Fractal Story Spaces - Trust me, Touch me, Assume me - The Seventh Pain: a film that does not exist 1'01'55'' 2017


‘A director gets obsessed fantasising about the adult lives of a young actress named Leni Tanzer.

Once she finds the mature actress,

she tricks her into thinking they are going to make a film about who she is now.

Unknowingly Leni exposes herself to the damaging process of a psychological mind game’.


The Seventh Pain is a proposal for a ‘film’ about the lives of Leni Tanzer,

explored through three relating expanded cinema performances Fractal Story Spaces. 

This performance triptych 'Trust me, Touch me, Assume me'

questions the (ab)use of power in relation to the (ab)use of trust,

hierarchy and interaction viewed from different perspectives within different relationships

in confrontation with the construction of cinema.

Fractal Story Spaces suggests the creation of the film The Seventh Pain 

and aims to continuously impose alternative positions in between different perspectives

-of and -onto the maker, performer and spectator while merging the perceptive experience of cinema,

theatre and the performative arts.




Director, Cinematographer, Screenplay: Lisa-Marie Vlietstra
Starring: Milena Naef, Lisa-Marie Vlietstra
Cinematography Spain: Daniel Donato, Lisa-Marie Vlietstra
Editor: Nico Bunnik
Sound design: Willem Schneider
Appropriated Footage: The Seventh Continent, 1989
Director: Michael Haneke
Starring: Leni Tanzer as Eva




'I Am You Right on The Other Side of The Rainbow' [Yo Soy Tu Justo Al Otro Lado Del Arco Iris] first edit 53'30'' 2016



An imaginative documentation of the Spanish small town of Belalcazar,

and its community that plays with the surrealism and absurdity found in everyday life.

Authentic observations made in and around the town inspired the creation of semi-fictional movie scenes,

reenactments and improvisational theatre with the inhabitants of the town,

transforming their village into a filmset, amplifying the reality of its characters.


Director, Screenplay, Cinematography: Lisa-Marie Vlietstra

Second Camera: Erika Roux

Starring: Dolores Moreno Gomèz, Theatre Group Viriquilos


'Por Que No Me Ves' [Why Don't You See Me] 06'37'' 2016


Por Que No Me Ves is a film with estranged archetypal suggestions,

translations and continuous re-presentations of one woman left alone.

It portrays a broken character, who is fragmented and dissected by herself and others, over and over again.

The archival footage functions as provocation to create an interchangeable and troubled persona.

The piece longs to dismantle the traditional modes of understanding and reading cinematic reality.

It challenges the role of the director, the actor and the viewer simultaneously,

generating an anxiety in their contrived relation,

developing dissonance and evoking rupture within the cinematic construction itself.

Meditating interventions that insert disorder, repetition and transparency into its spoken words:

‘’The realism you want is not the realism I will give you’’.


Director: Lisa-Marie Vlietstra

Cinematography: Daniel Donato, Lisa-Marie Vlietstra

Starring: Milena Naef, Dolores Moreno Gomèz