JULIA CHARLOTTE RICHTER

Down the Rabbit-Hole  ➜ watch video (Ausschnitt / excerpt) on vimeo

 

2010

videoinstallation, 1-channel-projection, loop, HD, no sound, 06:35 min

 

 

videostills 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

installation view ("Monitoring", Documentary & Videofestival Kassel, 2010, photo by Sven Heine) 

 

 

installation view ("Examen", Documenta-Halle Kassel, 2010) 

 

 

“Down the Rabbit-Hole” bezieht sich auf ein Zitat aus dem Roman Alice im Wunderland: “Dear, dear! How queer everything is to-day! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I’ve  been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning?”
In der lautlosen Loop-Projektion schwebt die Kamera durch einen zwielichtigen Raum, in dem der Fussboden mit einer Vielzahl von schlafenden, jugendlichen Mädchen bedeckt ist, und zeigt ein nahezu groteskes Bild eines adoleszenten Tiefschlafes, eines Zustandes des endlosen Übergangs.

 

“Down the Rabbit-Hole” refers to a quotation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: “Dear, dear! How queer everything is to-day! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning?”                           
In the silent loop-projection, the camera slowly observes a shady room where numerous sleeping girls cover the floor and shows a bizarre picture of an adolescent coma, a neverending transition.

 

 

director, producer, editing, props: Julia Charlotte Richter

camera, light: Thomas Förster

assistant cameraman: Ben Brix

make-up: Catrine Val, Franziska Zoubek

hairstyling: Kristin Meyer

support: Jan Bode, Helmut Uhlig, Ann Schomburg, Ana Esteve Reig

actresses: students of the "Jacob-Grimm-Schule" Kassel and of the dancing studio "Off Balance" Kassel

 

thanks:

Joao Ventura

Off Balance Kassel, Schule für Tanz, Ballett und Bewegung (http://www.offbalance-kassel.de/)

tegut im City Point (Kassel)

 

special thanks to GWG Kassel for offering the location