/ Every silence can be answered.
realised by Christin Berg
year of production: 2018-2019
duration: 9 minutes
kindly supported by WERKLEITZ Zentrum für Medienkunst,
In EVERY SILENCE the camera moves through an empty office building and a quiet theater in downtown Berlin. These are interiors that are no longer inhabited and are facing demolition. On the paths we meet the retarded, personified auras who can not separate from their dwelling. These fragile characters intersect on their paths but do not communicate with each other. The camera follows and captures movements that are seen as interacting with the rigid walls of the building. We meet Katrin and Karl, two guards, Lukas, a young flaneur and Viola, a young woman. Driving through and following is done in a calm manner. The pictures show abstract plays of light and reflections of natural light from the outside world into the staged artificiality of the interior spaces. This film lives through it’s compositions and camera shots as well as the sounddesign. On the one hand, the sound design absorbs an existing, uninhabited mood of the building, but goes beyond the original recordings and opens up another level of reflection and echo. In the fine tuned composition of sound and image Every Silence produces an extremely complex image that claims and gives space to unfold interpretation of our time.
Every Silence is a very personal work. On walks through my former politically separate hometown, I noticed the great architectural changes. It is my great concern to make a personal statement on the disappearance of old and the emergence of new structures in Berlin. The film shows a moment of calm in an otherwise hectic environment. In the theater and adjoining buildings, which were about to be demolished, I spent days and nights researching to study the changing moods and lighting situations and experienced the final performance in the theater. From these stays texts are created, which describe the movement of the protagonists. The production was done in close cooperation with the cast and the crew.
Christin Berg- Director
Jakob Stark- Cinematography
Konrad Waldmann- Additional Camera
Filip Caranica/Contemporary Sound- Sounddesign
LANGUAGE OF FILMING
FIRE ON AIR FILM 2019
BUDGET OF REALIZATION
Karl - Ernst Ackermann
Katrin - Marleen Einert
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