demo 1’ 14’’ / link to the full version on request.
Video, HDV, 4:3, colour, sound, 10’ 20’’.


Faust wants to develop the city. Theodor wants to govern the territory. They both have a different vision, but non of them will stop until turn everything on ruins. To destroy and smash is the path to make dreams come true.

Going through the visual exploration of the destruction of a house, this film sets up a parallel meaning on the same action. The act of destruction is seen from the perspective of the power of the modernisation and, at the same time, that one of the war. Progress and punishment, together, turn the concrete realism of the destruction of a house, into a metaphorical space where the double nature of the actions becomes an unstable territory where the spectator experienced the in-between.

This is not a moral judgement between the good and the bad of the world, but a reflection on the moment that a verb becomes gesture. The intermediate space is not a concept but a state of mind in which the spectator experiments a particular feeling of unbalance, experiencing duality as unity, and finding him/herself in a constant instability in front of a flow of contradictions.

Produced by:

This film has been made with the generous support of the:
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst AFK
Stichting Stokroos