Forum expanded Talk and Show
Episode 2: Materiality - Conversations
08.02. 14:00 - 17:00 Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart (admission free)
Puccini Conservato uses a CD, a sound recording of some Puccini music (from La Bohème). The source of the sound (the loudspeakers) in a continuous hand-held panning (guided by the music), is intercut with shots of flowers or wood-fire, exemplifying the lyricism in Puccini's music. By being a recording of a recording, the work proclaims the artificiality of the sound. However the beauty and humanity of the music comes through too.
Italy/Canada 2008, DVD, 10 minutes
Michael Snow, born in 1928 in Toronto, is one of the most important international experimental filmmakers (Wavelength, 1968) and certainly the most influential one within structural film. He is also internationally recognized as an artist and avant-garde musician.