Dear Darkness, 2021, Antoinette Zwirchmayr

Dear Darkness
Film Premiere and Concert

February 24, 2022

In Dear Darkness, Antoinette Zwirchmayr shows the clash of three former best friends in a villa out of another time. She stages them and all their expectations, insecurities, and fears in twelve images in rooms exuding the stately sheen of a lost era and the sober abstraction of a black box. Trapped between the wish to project a good image while also opening up to each other, the women bide their time and come to a standstill. But in an interplay of bodies and speech, poses and gazes, decorations and costumes, the chamber piece transitions into enigmatic movement. A film in the realm of highly compressed signs and allegories with references ranging from melodramas and minimalistic art to love songs and absurdist theater. (Esther Buss / Translation: Ted Fendt)
With Teresa Rotschopf, Lukas Lauermann and the film team in attendance

Concert with music from the film Dear Darkness

Teresa Rotschopf (Vocals, Synthesizer, Chimes), Lukas Lauermann (Chello)

Dear Darkness

(2021, 30 min)
For each series, films are listed in screening order.