imagines et loci

3d – Animation
Germany (2009)
11 min 57 sec
Idea and Animation: Susanne Wiegner

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 requirements of a child. The camera follows consequently the gaze of the child, that, focussed on certain things, develops its own strategies of escape. Hyperspaces of childish imagination arises in the mind’s eye, temporary refuges, that don’t offer a real way out and ends again and again in the claustrophobic space of memory.