noctilucent clouds

3d – Animation
Germany (2017)
6 min12 sec
HD 1920/1080, 16:9, 25fps, stereo
Idea and Animation: Susanne Wiegner

Space fragments drift through the wide dark space like noctilucent clouds. They are fragmented memories of apparently past childhood days. Memories that are linearly arranged but which irritate because the spaces are incomplete and separated from each other, as if they could no longer be filled and built together by connecting memories or stories. The childhood places seem strangely cool and unused. The spaces and places give only a fleeting reference to dwellings and landscapes, as if the memories have lost their stories. The title also refers to the data clouds in which we store our memories, to which we entrust our data. Data that can be lost, partially deleted or manipulated. The film in the film motif also points to this. Is it still our own memory or just a film composed of fragments that we are looking at. „Night clouds or noctilucent clouds are tenuous cloud-like phenomena in the upper atmosphere. They are visible in a deep twilight. They are made of ice crystals. They are most commonly observed in the summer months at latitudes between 50° and 70° north and south of the equator. These clouds can be observed only during local summer months and when the Sun is below the horizon for the observer, but while the clouds are still in sunlight. They are the highest clouds in Earth’s atmosphere.“ (Wikipedia)