Screening of “In der Dämmerstunde Berlin de l’aube à la nuit” and “Cellule 719” by Annik Leroy
Followed by a conversation with Annik Leroy
“In der Dämmerstunde Berlin de l’aube à la nuit” (1980, BE, 67’)
With this film I try to retrace my journey, my story through the ruins, neighbourhoods, and streets of Berlin. I filmed the dialogue that took place between the city and myself, the wanderings in the old neighbourhoods (Moabit, Kreuzberg, Wedding), places where you can still find most of the traces of the past, or rather what’s left of them. (Annik Leroy)
“Cellule 719” (2006, BE, 15’)
There is hardly any image in “Cellule 719”: from time to time we see a glimpse of water, but otherwise the film is mainly black. The texts that appear on the screen in grey are from ‘Ein brief Ulrike Meinhofs aus dem Toten Trakt’, a letter written in 1972 by the RAF member Ulrike Meinhof, when she was just imprisoned. For Annik Leroy, this video project is only an intermediate stop in a longer process, a study of the historical RAF and, even more so, into the psychological mechanisms of terror, and the personality structure of a public figure who is left alone in complete isolation with her most private self. (Edwin Carels)
Annik Leroy is Artist in Focus at the Courtisane festival 2018.