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Video: Spoon

Not all childhood memories are nice. Some of them reach out to the present, no matter how much time has passed.

In this visual poem, Markus Kempken explores specific objects — spoons, spatulas, flutes — and the way they trigger memories of his childhood abuse.

Director, animator, writer: Markus Kempken

Running time: 3:58

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3 comments on “Video: Spoon

  1. Claudia Monpere
    March 26, 2021

    Oh, this was heartbreaking to watch. The matter-of-fact, reportorial tone and cartoon-like images heighten the impact. Such a powerful poem and video.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Reese E. Forbes
    March 13, 2021

    Nicely done, nearly made me cry. I had wonderful parents, never abused in any way, so I am not sure if it is appropriate to give it a “like”.

    Liked by 1 person

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