Tears at the Table

Duration: 2’07”


While we listen to Chopin’s ‘Raindrop Prelude’ (opus 28 no. 15, a piece to suit the occasion) we see tears appear on both sides of a table – tears of joy or sadness? They create more and more tears: feelings being exchanged. Under the table the drops are swept together by two brooms. A pleasure shared, a sorrow shared…

A different interpretation is possible: the tears are mercilessly swept away. No joy or sorrow is shared. Man keeps his feelings to himself, or does not even want to feel anything at all.