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.
installation photo by David Stjernholm
starringNanna Finding KoppelRose Scott NielsenPernille Bergendorff
costume designAnna Gammelgaard
production designKristine KøsterMathilde ClausenKristin Dahl
1st ACHenrik Lyngbo
2nd ACEmil Wad Jepsen
steadycam operatorAsger Duus
gafferWilliam Laustsen JensenAlma-Oline Weitling
boom operatorMathies Tao ClemmesenSøren QuvangAlexander Bernsen
sound designJamie Louis Thurman
musicOle BuckSimon Brinck
post productionBacon X
color gradingHannibal Lang
conformSøren Gorm Knudsen
production companyBacon Cph
a special thanks toMette JermiinBacon XOnly RentalLysudlejningenTonestyrelsenOle BuckEnsemble Storstrøm