Imagining what a certain countryside could look like before you’ve even been there; what’s more, having quite specific associations with the images in your head: I’d already painted a picture of Saint-Imier, the place where the screening is to be held, and put together a programme based on this picture. In a way, I’d already laid out filmic scenes before me – picturesque scenery is a good setting to fill not only with others’ feelings but also your own. In my initial longing to get back to when and where I grew up, a strange glitch became interesting: the overlap of watching a specific landscape on screen, watching it sitting in another.

Geraldine Tedder

(24.7.2020; Cinebarn #1 organized by Riverside & La Dépendance)