Series of events
Cinema and more
Bicycle cinema in the city, lay-down cinema in the countryside or floating cinema on the Spree – Moviemiento returned to its roots by organizing open air cinema with all the trimmings – and of course (as always) for free and in public space.
Each event had its own theme, in the city it was about energy & mobility, in the countryside about deceleration & nature and on the river about water as a resource and habitat. The event started with an interactive guided tour to the venue – by bike, canoe or on foot through woods and meadows in and around Berlin. The evening program illuminated each theme through artistic performances and ended with an open-air cinema under the stars.
With this project, Moviemiento aimed to make a contribution to the sustainability debate by inviting participants to explore new perspectives on these much-discussed topics through creativity and art.
07.08.2021 Görlitzer Park, Kreuzberg, Berlin
Bike tour | performance | bicycle cinema
Higher, faster, further? – Energy & Mobility
The bike tour with Berlin on Bike visited different places around the theme of the event Higher, Faster, Further? – Energy & Mobility.
Even in the legendary Golden 20s, the motto was “Tempo, Tempo, Tempo!”. 100 years of higher, faster, further have done damage to our planet – global warming and environmental destruction. Is the trend reversal coming now? Or just a pair of fig leaves? The guided bike tour looked at examples of mobility and energy in the city and explored these questions.
The tour ended in the early evening in Görlitzer Park. There, the impressive performance by Maraña, whose set and costumes are knitted entirely from wool, enchanted the audience.
The venue of the performance was transformed into a living space, where the colors, materials and sensations led the audience into an unexplored world.
The crowning finale of the Stadt_Land_Fluss series was to be the bicycle cinema with the last program. At the energy self-sufficient cinema, 10 stationary bicycles are used to pedal the entire electricity for the cinema and the audience can take turns pedaling on their own bikes. A program of international short films curated for the evening was to be shown: from stolen bikes vs unicorns, to the inventor of Critical Mass, small creatures and their love for machines, a satire on our oil-based civilization or a small bike courier business in Lebanon – from docs to fiction to animation, from Guatemala to Spain to Canada.
Unfortunately, however, the weather didn’t cooperate after the performance and left the cinema in the rain, so unfortunately it was cancelled….
More photos of the STADT event can be found here!
July 10, 2021 in Biesenthal
Herbal Tour, Concert & Reading, Stilt Performance, Lay-Down Cinema
Less is more – deceleration & nature
The Country event started with a herbal tour by the alchemists of Edible Alchemy. With over 40 participants, the forest and fields were explored in search of edible and useful wild herbs: Peek, feel, rub, smell and taste. A lot was discovered on the smallest distance!
Later, super tasty home-brewed lemonades could be sampled at the Edible Alchemy bacteria bar.
The event continued with Jayrope & Lippstueck aka Air Cushion Finish. In keeping with the evening’s theme of deceleration and nature, you could lie on cozy mattresses with your eyes closed and listen to a wonderful mix of concert & reading.
With excerpts from the masterpiece of literary nature observation “The Peregrine” by John A. Baker, one was carried high above the trees.
(With kind permission of the publishing house Matthes & Seitz, Berlin).
The enchanting birds and insects of the Team la Supreme stilt performance appeared throught out the evening among the trees, tickling guests with their feathers and fascinate them with wonderful costumes.
The finale was the ultra cozy reclining cinema. The screen hung high up in the trees and visitors lounged on mattresses & deck chairs looking in the leaves and night sky above. International short films were shown on the theme Less is more – deceleration and nature.
Here you find more pics and all.
June 19, 2021 in front of Insel der Jugend on the water
Kayak Tour, Slow Motion Performance, Floating Cinemar
Everything flows – water as a resource & natural habitat
First, a kayak tour with Kayak Berlin started from the Landwehr Canal to the Isle of Youth, learning more about urban nature, ecology and creatures in Berlin’s waters!
The tour with almost 30 kayaks ended at the venue, where Chapeau Club opened the evening with the fantastic surreal slow motion performance Wasser zu Sekt (Water to Champagne).
Not only the performance, but the short films that followed could be viewed from swaying pedal boats, kayaks and other floating companions.
The short film program Everything Flows – Water as a Resource & Habitat was opened by the results of the Couch Potato Stop Motion Challenge, an online film competition launched especially for the project.
With the main program, the audience joined us on an exciting journey to magical places at, in and under water.
Between performance and cinema we had a talk with Jan from Spree:publik.
Here you can find more photos and reports from the Floating Cinema.
Country event photos: Christian Söder
River event and city event photos: Nadja Bülow