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Solar Walk

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Flags are planted. Hands are held. First steps are taken on new worlds. And then the giant lets out a stream of black piss and pees a brand new universe. Reason enough for the two creatures who landed in the new spot with the giant to jump into the vast blackness. Love in outer space. They become one with the new world. Solar Walk follows the journey of individuals and their creations in space.
In its series of sequences and situations, Solar Walk recalls the liberating effect of automatic writing, which was employed by the surrealists in the 1920s as the basis for a new kind of creativity. They saw automatic writing as a possibility to activate the unconscious, spontaneous, dream-like and repressed elements of human inspiration. Space as a place for reflecting on one’s own behaviour and the question of perception. Every action is only then meaningful when something is truly created or when one is really taking care of someone else. Every action is only existent from the perspective of the individual itself. ‘Whoever you are. Where you are. And whatever you are. You are in the middle,’ Alan Watts reflects in David OReilly's Everything (Berlinale Shorts 2017). Bucsi pursues this question further, entering into a dialogue.
Maike Mia Höhne

Réka Bucsi

Denmark 2018

Without dialogue

21 min · Colour

World premiere


Written and directed by
Réka Bucsi
Réka Bucsi
Sound Design
Péter Benjámin Lukács
Morten Harpøth Thorning, Claus Toksvig
Norlum, Viborg, Dänemark


Réka Bucsi

Born in Filderstadt, Germany in 1988, between 2008 and 2013 she studied animation at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) in Budapest, Hungary. In 2013 she attended Animation Sans Frontières (ASF) in Viborg, Denmark, where she also participated in the Open Workshop's artist-in-residence programme. She has also been artist in residence at Q21 in Vienna, Austria.

Filmography (short films)

2009 Mime Appétit 2010 Relish 2012 Ron 2013 Symphony no. 42; Berlinale Shorts 2015 LOVE; Berlinale Shorts 2016 Don’t Know Where Going 2018 Solar Walk

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

The Animation Workshop – VIA

World sales

New Europe Film Sales