© Christiana Perschon

© Christiana Perschon


by Christiana PERSCHON
2014 / HD / color / sound / 1S / 28' 48

Tatjana is a 93 years old painter who is slowly losing her eyesight. She tries to adapt to a changing landscape that is becoming more challenging with each day. Even though her world gets shrouded with shadows, the painter in her tries to figure out the different layers of colours that are left in it. Christiana Perschon creates her film while observing how the eyes of Tatjana reshape the world that she has known all her life. Thus the two women become like partners while each working on their own creative projects. The world once again becomes an uncharted territory where hands and eyes are the primary tools in order to get the process of experience going again. But light and darkness do not battle each other this time: they gaze at each other in silent astonishment. (Giona A. Nazzaro, Visions du Réel 2014)

Director's Note

"Even during the day, I often close my eyes in order to see what I can see within."(Tatjana in Noema)

Audio-visual notes on the encounter with 93 year old painter Tatjana, who is losing her eyesight. Gestures gently observed through the tips of her hair interfere with thoughts about the sense of time and a dreamlike reality. Moving images follow the painter's alignment relying more than ever on her experienced hand and imagination and exploring sensory perception beyond seeing.


distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language German
translation English (Embedded subtitles)
rental fee 102,00 €