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Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani (Germany) film “The Rise” and the lecture
It could be an opening shot of a Hollywood movie. At the beginning of ''The Rise'' a young man looks out of a panoramic window at the South Axis hotel in Amsterdam which is under construction. Standing in front of a window with his back to us, he stares at the area which is supposed to become a new centre for Amsterdam leaving the old, canal-ridden and congested space ultimately to tourists.
But Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani haven't made a film about the power of a human being to change the world according to his wishes, but of how the uncanny, the unforeseen reality, which lurks directly under the glossy surface of the modern environment, suddenly seeps through. Public buildings in the numerous photo-, video- and cinema-works of these German artists change into symbols of the unfulfilled utopias. The main theme of their work is the search of the evidence that the mankind ever lived on the earth when we are no longer here.