Sound: Kai-Maier RotheCamer: Hannes BöckEditing: Borjana VentzislavovaText: Ovid PopVoice over: Susanne Schuda
AND THE SKY CLEARS UP (MAGIC RESISTANCE)
4K AND HD VIDEO, 23MIN., COLOR, STEREO
with Songül Boyraz, Renée Gadsden, Esra Emine Demir, Maruša Sagadin, Claudia Slanar
Five protagonists perform artistic-magical rituals at various locations in Vienna, most of which refer to concrete historical events and locations from the Nazi past but play as well an important role today. Applying different artistic-magical processes, the work seeks to act against the current right-wing populist spirits in the Western Hemisphere. And the Sky Clears Up (MAGIC RESISTANCE) sees itself as a visual plea: In individual ceremonies originating from neither dogmatic norms nor official religions but representing abstracted artistic interventions, the protagonists appeal to healing, empowerment and solidarity. Both the city of Vienna and Austria as a state are nothing but examples among a host of other places where right-wing sentiments and politics are nowadays shaping the global landscape.
Produced in the frame of:
Exiled Gaze | Der exilierte Blick