Projection view: 21er Haus - Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Blickle Kino, Vienna, Austria


Du bei mir - Teil I
(You by Me - Part I)

2016-17, 1-channel video, HD, 5:00

Realized with the support of Autonome Provinz Südtirol - Amt für Deutsche Kultur, Italy

Concept and direction: Christian Niccoli
Camera: Andreas Steffan
Camera assistant: Pietro Mele
Executive producer: Arne Duppler
Sound design: Roman Strack
Postproduction: Rudolf Germann
Foley artist: Takis Christos Sariannidis
Cast: Stefan Müser
Special effects: Effective Special Effects, Berlin, Germany
Set photographer: Matteo Lucidi
Blockers: Eleonora Farina, Marco Martignone
Catering: Simona Molino, Alessia Pastore

“Du bei mir - Teil I” (You by Me - Part I) is the first film of a series of works on faith, describing the diverse aspects of the intimate and trusting relationship a person may develop with a spiritual entity.
Part I explores self-mortification, it shows a man doing a prostration, a downthrow during a stormy winter night. The man is not walking upright, he crawls on arms and legs. Every few meters he lays down for a few seconds with his entire body on the wet and cold ground. Then he lifts himself up again and keeps on crawling. The film wants to show a contrast between the storm (the outside) and the determinate and constant rhythm of the man (the inside).

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