by Christin Berg
*Akademie der Künste Berlin – Video Installation at “What Matter’s” Exhibition
Beyond the Now is an expressive chamber play in which monologuing or gesticulating characters evoke memories of birth, deconstruction and death. The artist’s personal exploration of the legacy of a forest, the film is her own critical interpretation of the Romantic era. The paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries are a reflection of the past, but they also reveal visions of escapism and utopian futures.This discrepancy between the actual state of existence and the hopes of the past lies at the foundation of the work. Berg comments on an age of paradoxes by infusing everyday situations with tension and leaving them open-ended.
CAST Jules Elting, Natasja Loutchko, Ida Lennartsson, Ulrike Hemberger, Cleo Zindler
Cinematography Jakob Stark, 1. AC Nikolaus von Schlebrügge, Sound Thomas Funk, Music Matija Strniša, Color Grader Nikolai Wolf, Contemporary Sound Filip Caranica
1-channel film, Colour, sound, Shot on 4K anamorphic, German with English subtitles, Aspect ratio 2,35:1 Cinemascope