Trying to Forget You

Trying to Forget You

Aérea Negrot, Simon*e Jaikiriuma Paetau

Music video
Focus: Rage & Horror

A spontaneous performance brimming with confrontational energy and beauty in the streets of Berlin. In the middle of the night, a broken heart finds music in the arms of beautiful strangers. In memory of artist and musician Aérea Negrot, who passed away much too young in 2023.

Directors / Cinematography

Aérea Negrot, Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau


Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau


Aérea Negrot

Cast / With

CAMO, Jao Moon, Aérea Negrot, Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau, Sekou Younge


ATELIER // la paetau

Aérea Negrot

Aérea Negrot (1980–2023) was a Venezuelan artist based in Berlin. For many years, Negrot traversed the diverse realms of club music, opera singing, theatre and performance art.

Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau

Simon*e Jaikiriuma Paetau

Simon*e Jaikiriuma Paetau is a queer/non-binary German-Colombian interdisciplinary artist whose work spans video art, installations, cinema and performance, with a focus on queer decoloniality. Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau’s works have premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, BFI London Film Festival, New York Film Festival, documenta 14 and New Directors/New Films MoMA, among others.

Films by Simon*e Jaikiriuma Paetau (Selection)
Las Hermosas Invisibles 2024 | Mourning Stage (with Carlos Motta) 2022 | Aribada (with Natalia Escobar) 2022 | Mojana (with Nadia Granados) 2021 | Halloween (with Aérea Negrot) 2021 | The Whisper of the Jaguar 2017 | Frutas Afrodisíacas 2016 | Cruising in High Heels 2014 | Posh 2012 | Mila Caos 2011 | Lua Verde 2011 | Oury Jalloh 2008