Ema Kugler’s architecture-space is defined by marble palaces, deserts and the space of the universe. Using editing cuts and sound design, she fuses places that exist separately into one single space. Dealing with the genesis of the ruler, it is important to notice that the ruler lives in an isolated, abstract marble palace that contradicts the unity of space because this very unity confronts the ruler with the unbearable effects of his own actions in the real world. On the one hand, Ema Kugler’s cinema tends to create one single space from various separated units, while, on the other hand, it tries to transcend the marble abstraction with the openness into the space-as-a-universe itself – which means that it cancels, or rather transcends the earthly space, so that vectorial coordinates and spatial limitations no longer exist.

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