film by H. Paul Moon, October 8-16, 2023
music composed & performed by Chester Hawkins
from nil. 01 (1, 4, 5) developed in residency at Liebig12
"Berlin" is a 21st century entry into the city-symphony film genre that peaked with pre-war 20th century utopian optimism. Today, post-war Berlin is more than meets the eye. Combining slow-motion and landscape cinematography, filmmaker H. Paul Moon's roving camera probes a confusing mix of penance, resilience, and veneer in today's Berliner: bridging apocalyptic visions from history, with today's resonant sins. Chester Hawkins created his prescient music score in residency at Liebig12.
locations in order of appearance:  Fernsehturm, Humboldt Forum, Alexanderplatz, Warschauer Straße, Marx-Engels Forum, Berliner Dom, Altes Museum, Pergamon Museum, Gemäldegalerie ("The Last Judgement" by Lucas Cranach the Elder, after Hieronymus Bosch), Sachsenhausen, Werderscher Markt, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Soviet War Memorial Tiergarten, Victory Column, St. George – The Dragonslayer, Parochialkirche, Gedenktafel Bauakademie, Allied Checkpoint C, East Side Gallery (Berlin Wall), Marienkirche, Reichstag, Kantoren van Bondsdagleden, Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus, Brandenburg Gate, Lustgarten, St.-Hedwigs-Kathedrale, Humboldt University, Potsdamer Platz