CHEN Chengwen: »Lorbeerbaum«

cinematic interpretation (2023), 15:47

The piece is a confrontation of the metamorphosis of Daphne. Her transformation into a laurel tree while fleeing Apollo has implications for both her own inner world and her outer environment. What inspires me here is the commute between several perspectives, which are actually parallel worlds, and how this simultaneity can be represented – in Ovid in the literary approach, in Pollaiuolo in the painterly composition. In the branching moment, it tears the body apart and at the same time it grows into the new one. Based on this intensive art experience, I implemented the story musically and scenically and combined the ambiguous sounds with their sensual and transformed, abstract levels into one expression.

CHEN Chengwen
scenic composition

Annegret Mayer-Lindenberg
Viola d’amore

Constantin Herzog

Tobias Klich
cinematic interpretation

A production of tritonus e.V.
As part of the project: Viola d’amore JETZT

Recording and post production:
7 / 2022 – Tersteegenkirche Köln-Dünnwald
4 / 2023 – Plantage 13 Bremen
8 / 2023 – Cité internationale des arts Paris

Supported by
Senator für Kultur Bremen
Kulturamt der Stadt Köln
Katrin und Werner Rabus