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Es gibt allerdings Unaussprechliches
Digital Cutout_Animation, 4:01 min, 2020
Marzieh Emadi/Sina Saadat

From the darkness arise a magician who was ashamed of his magic it was just a dream bitter and brown floating around then it goes further but not forever Two cubes mysteriously stand hovering above one another in a foggy grey sky when a man appears and the upper box of the two converts into a rank and pinion steering rack. Instead of triggering an explosion, a heavy sphere in slow-motion sinks down into the incubator below, where noises of industrial processing culminate in the creation of a dark opening from which nothing emerges other than a moderate growling. Scene two: An ocean soundscape is heard but there is no water in sight, just a lushly drawn forest and green field of grass gently rolling, in stark contrast to the weighty aquarelle sky of the first scene. This time around, the cube is a spherically shaped bunker from which the next person emerges, to lower a lever depriving the world of electricity. Blood and darkness spread out over a broad landscape where the cube of an electrical outlet is transformed into a small sugar cube in a teacup, gently stirred in a calm circular motion by a silver spoon. The prospect is presented of possibly incorporating a condensed world, albeit constituted by total disorder. And so it is that There is, however, unspeakable – derived from a poem – is an apt title. It signals the inexplicable phenomena and associations unleashed by Sina Saadat and Marzieh Emadi's cut-out animation film – ranging from mysterious hatcheries and torture chambers to the effect of consciousness-expanding substances.

(Melanie Letschnig) Translation: Eve Heller


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