04 Sept 2021 | GERMAN PREMIERE: Lucrecia Dalt scores THE GOLEM
GER 1920, D: Paul Wegener, Carl Boese, A: Paul Wegener, Albert Steinrück, Lyda Salmonova, Ernst Deutsch, 76′, tinted, DCP 4K
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Live scoring THE GOLEM by Paul Wegener and Carl Boese from 1920, the expressionist classic of Weimar cinema, appears fairly hidden. The story of Rabbi Löw who creates the clay figure Golem to avert the imminent expulsion of inhabitants of the Jewish ghetto of Prague in the 16th century. Out of a linkage of unfortunate circumstances, the figure subsequently opposes its creator. The film’s buildings, designed by Hans Poelzig, were leading the way for further set designs to come – until today, THE GOLEM is considered as a prototype for the horror genre. Everywhere, there are thronging phantasmagorias, nightmares of a world whose human faces have become grimaces, whose streets have got steep mountain paths, whose dwellings are warped and in danger of collapsing.
Similar to the magic the clay is being vitalised with turning it into a golem, Colombian sound artist and former geotechnical engineer Lucrecia Dalt will energise new abysses inside the images with her deep bass frequencies. Dalt is an internationally booked and acclaimed musician and performer. She moves freely between academic or museum settings and club contexts. In her subtle soundscapes, she subverts overly rigid ideas of form, experiments with South American rhythms, looped drone sounds and unique spoken word passages. She has transferred a geological framework to her musical approach: she compares her songwriting to ground and rock layers, which have deposited on earth’s surface as one large mass and yet are composited of single elements with individual characteristics. What emerges tonally is an unprecedented, surrealistically accumulated terrain.
|4 September||UT Connewitz|
|9 pm||€ 12 [Tickets available via: TixforGigs]|