A downtempo trip into the Dionysiac depths of rhythm and rites while time-traveling from postwar Cologne to the Brazilian carnival to vast empty seas.
Deploying minimalist ambient structures the sound delves into the white noise of history whilst the visuals unleash a phantastic voyage in the church's basic architecture of extasy and order.
Sight and sound form here a bridge to a time gone by where the enigma of life was still inscribed in the ornament of faith.
Watching from behind Pope Paul VI. giving his blessing to the crowd:
You can't get closer to the brink of the pandemonium.
If you gaze for long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you, or in other words:
Philipp Lachenmann, 2005