Artist’s Statement: Though there is no spoken text, sound is what drives this experimental short film. Tones captured from daily life, sped up or slowed down, repeated or made to reverberate, combine with tangled and incomplete images of dancing, resulting in a trance-like whole. The title comes from German essayist Christoph Lehmann, who reminds us that not everyone dances out of happiness.
Caroline Rumley works across photography and film. Her experimental documentaries, videographic criticism, and poetry films have screened in the US and in Europe, most recently at Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, Festival Silencio 2017 in Lisbon, the Indie Cork ÓBheal Poetry Film Festival in Cork, Ireland, the FilmPoem 2017 Festival in Lewes, England, and at Kino-Wie-Noch-Nie in Vienna. She works in Atlanta, where she lives with her family, including a tiny pit bull and a cat who thinks he is big.