Du bei mir - Teil I (You by Me - part I), 2016-17

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

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 third film of a trilogy on faith, describing the diverse aspects of the intimate and trusting relationship a person may develop with a spiritual entity.
This film 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).