The short film “Potsa Lotsa XL – Eine Sekunde Nichts” (Potsa Lotsa XL – One Second of Nothing) is an artistic self-portrait with a wink of the eye by Silke Eberhard's eponymous large ensemble. It shows the musicians of the Potsa Lotsa XL ensemble in musical and extra-musical scenarios. The title is doubly misleading: the film is neither radically short nor is it characterised by emptiness or meditative calm. Quite the opposite. “A Second of Nothing” is a turbulent collage of short snippets, a portrait of the musicians: sometimes playing, sometimes talking to each other. Jürgen Kupke hurries dadaistically through Neukölln with his clarinet, band leader Silke Eberhard explains that she likes to set trams and pedestrians to music, while pianist Antonis Anissegos confesses that he would like to be an artichoke on a “Pizza Lotsa”. A quirky piece of work that occasionally recalls the experimental films of Rosa von Praunheim and Helge Schneider.
Directed by Florian Japp