This project by choreographer Barbara Bess was first planned as an outdoor performance during the pandemic summer 2021. It became a visually stunning film. Six days of intense shooting day and night with a limited budget and a small group of people. Afterwards months of postproduction with film editing, music and sound production.
In the end the film turned into a surreal trip with four protagonists in search of their own stories of development. Their paths cross, but somehow they are still alone in this world, connected and at the same time separated by their stories. Viewers report they understand the plot more emotionaly than intellectually and that they are deeply touched by it but can´t exactly explain why.
For me it was a project close to my heart as I already did the sound and music for several of Barbara´s dance theater pieces. I really like her work of free performances and her strong audio-visual imagination.
Many of the sound fx were collected during and around the shooting days and areas. The voices of Cary Shiu and Lena Schattenberg, electromagnetic recordings of wind power plants, a horse, mud, wind, a double bass on the original shooting site etc…
Here is the film in full length. Use the password: Comet_22
Enjoy! (Headphones or a proper speaker highly recommended!)
Director / Choreographer:
Barbara Bess https://www.barbara-bess.com/
Director / Editor:
Johannes Felder https://tucanfilm.de/
Music / Sound Design:
Lars Fischer https://www.klangkollektor.com
Johannes Felder, Sebastian Authenrieth https://www.sebastian-autenrieth.de/