The film works with newly-created 16mm film as well as with found footage from Barbara Loden‘s film Wanda (1970), conflating fragments from the film itself and the new material into an abstract narrative:Objects, props and surfaces from the film were recreated, visually isolated and refilmed, taking on a sculptural and artificial notion.
In a kind of vacuum, an abstract and associative narration about emptiness, failure, and identity construction in relation to the body slowly unfolds. A sort of science fiction remake of Wanda emerges - a layer of meaning that lies behind the film‘s plot and surface is imagined and constructed, positioning disparate elements in relation to each other and forging enigmatic connections between them.
Runtime: ca. 17min
Director: Benjamin Ramirez Pérez
Director of Photography: Claire Jahn
2015 – Chargesheimer-Stipendium for Benjamin Ramírez Pérez
2015 – Lightcone Atelier 105 Video Postproduction Residency for Benjamin Ramírez Pérez, Paris, France
2015: That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you. I can’t do it. artothek – Raum für junge Kunst, Cologne Germany