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imagines et loci
3d-animated film  (2009) 
11 min 54 sec
idea and execution:  Susanne Wiegner

"There is no escape from yesterday because yesterday has deformed us,
or been deformed by us."   (Samuel Beckett)

Old family photos and the ticking of a clock evoke a process of remembrance, that
deals with the spatial fading of remembered reality and visualised possibility.
The child enters the grandparent's house, a very strict, religious and proper world,
embedded into a chronologically controlled daily routine. A place that doesn't concede
any space to the needs  of a child. The camera follows consequently the gaze of the
child, that, focussed on certain objects, develops its own strategies of escape.
Hyperspaces of childlike imagination arises in the mind's eye, temoporary refuges, 
that don't offer a real way out but ends again and again in the claustrophobic space
of memory.