Director: Caroline Schwarz; Writer: Caroline Schwarz; Producer: Caroline Scwarz, Joshua Conens; Key Cast: Meike Frevel
In a world where everything unknown is black infinity a nameless person has to overcome the temptation of the visible to be free. The limitation of perception causes the fear of the unknown. The unknown seems unimaginable. We don’t experience it: So do we only see what we know?
“Doors of Perception” is a fairy tale in black light. In a world where the unknown is black infinity an individual wakes up and has to look for her ways in darkness. She sets off to search for the familiar, the trustworthy. But does the truth lie in the visible?
Born in 1990 in Straslund, grew up in Wismar, lived for a short time in the Ruhr region and finally chose Berlin-Neukölln as her new home. After high school she decided to educate herself on pictures, took pictures and learnt from pictures. From ads to experiments, from her own short films to educational projects. An important turning point was a documentary “Berufswege” (“Professional paths”), which was shown at 50 screenings across Germany and then the cinematic essay “Der Weisheit letzter Schluss” (in post-production). Caroline has been studying at filmArche, the biggest self-governed film school in Europe since autumn 2014.
What inspired you to make this film?
It’s always the most difficult question, because I can never remember from where my ideas came, but I remember thinking it would be cool to do something with black light. I loved the possibility of having no space. In every other movie you always have space and you can’t avoid it because you need light and as soon as you have light, you can see everything. So the idea of having no space was very appealing to me and it was also the biggest inspiration.