something I remember by Robert Lax

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The third in a trilogy of animations for Robert Lax poems by the German architect and artist Susanne Wiegner.

“something I remember” is a poem by Robert Lax that describes a certain moment outside of time and space during a rainy night. For the film the letters of the poem are divided in a large amount of layers. These layers become spaces, streets and the falling rain.
And at the end … “there is nothing particular about it to recall.”


  1. Reply
    Peter 14 February, 2013

    This gets the poem. I wasn’t familiar with this poem. I wasn’t familiar with Lax’s physical voice, either. What a treat this poem and video are. I’m heading back in for a few more viewings.

    The “nothing particular” is the essence of Lax.

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    Susanne Wiegner 17 February, 2013

    Thank you very much for your wonderful and encouraging comment, Peter!

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    Peter 17 February, 2013

    You’re quite welcome, Susanne! Do you happen to know the name of a print volume in English containing this poem? I know Lax caught on more in Europe than in his native America, and that he consequently published more in Europe than he did in America after he moved to Greece. I found 21 Pages in German only.

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      Susanne Wiegner 18 February, 2013

      Yes, I know, Robert Lax is very popular in Germany, especially in Munich because of Sigrid Hauff his biographer who works and lives near Munich and because of the great film project “Three Windows” by Humbert & Penzel.
      The poem “something I remember” is from the wonderful book “a line in three circles – the inner biography of robert lax” by Sigrid Hauff published at “belleville Verlag / Munich” in 1999 ( ISBN 3-933510-24-4) and the book is in German AND English! So maybe you’ll find it in the USA, too.

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        Peter 19 February, 2013

        Thank you so much! I found the book on Amazon, and I look forward to reading it. I enjoyed Merton & Friends, a joint biography of Merton, Lax, and Edward Rice. I haven’t found a bio on Lax alone until now.

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