Experimental Film, Germany/USA, 2015,
16mm to HD,
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 scenery opens up to constitute a cultural organisation of “Love”. A female voice is heard reading out an ambiguous letter to an unknown lover finding herself troubled by the challenges of relationships, unable to negotiate a balance between self-fulfilment and optimization.
The text is based on anonymous posts by users in online wedding forums. A fictitious character is composed out of many assembled perspectives on desire, romantic 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