Melting Fridges Part II

Date: 
31.01.2009 15:00
Festival edition: 
2009
Format: 
Screening

In addition to the regulation of warmth and cold, speed is a second core aspect of the destruction of the environment. Cars, airplanes, and rockets function according to a simple principle: The faster they go, the more pollutants they give off. But the loss of inexpensive mobility due to limited energy resources would effect us more than all other limitations put together.

In addition to the regulation of warmth and cold, speed is a second core aspect of the destruction of the environment. Cars, airplanes, and rockets function according to a simple principle: The faster they go, the more pollutants they give off. But the loss of inexpensive mobility due to limited energy resources would effect us more than all other limitations put together. The wide-screen format film Geschwindigkeit (Speed) traces the human fascination for speed, while Junk takes a look at the garbage that washes into the bay of Tokyo. Umweltschutzmauer (Environmental Protection Wall) and Wachstum (Growth) are unique spots that combine concept art, a critique of progress, and advertising. The animated film Automania 2000 is a parody of the car as fetish and of the effects of unchecked industrialisation – taking things to the point of a nightmarish future world in which machines reproduce themselves. On the Third Planet from the Sun shows the north of Russia 45 years after the test of the hydrogen bomb. Here, inhabitants live from recycling the remains of fallen space rockets that were launched from a nearby base: the documentary vision of a post-apocalyptic society.

Geschwindigkeit
brd, 1962, 13:00

Takahiko Iimura
Kuzu (Junk)
jp, 1962, 12:00

Roland Goeschl & Otto M. Zykan for Humanic
Umweltschutzmauer
at, 1972, 0:30

John Halas
Automania 2000
uk, 1963, 10:00

Gerhard Rühm for Humanic
Wachstum
at, 1983, 0:20

Pavel Medvedev
On the Third Planet from the Sun
ru, 2006, 31:00

curated and presented by
Marcel Schwierin &
Florian Wüst

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