Speisekino Moabit 2016 #19


This evening is curated by Daniel Kötter.

KATALOG is a video and text work by Daniel Kötter from 2014.

It is the result of a year of travelling, filming and recording in the mediterranean area, researching, documenting and re-organizing the transformations of architecture, space and cultural schemes in this complex region.

The work consists of 144 short video clips with an entire length of 3h45min and a 60 page catalogue of printed texts.

The Mediterranean region is nothing more than an extended periphery around the middle, the sea. When considering the land from the sea, one can easily become lost in the sheer diversity of the structures and landscapes there. The view from land, on the other hand, is a relatively homogenous (and homologous) panorama: A horizon line between sea and sky, regardless of the coast on which the camera happens to be positioned.

The story of the Tower of Babel expresses the diversity of the Mediterranean region as if it were legitimatised by common origins. But it also leads from the horizontal emptiness of the sea to her shores, and on to architecture that attempts to control visuality with its vertical expansion.

In a lecture screening Daniel Kötter will show a selection from KATALOG while serving the mediterranean delights.

Doors open at 7pm
Free entrance
Menü: 7,50€
Contribution for film: 1€ on the first drink
Food served at approx. 7.30pm (until there is no food left)
Film at dusk (approx. 8.30pm)
On the ZK/U Terrace