DAS PERFEKTE SCHWARZ
Director: Tom Fröhlich
Documentary | D | 2019
78 min | Dolby 5.1
53rd Hof International Film Festival
Six people reveal their own interpretation and search for the perfect black. Eike Günther is an astrophysicist specializing in the discovery of Earth-like planets – he can define the perfect black, but will never find it. After all, the echo of the Big Bang is everywhere. It is the moment when humans drop their masks. Shortly after Gerhard Wiesbeck finishes this sentence, he colors his counterpart black with the tattoo needle. In the depths of our oceans, where no light falls, there is life. And marine biologists like Antje Boetius explore it. The black depth is their home.
Some synaesthetes can combine colors with tones. Katja Krüger has this ability and as a musician she can make the perfect black audible. Dorothea Stockmar is an artist and a trained grief counselor. She says the perfect black is much more important than life or death because it gives everything its contour. Dieter Kirchner searched for what seemed like an eternity until he found the black in an obsedian stone, from which he developed a printing formula that allows our eyes to see images in their reality. What is the perfect black? Perhaps the answer is that there is none.