the light - the shade
7 min 7 sec
idea and execution: Susanne Wiegner
poem and voice: Robert Lax
"the light - the shade" is a poem by Robert Lax that plays with the contrasts and
opposites light and shade, with bright and dark, black and white, red and blue.
The film begins with a nighttime scenery in a city, moves into a room and starts
watching the movement of the shadows on the wall. Finally the camera enters
the screen of a laptop and goes deeper and deeper into the poem. The film
becomes a journey through the realm of imagination, through spaces and
pictures, through letters and words. In that way the minimal language of the
poem is unfolded into unexpected pictures.