Description: ‘What good is freedom to those who don’t use it?’ investigates the embodiment of liberty in the 21st century through the lens of American iconic dancer, activist and revolutionary figure – Isadora Duncan. By inscribing Duncan’s values, conventions and ideologies, Chris Scherer attempts to reinterpret her work for a contemporary context, forming a conversation between past and present. Duncan’s artistic and political parameters provide a sense of portraiture that sits within Scherers new linguistic frame, which he created in rural Germany throughout a time of isolation and social distance during Covid-19 2020.

Credits: Film, text and performance by Chris Scherer

Cinematography and special thanks to Jan Eifler

Location: Hirschfeld (Brandenburg) Germany

Length: 4min 41sec


Awards: Panel’s Choice 2nd Prize Winner – Tanja Liedtke Foundation