Format VR Installation
Year 2024
Status in production

With the support of CNC, MBB, FFF
Residencies Venice Biennale College VR ’21, Berlinale Talents ‘22
Awards 4DR Studio Best Pitch Award (Cinemart ’22), Eurimages Outreach Award (Cinemart Darkroom, '24)
Nominations WIIT Meta Grant

Written & Directed by Lilian Hess
Producers Sarah Arnaud (Tchikiboum), Kathrin Brunner & Oliver Cezlik (mYndstorm)

Questioning the perpetually objectifying representation of women across the ages, this VR installation enlivens Duchamp’s famous “Nude Descending A Staircase” and enables its protagonist to drastically change her course. A journey which culminates in a sensory celebration of sisterhood and allyship.
“I am fascinated with how the spaces framing and guiding our movement carry meaning, and how this meaning in return impacts our movement, and the way we inhabit space. It’s a dynamic which is being revisited repeatedly in feminist discourse, for Woman’s place is not a given, but requires to be laboriously claimed ever anew. While reversing Duchampiana’s journey down the infinite staircase is my commentary on Woman reclaiming her body, it is in the realm of poetics that the audience experiences this story.” 
— Lilian Hess, Director