Una H. Moehrke

Narziss oder die Kunst-Liebe

Moehrke offers a complex reinterpretation of a classical mytheme in Narziss oder die Kunst-Liebe. The referential framework of this video essay stretches from Ovid’s Metamorphoses to the romantic literature of Caroline Günderode and Friedrich Schlegel and the idealistic philosophy of G.W.F. Hegel. Play and reflection overlap, as in the scenes filmed in Berlin’s Tiergarten, where images and thoughts burst like raindrops on a water surface.