Addicted to Solitude
Jon Bang Carlsen
Jon Bang Carlsen Retrospective
In my South African landscape, life and death meet face to face where the flat horizon struggles unsuccessfully to keep earth and sky apart. On this stage I meet two women. Something in their lives hooks up with something in my own. We are all just waiting. The young woman waits for her husband to return dead or alive. The older woman for her days on earth to come to an end so she can join her beloved son who died years ago.
I wait for my film to show itself in the vast, open landscape.
Luckily, I am an expert in waiting. In between actions, we become more approachable because we have to lower our shields to look at the landscape we share and decide on a new direction. Doubt illuminates our faces. Most film directors shout "Action!" when they want the characters in front of the lens to come alive. In Addicted to Solitude that word indicates the end of the film.
15 March, 18:00, Studioul Horia Bernea