Wen the Finger Points at the Moon © K. Ouellet


When the finger points at the moon

...the fool looks at the finger" (proverb). 


(2008, HDV, Color, 38 Min.)


With: Lena Taege, Katja Keya Richter, Christian Mock, 
Kathrin Osterode, Agnieszka Dmochowska, Nora Hütz.


An actress is caught in an archetypal world, governed by the compulsive, didactic mechanisms of the Hero’s Journey, of film conventions, of story-telling and acting rituals. Is happiness a longing for repetition?


Without giving a simple answer or merely being parodistic, the video questions heroes, dominant narratives and their exposed structures. The mechanisms of story telling and acting take over and generate the plot, which in the end is about our desire for and pleasure in repetition, how cinema affects us and what it teaches us (hero stories being in essence didactic, moral tales).


The choreographic aspect of stunts and their relationship with dance are foregrounded, questioning cinema’s relationship to the human body and with violence as a means of provoking the identification of the viewer.


Through its distanced, minimalist aesthetic and acting, the film becomes a reflexion on (or a dream about) unavoidabilities in storytelling, and how it and cinema carry their messages.


August 22, 2020 7pm Moscow time

Pushkin State Museum / WWW

Broadcast of 3 of my video works

100 ways to live a minute

(Duration: 24 hours)


March 2020


Arte Laguna Prize exhibition

postponed to March 13 - April 5, 2021 


Kinofilm Manchester Festival cancelled because of the Coronavirus


November 13-18, 2019

Wilmington (N.C.)

Cucalorus Film Festival


October 11, 2019


Festival C'est trop court


September 28-29, 2019


Thessaloniki Cinedance International


September 19, 2019


Filmfest Bremen


September 4-8, 2019


Bucharest Int. Dance Film Festival


May 25 - July 18, 2019

Städische Galerie Bremen

screen_spirit continued


July 8-Sept. 4, 2019


On Art Film Festival


July 24-28, 2019


Glmli Film Festival


June 28, 2019


20th Shorts Int. Film Festival

June 22, 2019


17th Signs of the Night Festival 


May 9-16, 2019


Philosophical Film Festival


October 14, 2018 - February 3, 2019

Marl Media Art Awards Exhibition skulpturenmuseum-glaskasten-marl


July-December 2018


Cast and Cut residency


December 12-16, 2018


Alternative Film/Video


November 27-30, 2018


Inshadow Festival


October 20-27, 2018


International Architecture and

Urban Films Festival


May 18 - September 30, 2018

York Art Gallery (UK)