Susanne Wiegner

An Lou Andreas-Salomé

Electronic Language International Festival


Visualisation of a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke, that he wrote at Castle Duino to the great love of his life: Lou Andreas-Salomé. The topic of the film is the place of writing – Castle Duino – the view out of the window as the initial point of Rilke’s inner reflections blended with a kaleidoscopic mixture of past and present, of space and time. In the end you can see the postcard with a star, that Rilke sent to Lou in remembrance of their common room in Bavaria, where the light came through the opening in the window shutter in the form of a star.

Idea and Animation: Susanne Wiegner
Voice: Christian Reiner

Susanne Wiegner studied architecture at the Academy of fine Arts in Munich and at Pratt Institute in New York City as a DAAD scholar. She works as a 3D-artist in Munich, Germany. For several years she has been creating 3D computer animations dealing with literature and with virtual space.
Venues where her work have been shown include: group exhibitions at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, the ZKM in Karlsruhe, the Art + Technology Center EYEBEAM in New York City, FACT in Liverpool, Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, WRO Biennale in Wroclaw, National Gallery of Art in Vilnius, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei; Les Rencontres Internationales in Paris, EMAF in Osnabrück, Videonale in Bonn, Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow and festivals all over the world.