The word "traum" means dream in German, but in Italian and English it sounds like the word trauma. TRAUM reminds us of the dream-like reality that trauma can instigate.
In the artist’s own words, “Traum addresses domestic violence from the perspective of a survivor who goes in and out of the trauma when telling of their condition. Sometimes survivors (both children and adults) act like onlookers because violence (trauma) gave them a detached perspective in order to survive. Sometimes, they find themselves immersed in it with no exit strategy.”
As a piece of performance art, Traum aims to articulate the often painfully inexpressible and isolating aspects of trauma. This powerful film offers a space where audience members become collective witnesses to a shared experience of catharsis, with an opportunity to share and heal collectively.