So You Still Sort of Have the Same Number

    Blijkbaar heb je nog ongeveer hetzelfde nummer

    • Nele Eeckhout, Siona Houthuys, Mirke Kist
    • Netherlands, Belgium
    • 2016
    • 50 min
    • Digital, Immersive
    • World Premiere
    • IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling, DocLab: Elastic Reality, DocLab Program
    In his short story The Garden of Forking Paths, Jorge Luis Borges writes about a garden where an endlessly forking garden path symbolizes divisions in time. Our lives are made up of countless moments of decision, in which we take the left path or the right. Will you stay with your partner or leave him? Will you resign or stay in the job you have? The path we didn’t choose constantly recedes from us, disappearing gradually from view. Contact with your ex or your former colleagues becomes less frequent. The audio collective SCHIK has built this into an audio walk in which we look at strangers and familiar faces become strange to us. The walker’s ears become little satellite antennas picking up snippets of conversations. Memories of lost love, family members and friendships, as well as rediscovered strength and comfort all pass by as we wander the canals of Amsterdam. You split up and choose your own path – perhaps one day you’ll meet again, and perhaps you won’t. This is audio therapy for the melancholic soul.

    Credits

    • 50 min
    • Spoken languages: Dutch
    Director
    Nele Eeckhout, Siona Houthuys, Mirke Kist
    Production
    Mirke Kist for AudioCollectief SCHIK, Nele Eeckhout for AudioCollectief SCHIK, Siona Houthuys for AudioCollectief SCHIK
    Co-production
    VPRO, Festival Oorzaken, Gemeente Amsterdam Stadsdeel Centrum
    Music
    Duncan Speakman, Brecht Plasschaert, Quiet Music For Tiny Robots
    Screening copy
    AudioCollectief SCHIK

    IDFA history

    2016
    World Premiere
    IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling
    DocLab: Elastic Reality
    DocLab Program

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