If I had land under my feet

The video If I had land under my feet is based on the project "400 - the image behind" (with TK1968) - an action and temporary memorial in public space, focusing on the visualisation of a statistical number: the number of people who drowned in the Mediterranean during the first few weeks of 2016 in their attempt to escape from war and destitution. This was a one-off performance that made those people who had died more tangible through the targeted presence of about 200 people in public space. The assembly, position and exit of the people was staged according to directions and filmed with two cameras. One camera was fixed at the end of the street in an upper storey apartment, giving an overview of the crowd. The second camera moved freely through the crowd and captured the individual faces of the protagonists. In this way the juxtaposition of an abstract mass versus individual became a theme. The recordings were made in black and white in order to create a form of abstraction and so concentrate the viewer´s attention on the people´s faces. At the end, the people gradually disappear as if spirited away, until all that is left is an empty street. (Lotte Schreiber)

Orig. Title
If I had land under my feet
Year
2016
Country
Austria
Duration
7 min
Director
Lotte Schreiber
Category
experimental
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Credits
Director
Lotte Schreiber
Concept & Realization
Lotte Schreiber, TK1968+
Cinematography
Johannes Hammel, Martin Putz
Editing
Lotte Schreiber
Sound
Andreas Pils
Assistant
Ulli Gladik, Fridolin Schönwiese, Sasha Pirker, Lisa Brameshuber, Thomas Herberth, Jasmin Ladenhaufen, Lutz Wiskemann, Patrick Elgas, Julia Hager, Jan Kaisersberger, Audrey Klauss, Lana Prerad, Mario Sefelin
Available Formats
DCP 2K flat
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound Format
stereo
Festivals (Selection)
2016
Wien - this human world International Human Rights Film Festival