Loretta Fahrenholz’s video is composed of a patchwork of sequences. She constructs her film by juxtaposing stylized takes of street dance performances or images of the disasters at Far Rockaway caused by hurricane Sandy.
A dancer goes back and forth in a corridor, a crooked silhouette contorts itself from anxiety on an unmade bed, bodies collapsed on the ground suddenly come to life, dancers, characterized by pixilated gestures, pretend to fight to the death. Their movements are robots-like: the machine man and the zombie only belong to fiction.
“Ditch Plains” strongly raises questions related to technology and man caught up in mediatized environments. The hip-hop music accentuates the resemblance with to a trashy horror movie. Loretta Fahrenholz manages to capture the odd or intimate moments that occur in these little communities, moments where one forgets the presence of the camera.
born 1981 in Starnberg
lives and works in Berlin.