The Letters About the End of the World, Dina Karaman, 2021
Online film programme / Into the Sandbox / Instance Dungeons
“During the first lockdown, in the spring of 2020, I started a video diary, filming from my own window in St. Petersburg. There were no more tourist ferries, so I kept watching the empty harbour and the solitary fishermen. The deserted landscape followed by the eye of my camera looked like the scenery of a neverending eerie dream. I got wondering what other people across the planet were dreaming about. So I took to collecting dreams via the internet and social media. As I corresponded with strangers, I increasingly felt the affinity prompted by our shared isolation. The process turned into a game: the dark caves of other people’s dreams joined into an intricate labyrinth, and the more dreams I had, the more frequently I stumbled upon unexpected links. The polyphonic network of fears, memories, phobias, and hopes, animated the only landscape I could see”.