The SPIN is a unit established in quantum mechanics to describe the angular momentum of very small particles. In this work, various forms of thinking, doubting, and spinning are explored audiovisually, spatially, and linguistically. This leads to a reflection on the body and mind as instruments for experiencing that which is situated along the lines of science and spirituality. Fictional dialogues, interviews, quiet recordings of circular movements as well as documentary observations of a Sufi ceremony blend into one another. Spinning around in their dance, the bodies of the dervishes not only act as an antenna for a perceived divine power, they also become a resonating chamber that amplifies and transforms energies to eventually allow their release into the social space of the Umma (a community of believers). Within the context of an interview, SPIN questions the extent to which ritualised (and thus sometimes vacuous) behavioural forms prevent us from grasping the true essence of things. In this way, the possibility of leaving behind an understanding of the world revolving only around itself is made impossible.

Regie, Concept, Camera, Montage
Ginan Seidl
Colour, Graphics, 2nd Camera
Ray Peter Maletzki
Steffen Martin
Aldo Cañedo
30 min.
3- Kanal Projektion, 2 Monitore, 3.1 Kanal Sound
funded by
Kulturstiftung Sachsen-Anhalt, der Kloster Bergesche Stiftung und entstand im Rahmen des PMMC Labs der Werkleitz Gesellschaft e.V.; gefördert durch die Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH und dem Land Sachsen-Anhalt, aus den Mitteln der ESF (Europäischer Sozialfonds)