Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan

View from the Acropolis
Netherlands 2012

09.02. 17:30 Arsenal Cinema 1
10.02. 22:00 Arsenal Cinema 2

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View from the Acropolis is the third part of the series Monument to Another Man’s Fatherland: An examination of the original site of the Pergamon and a rumination on memory and authenticity. Building from the Turkish idea of ‘toprağın kültürü’ or ‘culture of earth,’ where culture belongs to a place, rather than a people, the film explores what fixed land can reveal that mobile bodies and artifacts cannot. Using the site as a vantage point, the film reveals a place marked by absence, embedded histories, and the outcomes of time, a place that is at once of the moment but also eternal, signifying what has been left behind, left in between, and what is to come.

Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan live and work in Amsterdam. They have been working together since 2002, producing film installations and exhibition projects that explore the boundaries of the public realm. 

Format: 35mm
Running time: 16 min