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“A Word Fell Out of My Mouth and Broke” (00:09:09) by Reza Kellner, Anna Jurkiewicz, Austria, 2023
Constantly changing states, the clay reinvents itself – it works, rests, breathes, absorbs water and releases air, becoming an object and returning to dust or mud.
Three performers explore ways of becoming, relating and decaying with clay as representational and vital (subject)matter. Longing hands intervene and accompany the
journey of clay. Playful and ritually solemn at the same time, enacting the endless cycle of
doing and undoing. The pragmatic practice of working clay morphs into a sensual experience driven by tactile intelligence and spontaneous invention of ritual. Human hands, dust, mud–clay at various stages of hygroscopy and desiccation are equal protagonists of the film. A haptic feast of textures, and fluid gestures on the other, join to create a choreography of perpetual becoming and unbecoming of vessels and words.
Anna Jurkiewicz (b. 1989, Poland) is an interdisciplinary artist working with voice, sound, field recordings, performance and video. As a vocalist, she explores internal spaces – the borderland between breath and voice – and the outer expanses of sound – the resonance of various spaces, both non-human and human-made. Her research-based artwork combines traditional music, ethnography and linguistics with a personal practice of cultivating an intimate relationship with environments where humans encounter non-human beings, timelines, and architectures.
Reza Kellner is an Iranian-Austrian multimedia artist interested in using his multidisciplinary skills to explore and bring together different fields of interest such as metaphysics and environmental hermeneutics and to bring them together.
Concept: Vera Hagemann, Anna Jurkiewicz, Reza Kellner
Directed and Produced by: Reza Kellner and Anna Jurkiewicz
Performance: Vera Hagemann,Anna Jurkiewicz, Reza Kellner
Camera: Clara Wildberger
Microscopic Footage: Anna Jurkiewicz
Editing and Postproduction: Reza Kellner
Sound Design: Reza Kellner and Anna Jurkiewicz
Funded by: Kulturamt Stadt Graz, Land Steiermark
Special Thanks to: Forum Stadtpark, Selma Etareri, Peter Hutter, David Kranzelbinder, Goha Goździ