Aku

Jan 29, 2014

This is the only video work that I have ever published as Frau! The song, entitled “Aku” (translated to English: “Me”), speaks about the stages of a personal breakdown; where the subject acknowledges her/his emotional trajectory and embraces the experience as an opportunity to reconstruct the ‘self’.

I shot the video myself, on a train ride from Reading Station to Gatwick Airport in London. I have always loved train trips, as you get a snippet of sceneries of both cities and rural areas. Aside from that, gazing out train windows is an activity that is best accompanied with personal reflection; as the constant progression of trains ensure stability and a sense of certainty to arrive at one’s destination.

Enjoy!