TALK with Daniel Kötter

RAZGOVOR sa Danielom Kötterom

After the Map of the Earth Has Covered the Earth / Nakon što mapa zemlje prekrije zemlju
30.11.2020 - 18:00h (CET TIME)

Violent Geographies, Political Landscapes

Just as none of us is outside or beyond geography, none of us is completely free from the struggle over geography. That struggle is complex and interesting because it is not only about soldiers and cannons but also about ideas, about form, about images and imaginings. Edward Said.

The small tribes and communities of the past lived within territories that conformed to cohesive geographical regions. The older human experiences and Earth knowledge based on geographical home regions were gradually replaced across the world by drawing lines in the soil - political borders that more often than not were violently imposed by colonialism and later through the nation-states. In his new film “Rift Finfinnee”, Daniel Kötter portrays the natural and social division between city and village separated by a deep rift, linked by a “very fragile” bridge.

Nasilne geografije, politički predjeli

Kao što niko od nas nije izvan ili iznad geografije, niko od nas nije u potpunosti oslobođen borbe za geografiju. Ta borba je složena i zanimljiva jer nije samo o vojnicima i topovima već i o idejama, o formi, o slikama i zamislima. Edward Said.

Mala plemena i zajednice prošlosti obitavale su unutar teritorija koji su postojali unutar kohezivnih geografskih regija. Prijašnja ljudska iskustva i zemaljsko znanje bazirano na regijama geografskih domova, postepeno su zamijenjeni širom svijeta iscrtavanjem granica u tlu – političkih granica koje su, više nego što nisu, nasilno nametnute kolonijalizmom i kasnije kroz nacije-države. U svom najnovijem ostvarenju “Rift Finfinnee”, Daniel Kötter oslikava prirodnu i društvenu diviziju među gradovima i selima razdvojenim dubokim procijepom, povezanim “izuzetno krhkim” mostom.

Bio

Daniel Kötter (1975) is a German film and theatre director whose work oscillates deliberately between different media and institutional contexts, combining techniques of structuralist film with documentary elements and experimental music theater. His research based practice focuses on questions of urbanity in East Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Bio

Daniel Kötter (1975) je njemački filmski i pozorišni režiser čiji radovi namjenski osciliraju među različitim medijima i institucionalnim kontekstima, kombinirajući tehnike strukturalističkog filma sa dokumentarističkim elementima i teatrom eksperimentalne muzike. Njegove istraživačke prakse propituju urbanost Istočne Evrope, Bliskog Istoka i Afrike.