An ode with elegiac tones that celebrates the German capital through the faces of its inhabitants and the intimacy of their homes.
0 – 5 | 2014 | Anthropology | Turkey | Video Art | Visual Poem
“Friendliness”: this is the word that, according to young Turkish director Elif Kalkan, best describes Berlin. And it is exactly around this feeling that the “visual-spatial juxtapositions” of this “school project” (Bahçeşehir Üniversites // Juxtapositions Project 2014) revolve around. Accompanied by Clint Mansell‘s melancholic music, this “visual poem” celebrates the German capital by searching an emotional element capable of connecting the lives of the boys and girls who dream, rejoice or despair within, but more importantly, beyond the spatial limits of the city.
As in Berlin Berlin, the city is experienced more as a “category of the spirit” than as a real place, and it must be said that the situations represented in the video may be well suitable to describe any other city in the world that shares the same youthful , libertarian and vaguely decadent spirit of the German capital.
Berliner collects some popular visual tropes to create a “stream of consciousness” similar to that seen in Where we are, representative of a certain anti-narrative trend among low budget contemporay projects that finds, especially in the “short cinema”, the ideal “form” to express a concept, a feeling or a simple impression.
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