Wende shows a transparent image; using two layers placed over each other. The lower layer shows a snowy field landscape, across which the camera slowly moves. A second layer has been superimposed on top of this: an image in which we recognize graphic shapes. Letters – without us being able to make words out of them – and composite patterns. Halfway through the film, the upper layer changes: the white letters become transparent, and the transparent sheet on which the letters and patterns appear becomes white: the positive image becomes negative.
The dual image layer is obtained by working with an optical printer; a reproduction device that consists of a light source and a camera, and with which film can be produced and processed. In this case, there are two different film frames on the final printed film.
The soundtrack consists of words and bits of text. Just as with the image, there is no unambiguous meaning.