Anne-Christin PlateSpeaker / @annechristinplate
Dealing with Feelings by the Means of Art
Iktamuli is a drawn animation film depicting the thoughts and feelings of a mother with her so called mentally disabled son. While she moves with him through everyday life, her ambivalent feelings, her struggles to accept him as he is, get into her way. Scenes of daily routine disintegrate into her feelings of rejection and sorrow, happiness and belonging. It is challenging for the mother to take her son as he is. Iktamuli deals with the conflict of a mother and her feelings of love, connection, self -pity and denial. The story is told as an associative montage of scenes, following feelings and experiences of the mother, as we listen to her inner monologue.
Anne will share the process of realizing Iktamuli. By making art, we can realize, reflect, understand and communicate our thoughts and feelings. The process is difficult, dirty, non-linear, helpful and so important – not only for ourselves, but for the rest of the world.
Born 1977, raised at the baltic sea (Greifswald), tried to learn to play guitar and to become a fast swimmer (7-14), aspiring fashion designer (10), wanna-do-something-connected-to-arts (18), fell in love with the russian language (16), studied textile art at Burg Giebichenstein, University of Arts and Design, Halle & Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design (20-27), discovered drawing as her field, completed 3 animation films, moved to Berlin (27), living with her partner and two kids, ninetofive: scientific assistant and equal opportunities officer at University of Applied Sciences Europe in Berlin, realizing commisions, working on her own projects & enjoying her life.