Full HD video | 16:9 | 10.40 min. | color | sound

A man carries a black wooden frame on his back through a snow-covered winter landscape. He steadily paves his way through the snow to move higher and higher up into the mountains. The black lines of the minimalist object contrast starkly against the white color of the snow and frame the heavy load of emptiness.

Inspired by the imagery seen in depictions of nature experiences and scenes of everyday life in the era of Romanticism, the focus of Stages of Rest is on the act of carrying a Sol LeWitt sculpture. Nature seems elevated and picturesque, while simultaneously representing the cause of great hardship. The path and the vastness of the white landscape seem to be never-ending. 

Directed / Camera / Edited: Kay Walkowiak
Actor: Konstantin Ronikier
Postproduction: Manuel Hartmann
Production Assistant: Barbara Probst
Special Thanks: Herbert Fischer, Heini Handle
Supported by: Arlberg 1800