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RAUSCH

Rausch(e)s genitive ,

Räusche [ˈrɔyʃə ] plural(= Trunkenheit) intoxication

(= Drogenrausch) high (inf)sich dative einen Rausch antrinken=to get drunk
einen Rausch haben=to be drunk
etw im Rausch tun/sagen=to do/say sth while under the influence (of alcohol or drink)

seinen Rausch ausschlafen=to sleep it off

Rausch is the narration of a night, or many nights, a celebration, the observation of a queer Dionysian state. Its form changes depending on the circumstance as well as by the personas that alternate and define it. It is not necessarily presented as a literal intoxication but also as an emotional one. The subject experiences a communion, a spiritual encounter that co-exists with a rapture, the division of the soul, its departure from the Sensible World. The individual limits fade away, the subjects lose their outlines and their privacy; they cling to a dissimilarity that lacks a specific shape. The body turns into a place of observation, its pulse, its signs and its facial expressions recorded. As every state of influence and intoxication evolves, it registers on the body, leaving its mark behind.

Rausch is dedicated in memory of Zak / Zakie Oh who was brutally assassinated on September of 2018 in the center of Athens in public view.
#justice4ZakZackie

  • Vera Chotzoglou
    Director
  • Vera Chotzoglou
    Camera
  • Vera Chotzoglou
    Writer
  • Vera Chotzoglou
    Producer
  • Konstantinos Delavinias
    Key Cast
    “Starring”
  • Polyxeni Michalopoulou / Chloe Pare-Anastasiadou / Callikratis Vougioukalakis / Florian Goltz / Ferghus Carmichael / Damhnaic O' Mhaille
    Key Cast
  • Giorgos Frogoudakis (ΦΡΟ)
    Original Music
  • Elpiniki Gelagoti
    Sound Design
  • Pola Sieverding
    Narration
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Student, Other
  • Runtime:
    35 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 27, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany, Greece
  • Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD/mini dv
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • 6th Athens Biennale
    Athens
    Greece
    November 11, 2018
    Greek Premiere
  • Athens School of Fine Arts
    Athens
    Greece
  • Inshort Film Festival
    Lagos
    Nigeria
    Official Selection
  • Foto Wien
    Vienna
    Austria
    March 21, 2019
  • Hacker Porn Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    April 30, 2019
    Official selection
  • Centropia / Vorspiel Transmediale & CTM Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    January 26, 2020
Director Biography - Vera Chotzoglou

Vera Chotzoglou is a Visual artist working with time based media. She is an Athens School of Fine arts’ BA & MFA graduate, Department of Visual Arts, Fine Arts & Art Education (2013-2018). She had studied in Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with an Erasmus+ scholarship, Fine Arts & Art Education (2016-2017) with professors Jorinde Voigt & Stephan Dillemuth She has participated in various workshops, such as;"Writing and directing for documentary..." by Robert Rombout, 5th Peloponnisos International Documentary Film Festival, Kalamata, Greece (2019), "No questions, please!" Interviews as an artistic practice in film and video art" by Antonia Rahofer, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece (2018), “Stay in Touch”, Athens School of fine Arts, Athens, Greece (2018), Sound Workshop by Paul Paulon, Studio Jorinde Voigt, Berlin Germany (2017).
She was awarded with the Scholarship to cover Degree Expenses from Athens School of Fine arts (2018),audience award for the short film “Munich almost killed me ½” at 2th Piraeus Film Festival in Athens(2018) and SNF Artist Fellowship Award by Stavros Niarchos Foundation (2019)
She has exhibited internationally at A.Antonopoulou Gallery, Athens, GRRL HAUS CINEMA, Berlin, Hacker Porn Film Festival, Rome, Platforms project, Athens, Foto Wien, Austria, 6th Athens Biennale, Athens, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki,2th Pireus Film Festival,Athens, Belleve di Monaco, Munich, TAF Gallery, Athens et al. Vera Chotzoglou currently lives and works in Athens, Greece

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Director Statement

Vera Chotzoglou is a visual artist currently working with time-based media. Her objective is to create documents, recording moments and happenings. Her artistic work is a developing process which starts with the meaning of memory and it ends with the trace that left behind. Her work is formulated and determined in consideration like time, place and space. Provided that all this are intense instability, there is no fixed content in her work. Sometimes it can be very inner and sometimes more scathing or sarcastic. But Chotzoglou is not using memory only as a remebrance, it has a great meaning for her but it changes all the time, it can be translated as political or historical memory. Her Film and photographic works show a developing her own artistic language through which she offers the viewer to contemplate questions of place with all it’s implications of nationalities, borders, travelling from one place to another, cultural specifications and social meaning, the individual body and mind as prism for the social body, political engagement and poetic commentary.