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L’étoile de mer


HD / 11 min. / La Ciotat / 2019

C'est une étoile qui tombe dans La mer Méditerranée. - (It's a star that falls in the Mediterranean Sea) tells Man Ray’s film synopsis of L'étoile de mer (The Starfish) made in 1928.

L'étoile de mer by Maya Schweizer is an experimental navigation in the Mediterranean Sea, mingling underwater shots, silent movies, author’s own video archive and underwater shots, faded-in texts and a sound collage. This image and sound essay is about forgetting and the sea as a point of reference and reflection. The sea is a flowing immaterial space and thus seems conducive to forgetting.

* Produced by and exhibited at the Historisches Museum Frankfurt, 2019, screened at the German and International competition of the 65. Internationalen Kurzfilmtagen Oberhausen, 2019, awarded with the e-flux prize in Oberhausen Short Film Festival, 2019.