Sleep essay film / 2021
version: raw cut
"Life is a traffic between world and bed. No matter where I go, where I am, there is this place that connects everything—the bed—the centre of the world."
- Vilém Flusser
SLEEP (W.T.) is film within film. The story is about a woman who is looking for images. She goes to bed in one place and wakes up at the other end of the world. Her meditative journey extends over different countries.
The topic is the relationship between nature and mathematics, hunger for images and the search for sleep.
Filmed in: Astrakhan, Bari, Berlin, Kalmyia, Marrakesh, Matera, Rome, Sahara, St. Petersburg, Tangier.
Cameras: Arri Amira, Blackmagic Production 4K, Canon EOS C300, Sony Alpha 6300, DJI Drone
Support: Astrakhan Ministerium of Culture, Goethe Institute, the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, University of the Arts Berlin
Format: FULL HD, color
Length: 71 min
Language: English, Russian
Germany, Russia, Israel
Script and Editing
Director of Photography
Sarah Yona Zweig
The Senate Department for Culture and Europe
Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (LCB) and the Robert Bosch Foundation
Realised at Tissardmine Artist Residency in Sahara and the Künstlerhaus Lukas in Germany