Studies at Huningue / Basel or the tree to sleep

Sound & Vision
  • Germany, Switzerland, France
  • 2019
  • 11min
  • DCP
  • Color
  • Experiment, Others
  • 12
  • AP


The short essay film is the artistic documentation of aesthetic swarm intelligence. The middle part of the essay film gives the impression that the starlings only did their meditative rounds for my cameras after my direction. These six minutes essentially consist of an en bloc shot, which I adjusted exactly to the track Vessels by Philip Glass with only a few cuts. I leave the screen to the swarms of starlings, they are art! It’s about perception.



Lutz P. KAYSER has been making short films from 1987 to 2021. Even though he has been making short films again for three years and he made many Super-8 short films 20 years ago, this short film Studies at Huningue / Basel or the tree to sleep is practically the first ambitious film he brought to festival maturity. 

  • ProducerLutz P. Kayser
  • Castswarms of starlings
  • ScreenwriterLutz P. Kayser
  • CinematographerLutz P. Kayser
  • EditorLutz P. Kayser
  • MusicPhilip Glass
  • SoundLutz P. Kayser


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