The Hours That Hold the Forms
video / experimental video
An arrangement of images from the Spanish-French border town of Portbou, where the philosopher Walter Benjamin ended his life. These visual motifs are accompanied by a single voice relaying the experiences of political refugees. Like the images, the stories are fragmentary and impressionistic within the total composition. The title is taken from a quotation from Benjamin's One-Way Street, and continues: "have passed in the house of dreams".