Cyrill Lachauer
Dodging Raindrops – A Separate Reality
01 December 2017 - 07 January 2018
curated by Alexandra Alexopoulou

Opening - Friday, 01 December 2017, 7-9 pm

Cyrill Lachauer Dodging Raindrops – A Separate Reality, 2017 (film still) 16mm transferred to 2k video, color video, stereo audio 26:48 min Edition: 5 + 1 AP © Cyrill Lachauer 

Cyrill Lachauer
Dodging Raindrops – A Separate Reality, 2017 (film still)
16mm transferred to 2k video, color video, stereo audio 26:48 min
Edition: 5 + 1 AP
© Cyrill Lachauer 

Dodging Raindrops – A Separate Reality is an episodic experimental film, in which documentary and staged scenes intertwine in a mythic-apocalyptic narrative. The film begins in Los Angeles and retraces the field trips into the Southwest assumed to have been taken by the controversial anthropologist Carlos Castaneda, a founder of the New Age movement. Taking up the anthropological concept of "othering", the film casts its subjects as others inhabiting another side, another reality and another opposite. In doing so, Dodging Raindrops – A Separate Reality weaves a web of ostensible truths and untruths, of legends and utopias, of historic incidents and visions.