This video embodies (and plays with) some elements from Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. Like in a theatre mirror, the two characters seem to fall victim to some off-stage creature (an insect? a spider? a ghost?), while they are actually victim to one another, sharing the same disturbing personality and obsessions.
Time In Four Movements
The poem this video is based upon first appeared in 2014 in Sand, an English literary journal based in Berlin. The lines are arranged in 23 short stanzas, laid out in four columns, as in some sort of composition for four instruments. In one of the main stanzas, it is stated “death has one voice/ it owns things twice”. This subtle trick of death is here developed throughout the allegorical quest of a freed spirit, from the Ligurian Apennines to a jewish wood in Berlin.