When the spoken word takes pause, is replaced by heavy breathing or a sigh, the cutting dynamically shifts to lightning quick views of abandoned high-rise landscapes and perspectives synched to the rhythm of the pauses. Ultimately this frenetic beat cannot offer an escape, because the reality captured by camera kid Ginny is the result of a socially generated boredom that remains unproductive.
Gracie telephones with Ginny and complains about Lee. This time around, roto-scoped single-family homes determine the scenery, slowly moving past the camera veiled by rain. The sharply outlined cement monsters of Ginny´s universe stand in close proximity, yet they remain at a distance that invites thoughts of transcending social status. Upon entering the apartment, mother is not home – Gracie interrupts the telephone conversation to put away her groceries and consider her goal: "A fashion blog, that´s my dream – to present clothes and make money with it. Wow!" But until that day comes, more shelves have to be organized and she has to work off her passion for painting by biting her fingernails. Ginny changes her clothes and leaves the apartment. With every step, the satellite city again begins to grow closer. (Melanie Letschnig)
Translation: Eve Heller
Ginny and Gracie could also be booked individually.