Tiny Urn / Klitzekleine Urne


Quintan Ana Wikswo’s films are created in collaboration with composers and choreographers, and designed for stage projection during live performance, or as installations within museum exhibition. Projected onto screens, scrims, and public spaces, the films become an interactive presence with dancers, musicians, and actors, as well as audiences and visitors. Whenever possible, the films are projected to scale, so that humans take on a proportional size within the ecologies and architectures of the filmscape.

Wikswo creates her original films through a visual vocabulary drawn from many different cameras – a combination of salvaged 120mm and 35mm still cameras and hand animations, 35mm motion picture cameras, and digital cameras using salvaged vintage lenses.

TINY URN / KLITZEKLEINE URNE is a collaboration between artist Quintan Ana Wikswo (Text, Film) and composer Arthur Kell (upright bass) with choreographer Alexx Shilling (movement).

Text by Quintan Ana Wikswo first published in Tin House as “The Little Kretchmar”
Translated into German by Dorothea Herreiner
Performed in German by Annette Aryanpour

Performance premiere at the Jewish Museum Munich (Germany, 2013).


Body of Work:

Mercy Killing Aktion