THE RED SHOES


2019
collaborative film project
video, 720p, color, sound
7.30 min

with: Kathleen Chimaras, Dean Frechtman,Ioana Vreme Moser, Joshua Hill, Martyna Izabela, João Telmo, Annika Weyhrich, Alice Rugai

In privacy and seclusion, people dance in their homes to songs they have never heard before. 'The Red Shoes'–named after the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen–is the result of Hensche’s collaboration with living-room-dancers that responded to his public call in Berlin. Through the lens of their webcam, we watch them as they listen and move, pause and skip songs of their ‘Tastebreaker’ playlist, created by Spotify’s algorithms to break their taste.





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© Gabriel Hensche 2020