Conceived by Katia and Marielle Labeque for Düsseldorf’s Schumannfest, Bilder aus Osten (Pictures from the East) is a unique four-hands piece by Schumann that explores 19th century perceptions of the near and far east. In the set of responsive animations, which reference eastern ornaments, each movement presents a transformation from one geometric shape to another through the abstraction of still images of the olympic park in Stratford, London—an East in its own right.
Format: HD, approx. 20 min.
Design, direction and animation: Tal Rosner.
Commissioned by Schumannfest Düsseldorf, Germany 2012.