I embarked on a three-month journey, guided by a childhood memory of an echo in the Alps. I vividly recalled that it took at least four seconds for the echoing voice to return.
I walked from the Valley of Passei, north of Meran, through the mountains of the Texel Group, into the southern expanse of the Ötztal Mountains, along the vast glaciers into the Zillertal Alps and Pfunder Mountains, crossing the ridge several times before arriving in East Tyrol near Prägraten. From there, the echoes led me back into Italy near Auronzo in the Sextner Dolomites. Echoes directed the course of my walk.
I never found the specific echo from my childhood memory. However, during the three-month walk, I found twenty-two echo locations. Each had its own very individual 'sound image' resulting from the specific space, atmosphere, my reaction, and my voice's call into it. These echoes lingered in the air, like blueprints of the surrounding landscape.
The unfamiliar solitude and physical strain from walking in this overwhelming capacious space made all prepared text for echo calls appear irrelevant. Much further, I felt encouraged to fill and survey the landscape’s distance and structure simply with the sound of my voice and its echo.

The scenes for Antlitz were filmed in the Dolomites, at the end of my three- month walk.

Produced with the generouse support from:
Jason Martin and The Grant for Female Film and Video Artists, Berlin Senate Chancellery - Cultural Affairs

Installation view at S.P.A.M Contemporary, Düsseldorf

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