just midnight

3d – Animation
Germany (2010)
Idea and Animation: Susanne Wiegner
Poem: Robert Lax
with permission, Estate of Robert Lax
winner of the festival award „la parola immaginata“, Bergamo, Italy

„just midnight“ is a poem by Robert Lax, that describes a temporal and spacial situation by very minimal means. For Robert Lax the composition of the letters and words on the paper was very important. And so he created one of his vertical typefaces, that was transferred for the film. The letters become spaces and actors, crossed and circled by the camera. Step by step a three-dimensional formation of words is generated and disappears again in a sheet of paper.