Revolverkino at the Gropius Bau
What is Landscape?
With films by Hannes Lang, Amie Siegel and Joanna Hogg
What is landscape? Perhaps: impacted nature or even “paranature”, but in a context beyond our reach, beyond our spatial and temporal control. The word “landscape” provokes not only the question of how to define it, but invariably how to present, capture or film it as well. As the films in this programme demonstrate, answers to these questions vary widely.
Hannes Lang’s Riafn (Berlin premiere) endeavours to create a musical featuring actual sounds from the resonating chamber of the Alps. Amie Siegel’s Quarry examines “displacement” between a quarry and a New York luxury apartment clad in stone. The hollowed-out mountain “contains” a wealth seeking to be materialised in stone. But at what cost? In Joanna Hogg’s Archipelago, a stormy landscape and efforts to depict it parallel the state of the characters: each person is an island.
R: Hannes Lang, DE 2019, 30 min., no dialogue
R: Amie Siegel, US 2015, 34 min., OV
R: Joanna Hogg, GB 2010, 114 min., OV
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