2018-19, Berlin / Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Harz. Original essay in collaboration with Andreas Döpke and video installation of three channels, colour, full HD format, approx. 30 min. (work in progress)
The project GOLDEN TONE comes from a research on the historical, cultural landscape of the western Harz Mountain region of Germany, where many of the mining technologies of mineral soil extraction were first developed and then exported to the whole world. Beneath its essayistic form, the video reflect on the intersections of past, present and future of this anthropogenic landscape, through the particular history of breeding, training and trading of Canary birds in the region. In a video assemblage made of hands and machines, silver and serinettes, contaminated heavy metal hills and falling spruce trees, touristic tours and intimate interviews, the iconic landscape of the German Harz gradually reveals its many hybrid layers, giving way to an open field of transformative sonic flights. DES GOLDES KLANG (Golden Tone) is a film about the Harz Roller Canaries, domesticating mines and queering nature.