Yesterday, the monthly kino21 series started off at ATA with a new English version of Society of the Spectacle (France, 1973), Guy Debord's fourth film. It uses a soundtrack of excerpts from his most reknowned Situationist text "La societé du spectacle " and a collage of documentary, still image and detourned movie clips.
Ken Knabb's translation - among many other texts and pamflets by the Situationist, Karl Marx, Bertolt Brecht, ...etc - can be found on the amazing Bureau of Public Secrets website.
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.