Experimental Film, Germany/USA, 2015,
16mm to HD,
Color, Stereo

Desert Miracles is a cinematic exploration of a commercialized architecture of desire. Across 22 different tableaus the film meditates upon the interiors of Nevada’s wedding chapels, considering how the excessive scenery opens up to constitute a cultural organisation of “Love”. A woman’s’ voice is heard reading out an ambiguous letter to an unknown lover in which she finds herself troubled by the challenges of modern relationships, unable to negotiate a balance between self-fulfilment and optimization.

The text is based on anonymous posts by different women in various internet wedding forums. One fictional female character is composed out of many assembled perspectives on desire, relationships and social expectation.

 

Installation View, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, 2015

 

Installation View, „new talents“ Biennale, Kunstmuseum Bonn

 

Desert Miracles, Excerpt, 1:30 min., 2015