Item number: AV-022-DVD
Date of issue: 30.10.2009
The guardians of the sanatorium have released from the files for public assessment further material about their most enigmatic, fascinating and beautiful inmate. These video recordings demonstrate in an impressive, disturbing and absolutely magical way what is meant by "musical therapy for the spiritually dysfunctional": "danced poetry".
These moving visual documents show for the first time in public how the deep meaning of the "holy trinity" of music, lyrics and artwork can - even if only rudimentarily - be made tangible. We can never completely understand, never really comprehend, what the unparalleled Anna-varney Cantodea, in her quite glorious complexity, releases. The collected videos on this DVD offer just a further small key to open another small door in the fascinating, beautiful and morbid world of her splendour. A fleeting glance, like a breath of mist, at the early days, long-gone times, up to the most recent hours in the "Sanatorium Altrosa", where Anna-Varney, reposing - one would also like to think: happy - dances for herself, rapt.
Be thankful, humans, that our beloved Goddess has consented to release these emotional and moving images. Conjecture the uniqueness of the art which Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows create for all of the wounded souls outside the gates of the sanatorium and become a part - a small part - of this world. "The Goat... and other re-animated Bodies (Like a Corpse standing in Desperation 4)" is like a consecrated wafer which we are allowed to receive, while kneeling, from our Goddess, and which for a fleeting moment opens our eyes. Without sacrificing any of the emotion.
FSK 12, Stereo 2.0, PAL, 4:3, All Regions, Time: ca. 35:22 Minuten.