A contemplative walk leads to a bizarre climbing tour. The camera that has just panned over everyday village life now homes in on a construction of wooden slats to then follow a breakneck route up a vertical rock face. From the perspective of the invisible climber, we experience a seemingly impossible ascent while hearing his breath growing heavier and heavier with every move. Having reached the top, the camera roams one more time over the point of departure - the village now in the distance, only a few exciting minutes of film and a tangible eternity away below the rock face.
Daniel Zimmermann, born in Switzerland, visual artist, originally trained as wood sculpturer, works in film, stereoscopic photography, installation and performance. His artistic work has been shown internationally in museums, exhibition spaces, and in public spaces. His is also a director of short films that were presented at renowned international film festivals. He was nominee for the best Swiss short film in 2008. He has received numerous stipends and awards. Since 2005 he collaborates with choreographer Amanda Piña with whom he founded nadaproductions where he works as artistic director, dramaturg and performer. www.danielzimmermann.org
2010 Stick Climbing 2006 Lauberhorn Skirace in Summer 2002 The 10 Swiss 2000 Bobsled Run in Summe
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