[rohrpost] Morgen, Freitag 19:00: Andreas Mueller-Pohle @ Directors Lounge

richfilm productions office at richfilm.de
Don Feb 16 15:41:47 CET 2012

Andreas Müller-Pohle in Person
Video still from "Yumiko", 2002


The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge, 2012
Naherholung Sternchen
Berolinastraße 7
10178 Berlin Ž Mitte

Friday, 17 February 2012 at 19:00

"Directors Lounge presents the first theater 
screening with Andreas Müller-Pohle, featuring a 
whole range of his video work.

Water would seem to play an important role in 
Andreas Müller-Pohle's recent work, both in film 
and photography. It may also be a key for 
interpreting his work as a whole. In the case of 
Hong Kong Waters - the Asian metropolis is 
surrounded by water on three sides, the South 
China Sea and the Perl River Delta - the waters 
inspired a number of photo, video and sound 
works. 'Dark Waves,' 'Zig Zag' and 'Coasting' 
were conceived in Hong Kong. 'First of all, the 
water has to be surpassed in order to move around 
the city,' Müller-Pohle told me, and water 
embodies both dangers and chances for the city. 
The rising sea level, due to climate change, will 
put the city under threat. Large parts of the 
urban area have been reclaimed from the sea and 
will be in danger. However, the sea has also 
given the city a good trading position and a 
strategic importance.


A very different work in the program is 'Araki at 
Work,' shot in 1996 in Japan, but first published 
in 2011, a few months ago. Here, Müller-Pohle is 
the documentary photographer with a small 
un-intrusive camera, and driven by his interest 
in documenting the creative process of an artist. 
Araki, well-known as a provocative and commercial 
photographer, seems to surpass limits of privacy 
when working, especially seen from a European 
perspective. However, the film also reflects and 
produces the strange relations between 'observer 
and observed,' the settings in which the 
photographer worked with a model. As the video 
possibly takes the viewer to the limits of 'moral 
habits,' without being pornographic or offensive, 
the viewer becomes the observer of the observer, 
maybe even reflecting back on his or her own 
position as spectator, or voyeur.

The program will include a discussion with 
Andreas Müller-Pohle. We thus expect an 
extraordinary evening that will be an eye- and 
ear-opener. And brains."
- Klaus W. Eisenlohr, Curator

Entropia, screening version (SV) 6 min, 1996
Hiroshima, SV 29/3/01 3 min, 2002
Dark Waves, SV 2 min, 2011
Zigzag 8 min 19, 2011
Coasting 9 min 40, 2011
Yumiko 8 min, looped, 2002
Discussion with audience, moderated by K. W. Eisenlohr
Araki at Work, SV 12 min, 1996/2011

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