In Absentia

In Absentia

Animated Film
2000
20 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Atelier Koninck QbfZ, BBC, Pipeline Films!
Brothers Quay
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Marlene Kaminsky
The Prinzhorn Collection contains two closely written pages of imploring repetitions of words by a woman who was undergoing psychiatric treatment in the 1910s. Her pain-driven state of mind “materialises” in the film in convulsive writing movements, in the black graphite of the pen and in animated shapes of light set to the surging sounds of Karlheinz Stockhausen.

André Eckardt