film by Marianna Christofides and Alexandra Waierstall

With Dani Brown and Evangelia Randou

A filmic playpoem created by a choreographer and a visual artist, meditating on time and the world, inviting us to move with our senses into a state of drift as we experience body, matter and thought pass through each other.

A dance performance with two women in Germany opens up to footage shot in Japan during the pandemic in a tidal montage of swelling and emptying, rising and falling, receding and resurfacing. With the support of a haunting musical score, a fluid and fragmented narrative enters at times into a subtle dialogue with Sappho, Aristophanes, Virginia Woolf, Laurie Anderson and Anne Carson to reveal our tumbling relation to bruised geographies and violated spaces including the human body.



film by

director of photography: DIANA VIDRASCU; additional camera (Japan): MARIANNA CHRISTOFIDES; music / sound design: STAVROS GASPARATOS; editing: MARIANNA CHRISTOFIDES; text: BERND BRÄUNLICH, DANI BROWN, MARIANNA CHRISTOFIDES, ALEXANDRA WAIERSTALL; voice: DANI BROWN; sound recording: CÉDRIC HOPF; sound recording assistance: MARCEL ROGON, ANDRÉ SCHRÖDER; costumes: ALEXANDRA WAIERSTALL; set and light design: MARIANNA CHRISTOFIDES, ALEXANDRA WAIERSTALL; light technician: ETIENNE HEPPNER, ANSGAR KLUGE, LUCAS WENDEL, JULIA DE WERTH; colorist: ALISA SYRAKVASH; conform support & restoration: DIANA VIDRASCU; management: JUDITH JAEGER; production coordinator: MARIANNA CHRISTOFIDES; academic advisor: BRENDA HOLLWEG; research assistance (Japan): BERND BRÄUNLICH; film processing and transfer: CINELAB Bucharest, HIVENTY Paris, IMAGICA Lab Tokyo/Osaka; post-production facilities: STUFF MOVIE Paris, CINELAB Bucharest; titles: CRISTI DELIU, FERNANDO DE PAZ

The film draws inspiration from the duet performance And Here We Meet (2016) by Alexandra Waierstall and Laurie Anderson, The Beginning of Memory (2010), Aristophanes, The Birds (414 BCE), Sappho (c. 600 BCE), transl. by Anne Carson, If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho (2002), Virginia Woolf, The Waves (1931)

filmed in Düsseldorf and Mt. Asama, Hokkaido, Izu Peninsula, Kyūshū, Shimokita, Tokyo

film made possible with the support of Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorfand the kind support of tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf

an Alexandra Waierstall / Noema Dance Works e.V. production
© 2021 Christofides / Waierstall