The film portrays a female protagonist moving through a large city. Playing knowingly with this change in perspective, the film deploys a repertoire of possible readings and is filled with symbols of physicality and sensuality such as gloves, mirrors and oysters.
RES POLA is Sieverding’s first time in front of as well as behind the camera. Sieverding’s past film and photography work provides a many-faceted investigation of the human body, taking the guise of antique torsos, wrestlers or protagonists of various subcultures staged with her camera. Inexorably, the potential of the body and its desirability comes to the fore. Sieverding’s practice is driven by the notion of portraiture, which she uses to provide a rich array of possible gazes and readings.
Marc Comes’ cinematographic language centres on narratives around a person or an object. As a director, he has collaborated with artists on several film projects. For a number of years now, he has also conceived commercial and promotional films for LAUFEN. His 2017 image film “Ode to Kaolin” won him several prestigious awards such as a Silver Dolphin at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards and a Silver Edi at the Swiss Commissioned and Commercial Film Awards. RES POLA is the result of an inspired and inspiring collaboration between Comes and Sieverding.