comment by the film maker:      
The World's Simile
consists out of three chapters, which show a micro and makro cosmos of things which intersted me in the last few years before making that film.

  The first chapter, "Moths" deals with the human perception and its associated linguistic development, not only verbal, but also in the figurative sense like mimik, film and the use of symbols. Individual topic fields are partitioned texts made out of cut-up latin letters, which form German sentences if someone would assemble them back together.

  The second chapter, "Castles", shows ideas about mass-cultural phenomena and dreams, with the focus on architecture, religion, capitalism and their overlaps in using symbolism and rituals.

In the third chapter "Heroes" the main topic is the human individual in it's specific situation, social field and status. The viewer becomes a voyeur; watching people from an almost intimate distance and gets an sense of the person's real character within a very short time.

The three chapters are connected by a digital particle system, which represents a simplified society of individuals which are always interacting with one another. These particles follow simple rules: they multiply when they collide and die after a preprogrammed life span.

In the brief epilogue, two people in their late nineties make a lovely statement to enjoy the moment.

  film stills