Some Exercise in Complex Seeing is Needed

Some Exercise in Complex Seeing is Need

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  • Carola Dertnig
  • Austria
  • 2012, 3 min
Photography: Katharina Cibulka
Editing: Katharina Cibulka
Sound: Carola Dertnig
Actors, social actors: Carola Dertnig
Color: Colour
Language: English

The static footage shows just one thing: a person continuously swimming against the current. Despite swimming at a regular pace, the person stays in place. This image is accompanied by a recitation of a list of the filmmaker’s personal decisions and a description her micro-world, with references to her previous films and curatorial work.

“If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution,” we hear the words of American writer and feminist Emma Goldman, who promoted freedom of expression and the need for joy even amidst revolutionary struggle.

Photo Gallery

Gerald Weber
Neubaugasse 45
AT 1070 Vienna


Festival edition: 2013
Sections: Fascinations
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles


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