Film Archive

International Programme 2018
Weekend Lei Lei

Private audiotapes and old catalogue photos form the backdrop for minimalist animation studies. This cryptic collage sparks off a half-awake dream.

Weekend

Animated Film
China
2018
12 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Lei Lei
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Accidental, private sound recordings: a whispering child’s voice, a ticking clock, household sounds in the background. Old catalogue photos alternate with wild bonsais and sober furniture arrangements to their beat. Backdrops for ghostly animation studies. The gentle fog of the tapes’ and paper fibres’ own white noise settles over the cryptic collage. At their gaps and seams, the concrete images and sounds spark off a semi-waking dream, a vague creative memory.

André Eckardt