Clay on Shoes
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Duration: approx. 15 min
A young man is standing on the tennis court and seems ready to play… but that never happens. A cinematic poem about interaction, loneliness and internal obstacles.
Biography of the director
Patrick Wallochny, born in Düsseldorf in 1990, is a filmmaker and producer at OHNE FALSCH FILM. His films move between documentary and fiction and try to playfully explore the limits of the medium. His last film ATTRACTIONS was shown in Oberhausen and Hamburg.
My short films and site-specific audio and video installations move between documentary and fiction and try to playfully explore the limits of the medium. They are in dialogue with cinema as well as with other art forms and pop culture. My eyes are on places as well as on people. On humour as well as on melancholy.
At the beginning of the project Clay on shoes there was an interest in surfaces, especially those of the digital. I am touched by the sheer sensuality of the loving manner with which many people stroke the surface of their device. There is also a frightening aspect to it, because I have the feeling that we have more and more surfaces in our lives that often interpret and determine reality, but in any case act as mediators and thus tend to reduce the complexity of things while we know absolutely nothing about the processes behind it, that is, those that take place under the surfaces.
However, over the course of the process my interest shifted towards the concrete movements of the intermediate moments of a tennis game. Giving space to the complexity of movements and gestures in space.