Programmed by Carolin Ziemann
A film about a particular world and the attempt to explain our entire world which again is only a world within another, much bigger world, the universe, which according to theory forms a parallel universe next to another universe.
A cinematic attempt to approach the unimaginable. Sparse scientific facts meet romantic notions of a starry sky overarching our world. Shot with 35mm footage in the Chilean Atacama Desert, the camera approaches the oversized telescopes like cathedrals of infinity. Various scientists talk about black holes and the fact that the world we can access is surrounded by other, parallel worlds. These parallel universes will never be seen by the human eye and will never be captured in a picture. But what does it mean for human beings when calculated existing truths go beyond any imagination? What are the consequences for our image of humankind and our image of the world when we realise how inconceivably irrelevant everything we do is?
A film about the perceptibility of knowledge and the artistic approach to the abstract.
Curator, author and film educator