Du bei mir - Teil I - (You by me - Part I)

“Du bei mir - Teil I” (You by Me - Part I) is the first film of a series of works on faith, describing the diverse aspects of the intimate and trusting relationship a person may develop with a spiritual entity.
Part I explores self-mortification, it shows a man doing a prostration, a downthrow during a stormy winter night. The man is not walking upright, he crawls on arms and legs. Every few meters he lays down for a few seconds with his entire body on the wet and cold ground. Then he lifts himself up again and keeps on crawling. The film wants to show a contrast between the storm (the outside) and the determinate and constant rhythm of the man (the inside).

  • Christian Niccoli
    Director
  • Christian Niccoli
    Writer
  • Arne Duppler
    Producer
  • Stefan Müser
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Video art, religion, faith
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 24, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Shooting Format:
    4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Vienna
    Austria
    May 3, 2017
    Austrian Premiere, 21 Haus - Museum for Contemporary Art
Director Biography - Christian Niccoli

Christian Niccolis videos und videoinstallationen have been presented internationally, among others at Kunsthaus Graz (AT), Phönix Art - Sammlung Harald Falckenberg, Hamburg (DE), Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck (AT), Cinémathèque québécoise, Montreal (CA), Socrates Sculpture Park, New York City (USA), Dortmunder U – Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität, Dortmund (DE), Berlinische Galerie and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (DE), PROGR - Zentrum für Kulturproduktion, Bern (CH), Para Site / Art Space, Hong Kong (CN), Es Baluard - Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca (ES), EAC - Espacio de arte Contemporaneo, Montevideo (UR), Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris (FR), 8th Baltic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Szczecin (PL), Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Valparaiso (CL) and at Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan (AM).

Festivals include, among others, Transmediale, Berlin (DE), Hamburg Short Film Festival, Hamburg (DE), Microwave International New Media Art Festival, Hong Kong (CN), Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart (DE), WRO Media Art Biennale, Wrozlaw (PL), Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens (GR), Facade Videofestival Plovdiv, Plovdiv (BG) and Obliqua - Festival International de Videoarte & Cinema Experimental, Lisbon, Portugal (PT).

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