Another’s View on the Universe – Ebba Jahn – Cento Universal Writers – Germany – USA

A video by Ebba Jahn | HD 4:00 min., Germany

It’s a found poetry in free form also called cento* combined with animations depicting the universe by Julius H from Germany and accompanied by improvised music.
For the first time ever hear the voice of the man in the moon…

The title’s source:
“Only through art can we get outside ourselves and know another’s view of the universe which is not the same as ours…” (Marcel Proust)

*A cento is a poetical work wholly composed of text passages, here taken from six writers and artists.

Ebba Jahn has worked as a 16 mm filmmaker, cinematographer, sound recordist and film docent. She holds a degree from the German Film and TV Academy Berlin DFFB (1984). In New York City she lived from 1991 until 2010, where she produced her last 16 mm film, studied towards a BA in Fine Arts, and worked for German public radio. After her return to Germany she participated in group exhibitions, created DVDs, video installations and has been a curator for two film festivals. For three years she curated and organized the travelling art exhibition PAPER PAIRS with abstract artworks by 20 international artists including her own (1997-6.2019).
In recent years her main focus lies on the creation of short video collages.

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