The Sinking of Titania
Titania, a clumsy adolescent, sits in the tub, on the top of the plug-hole, the entrance to a murky world fuill of filth, bugs and hazards, which connents her to all the ass-holes in the world. Elements of this world now hover like Ghosts on the surrounding tiles, while Mimi Minus ruminates on the impossibility of love.
"Nobody understands love better than a woman, who enjoys it for the last time."
Mattuschka´s short films are fragmentary and heterogeneous in two senses. Firstly because of the animated images´ halting movement, and secondly due to their mixture of various artistic techniques. In The Sinking of Titania, in which a live-action stop-motion sequence of Titania (Mattuschka) taking a bath is combined with hand-drawn animation, the collage aesthetic is particularly striking. Peculiar little men and devils frolic on the tiles and in the tub, apparently products of the woman´s imagination. These fantasies revolve around the drain, which provides a link to excretions from other bodies.