As Loud as Daylight is part two of a three-part experimental documentary art video, which focuses on documents that LGBTQ+ people generate in the process of coping with the complex reality of their lives, for example music scores, tutorials, selfies, cooking recipes, art and narratives. Findings from the Swiss Social Archives, interviews with marginalised people in all linguistic regions of Switzerland and material found online are orchestrated into a three-channel filmic symphony. The project aims to capture the contemporary feeling of being queer within the critical context of rigid norms and, ultimately, to have the entire body of raw material preserved in the Zurich archives. Preserving the history of LGBTQ+ is crucial to counter an increasing memory gap, which leads to violence and discrimination.
Philip Ortelli works with video and sculpture. He is based in both Zurich and Paris.