Sounds for a wounded landscape



sounds for a wounded landscape / Activities on the Ground
A Film by Oliver Gather und Frauke Berg

In view of the question of a new way of dealing with our resources, there is also the question of a new way of dealing with landscape. How can humans enter into a relationship with the landscape, beyond a subject-object relationship that degrades everything “non-human” to an available mass of exploitation?

DCP/4K/5.1, 11:00 min

Screenings: Weltpremiere 69. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen. Kunstmuseum Bochum. Weltkunstzimmer Düsseldorf, Publikumspreis Urban Space Video Walk. Kabawil e.V., Düsseldorf.
Bambi Filmkunstkino Düsseldorf. Blicke Filmfestival des Ruhrgebiets, Bochum, Award Winner, Lobende Erwähnung. Mubi,


As a self-experiment, the sound artists Frauke Berg and Anja Lautermann played and listened into the large hole of the Garzweiler open-cast mine.

The camera observes the conflict at the hole, looks and listens into it. Like a collage, the film links all with all, finds a form for the fact that everything takes place with consequences in and on the same ground. All attempts to alleviate or stop the wounding of the landscape seem fragile, helpless and perhaps even futile.

Sound Performance Frauke Berg_Anja Lautermann/DOP/Kamera/Editing/Montage Oliver Gather/Dramaturgy/Dramaturgie Oliver Gather/Frauke Berg/Dramaturgical advice/Dramaturgische Beratung Ansgar Wacker /Sound Mixing Tom Blankenberg/Supported by/Unterstützt von Hausmuseum gUG/Kulturraum Niederrhein e.V./Borderland Residencies/Mobile Skulptur von Stefanie Klingemann, Projekt MITEINANDerfahren, gefördert von Stiftung Kunstfonds und Neustart Kultur/Thanks to/Dank an Picket Lützerath /Mahnwache Lützerath/L & L/Susanne Fasbender/Inga Schneider/Jan Lemitz /Inge Broska


Picket Lützerath.

Picket Lützerath 16.10.2022 / Press conference.

Outside Lützerath / Large Demo.

Outside Lützerath / Large Demo.

Picket Lützerath / 23.10.2022 Sound performance (Anja Lautermann, Frauke Berg).

At the demolition edge.