LaborBerlin is proud to host Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo from Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles. Lisa and Paolo are in Berlin to produce another installment of their city-portrait series “The Sound We See”. They will also be presenting three screenings showcasing previous portraits.
Initially developed as part of Echo Park Film Center’s free youth filmmaking program in Los Angeles, The Sound We See uses analog filmmaking techniques (Super 8 and 16mm) and the “City Symphony” genre practiced in the 1920s by Walter Ruttmann and Dziga Vertov as starting points to explore communal creative process and contemporary environments. Discovering and redefining techniques of past avant-garde urban documentarians, teens, tweens, students, friends, film lovers of any age with little or no prior filmmaking experience will work with 8 / 16mm cameras and black & white stock to create a stunning 24-hour cinematic journey with each hour of the day represented as one minute on film. The films will be developed in eco-friendly soups using coffee, tea, vitamin c powder and washing soda. The Sound We See is an ongoing cinematic conversation on the relevance of handmade film in the 21st century.
Saturday, May 9, 9pm
Screening of The Sound We See: Hanoi at CLUB 39.
Sunday, May 17, 8pm
Screening of The Sound We See: Los Angeles & The Sound We See: Rotterdam at Regenbogenkino (Lausitzer Str. 22, Kreuzberg)
Friday, May 29, 9pm
Screening of The Sound We See: Berlin plus short films at Ausland (Lychener Str. 60, Prenzlauer Berg)