Filmloop w/ sound
Shots of a hand on a green leaf, a glass of wine, a cigarette being lit, French fries falling down in slow motion and other seemingly unrelated yet familiar images are repeated throughout Jeppe Lange’s film.
These are images we somehow know as they form part of our popular culture image bank, having become recognisable forms we quickly decipher as signs for something we should desire. Inserted into and interrupting this flow is footage of three women who describe their memories of an event creating a sense of uncertainty and suspense to the entire piece.
The memories of the three women overlap, but only manage to unfold into broken narratives. Despite this enigmatic atmosphere what remains seems to be cinematic images comprising an alphabet or a language, that is, the tools for producing meaning. Lange explores how this imagery works on individual and collective memory, activating both in order to accomplish a sense of coherence or completion. The piece generates a sense of searching, as if trying to recreate something in your head that happened long ago.
Simon Brinck & Ole Buck