Prologues and Variations 

Sixteen-channel video installation, 2018.

Sixteen short, diaristic videos chart the serpentine path a writer takes towards completing a manuscript.

A liminal space of longing and desire is portrayed, filled with acts of thinking, reading, reflecting, writing, rewriting, transcribing, editing, singing and seeking counsel from friends, flowers, photographs and the books of admired authors, including M. Agayev, Jean Genet, Joris-Karl Huysman, and Sarah Schulman.

Prologues and Variations was commissioned by Giovanna Thierry of the Stuttgarter Filmwinter and premièred with the German title «Prologen und Variationen» at the Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart. Cinematography by Bastien Pourtout. German translations by Nicola Halschke.

Handwritten translations of the dialogue and textual elements into German were made available in front of each viewing station.