Michael Oppitz : How to make film in rugged mountains?

07/24/2019

Michael Oppitz : How to make film in rugged mountains?

 

Time: 2019.07.26 Friday 7PM - 9PM

Address: Institute for Provocation, 4th Floor, ZUCZUG Space, B7-4A, 1st North Street, 798 Art District, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Organizer: Moonchu Foundation

 

 

 

Imagine a ten days’ walk through Himalayan mountains; imagine heavy Arri film equipment as used in the late 1970ies; imagine a local society in which nobody has ever seen a film; and imagine a village with no electric light; … and you have the conditions for a film as indicated in the title.

 

The idea to make a film in such a remote place was generated by two observations: first, by the fact that in this closed society everyday life and mythology mingled into an indistinguishable whole - that no difference could be observed between religious practice and mundane activities. And secondly, that this form of shamanistic rituals displayed an amazing similarity with practices long eradicated in the classical area of Siberia. In the region of the film, one could look back into a ritual tradition that goes back further than the great traditions of the Book, such as Buddhism,Hinduism, Islam, Confucianism, Daoism or Christianity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Institute for Provocation

4/F, Suit B7-3A, 706 North 1rd St.,

2 Jiuxianqiao Rd (798 art zone),

Chaoyang District,

Beijing,

CHINA

 

激发研究所

北京市朝阳区酒仙桥路2号(798艺术区)706北一街B7-3A,4楼。