Saturday, March 22
20:00 — Mindpirates Auditorium
In Waterscope, water encounters architecture and technologies that work for, with or against it. This is the intersection at which filmmaker Carsten Aschmann localized the most intense dialogue between human and water. With the utmost ingenuity, man gives himself over to water; feeling the desire to control water. Foregoing economic, ecological and scientific explanatory patterns, Waterscope focuses on this dialogue between man and water. Field recordings of the sound of water in the various water locales seen in the film are counterbalanced by sound fragments excised from the history of cinema. Together, these liquid sounds convey the utopian longings and fears of those whose lives are connected with water. In the soundtrack, the broadband sound of water is sonically expanded by composer and Krautrock legend Dieter Moebius (founder of Harmonia, Cluster and many more), who, for this screening, will perform his compositions in a live concert. Carsten Aschmann, the film’s director, will be present.
Dieter Moebius is best known as being one half of Cluster, the trailblazing German duo that rose from the ashes of Kluster, a group formed by Conrad Schnitzler in Berlin in the late 1960s. Moebius was also one-third of Harmonia – a band once hailed by Brian Eno as the ‘world’s most important rock group’ – with Hans-Joachim Roedelius, the other half of Cluster, and Michael Rother of Neu! But Moebius himself remains a curious enigma, despite leaving a tremendous and immensely varied body of work spanning four decades, including solo work and high-profile collaborations with Eno, the legendary producer Conny Plank, the drummer Mani Neumeier, and many more.
Carsten Aschmann, the film’s director, will be present.