Das wundersüße Sehen

The wondrous sweetness of seeing
A personal film essay about the dilemmas which are faced by trying to picture the beauty of nature.

The romantic experience of nature can have a very strong emotional impact on me. It shows me what I missed so much as a city dweller.

At the same time, I also distrust these feelings and feel taken by surprise by them, like in a cheap, cheesy film.

As an artist, I have always avoided burning my fingers with pictures of natural beauty. Until that summer, when I relinquished my self-censorship trying to catch the ultimate idyllic setting.

In close collaboration with Martin Hansen
With the support of the Dutch Film Fund

Film, HDV, 24 minutes

Marieken Verheyen and Martin Hansen

Das wundersüße Sehen

video: "Looking back"