digital storytelling-project

CRYING is a digital storytelling project that shows a growing collection of videos. In these videos actors tell their own story of crying. Who is crying on stage or on screen: the character, the actress, the private person or everyone in their own way? How much can we “believe” the tears? When do they manipulate the audience? What (social) function do they have?

The doubt whether there can be false tears at all is related to analytical descriptions of the tear production process. In addition to the concrete reflection of this form for the production of emotionality in artistic works, the project opens a space through the stories told, for the uncertainty and sadness that is directly linked to this theme and for which there is so little room in the present situation.


with: Ariane Andereggen, Robin Arthur, Imme Beccard, Matthias Buss, Gina Calinoiu, Angelika Fornell, Bettina Grahs, Carsten Hentrich, Hauke Heumann, Ursula Hobmair, Alrun Hofert, Sven Hönig, Thomas Lichtenstein, Ahmad Kiki, Nicolas Matthews, Denise M’Baye, Sithembile Menck, Caroline Nagel, Tim Porath, Marc Prätsch, Franziska Roloff, Christine Rollar, Martin Schnippa, Fanny Staffa, Lars Wittershagen

conzept: werkgruppe2

directing: Julia Roesler

dramaturgy: Silke Merzhäuser

montage: Isabel Robson

webside Jan Frölich

launch website: 1.11.2020

Funded by Stiftung Niedersachsen, mit Mitteln der nordmedia – Film- und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen mbH and Hessischen Kulturförderung im Rahmen des Kulturförderprogramms „Hessen kulturell neu eröffnen“.