A female narrator (fellow artist Kathi Hofer) gives voice to this film, making it a reflection on the filmmaker’s life and journey through Europe (which began in the summer of 2019, before COVID-19). Spaces of association unfold, a train of thoughts. The boundaries between factual and memory blur. How much of personal history can be read more globally? Visual portraits of Europe’s remote places away from the typical tourist hotspots set the stage for this film. Landscapes in flux, images of movement that visually evoke long journeys on trains, ferries and public transportation. The underlying sound compositions by Dutch musician Machinefabriek evoke isolation and alienation, yet are conciliatory and warm.
The film will be shown at the Diagonale, the festival of Austrian film, as part of a short film program in the cinema. The screening will be followed by an artist talk with Cathrin Mayer (HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark).
Sangam Sharma (*1978 Vienna, lives in Vienna and Bristol) is an independent artist and experimental filmmaker. Much of her work is at the intersection of visual art, film and sound art. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, at the Slade School of Fine Art, and at UCL in London. Her work has been shown at Diagonale in Graz; International Queer & Migrant Film Festival, Amsterdam; Transition Film Festival, Vienna; Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival; Centrespace Gallery, Bristol; Rooftop Art Centre in Corby and HER Docs Film Festival, Warsaw; among others. www.sangamsharma.com