The documentary material of “The Disappearance And Return Of A Beloved” is filmed in a newly built modern crematorium where the camera without comment follows the process of a cremation at a certain distance. A crematorium in which part of modernization was made by allowing machines to replace human interference by the usage of slow movements; The viewer’s curiosity is driven by being in a place that is usually unseen to the most, but that concerns everyone. The confrontation with his own death is the consequence….
The project is conceived as a mix of documentary, installation, “geräusch” (sound) and music. As a starting point documentary filming material will be displayed in a performative situation. The idea is to work alternatively with the form of the documentary and its elements by presenting the film in a way that allows the sound image to be created through a live performance. “Geräusch” (Swedish “tramp”) is an older technique for creating sound for movies.
The artists will compose a score which describes the musical and the performative process. The challenge will be to find out which instruments, objects and instrumental techniques shall be used in order to produce the desired sound image.