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  • 17/03/18 20:00


Stefanie Comilang and Simon Speiser

Dejavu – The Smile You Are Smiling

the smile you are smiling you were smiling then, but I can't remember where or when

As artists in residence at dgtl fmnsm, Stephanie Comilang and Simon Speiser are working on a collaborative film/ installation involving Paradise, a fictional character played by a drone. In previous works by Comilang, Paradise surfaces as a disembodied voice who speaks of connectedness through adaptation, bodies as archives, and entangled narratives of possible futurities. In this new work, Speiser's daughter Lotte, who was born in Ecuador, where Speiser's family is from, lends her voice and knowledge to the fictional character of Paradise. For people like Lotte, born in one place and moved to another, home is an amorphous thing. The familiarity of two places creates a feeling of constant-déjà-vu, similar to the card game of Memory, in which the player attempts to pair one card with another.
What could this space of deja-vu look like?

Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden