Yalda Afsah

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In „Eigenraum“ I filmed people in Berlin and Los Angeles dancing in their own living rooms. The music was chosen by the participants and the dance is freely improvised.
How do people in a big city inhabit their private space, a place where they retreat to and are surrounded by their own things? What can be expressed about a person with dance moves, music, clothes and furnishings? And what is conveyed to the viewer?
With the presence of the camera the individual‘s room transforms into a staged space.