TRUE is a project dealing with truth and the interrelationship of physical posture and posture as attitude resp. in terms of being true.
The project is consisting of various works/media as well as the eponymous video-work which you can watch here and which shall also exist in a variation as a more channel installation (find more info regarding the video work on vimeo).
The Video "TRUE" is a poetic/experimental essay. Inspired by educational films the video combines scientific facts & personal experiences to reflect about the interrelationship between physical posture and posture as attitude as well as the matter of being true.
Through diverse chapters & layers we follow a thought process about truth and lie. Starting from a dream that tells about a compliment for the back the story unfolds in various directions that are connected to the topic of truth and posture.
Found footage scenes of old educational films from the US, a scripted and filmed dialogue between some kind of therapist and the artist as well as performative scenes and layered, animated parts tell us amongst others about the complexity of the topic and the desire of the artist to explore it and talk about it to an audience. The video also touches on the role of the smartphone regarding the relation between physical & emotional state, speaking about how bodies and meanings shift over time, the dangers & chances of this and how revolutions could start.
(This is the more linear, film-version, at some point I also plan to edit it as a more-channel-installation)
Cast: Talin Seigmann, Ella Kay Tetrault, Mark Windsor, Chrischa Oswald
Camera/Light: Philippe Gerlach, Chrischa Oswald
Sound/Sounddesign: Gaston Ibarroule
Concept/Script/Director/Editing: Chrischa Oswald
Found Footage & Screenrecording:
Une Femme Mariée (J.L. Godard)
Leave Her to Heaven (John M. Stahl)
Bio Motion Lab, biomotionlab.ca/walking/
Rainer Maria Rilke