A Tall Tale
by Maya Schweizer, IR/GER 2017, 16 min · Black/White & Colour
in der Reihe Forum Expanded
Freitag 10. Februar 2017, 21:30 Uhr: Akademie der Künste (E)
Sonntag 12. Februar 2017, 12:30 Uhr, Kino Arsenal 1 (E)
“A thin crack extending from the roof, down the front of the building, and into the adjacent lake,” notes the narrator as he arrives at the House of Usher, thus opening up a parallel between the Irish setting of Maya Schweizer’s cinematic association and Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale of horror. Orson Welles and other cinematic ghosts seem to lead the spectator of A Tall Tale onwards, passing through a landscape of ruins and films and ruins of films that evoke phantoms and fairies
Maya Schweizer, born in Paris, studied art and art history at the University of Aix-en-Provence (1995-1998). She moved to Germany and studied at the School of Visual Arts in Leipzig (HGB) (1999-2002) and at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) with Professor Lothar Baumgarten and graduated in 2006. Her work has been awarded and shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide.