Originated in 2016
"Twelve objects and twelve poems. When voices are given to objects, the viewer becomes subject to the perpetual stress of the modern world as visualised in a chaotic audiovisual Dada poem."
In summer semester 2016 I took part in the course "surreale surrogate" by Gregor Kuschmirz, which dealt with the topics "dadaism", "surrealism" and the "compositing"-technic. The task was to create a short clip which should combine either dadaism or surrealism with the present. How we wanted to do this lay in our own choice.
I decided to create a short film with the topic "stress" and the often following burnout-syndrom which goes hand in hand with a lot of stress and which is a common problem nowadays. For implementation I decided to choose the stopmotion-technic. On the one hand, because I didn't get in contact wich this technic so far. On the other hand, because I thought, this was the perfect way to deal with such a complex topic.
However, even though stopmotion is the main part of the visualisation, the main part of this video is the soundtrack which should correspond perfectly with the video material. For me, it also was the first time to work with different spokesmen and it was also the first time for me to work so intensively with sound. Contrary to my own expectations I found out that I had fun working with sound and I learned a lot.
The final result is a short film which, particularly through the different spoken dada-poems and the connected objects, obtains its special impact. The combination of both, visual data and sound, shall transfer the spectator in the situation of a person who collapses through the masses of stress and, in the end, develops the burn-out syndrom.
After finishing my project I signed in to the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, where it was shown in October 2016 in the context of the NRW competition.