For the second year running, the Fundació Joan Miró will be participating in the Per amor a les arts series, featuring films related to its programming. Led by Filmoteca de Catalunya and MNAC, the series aims to establish a dialogue between film and other art forms, and is also supported by other cultural institutions in Barcelona.
Walter Ruttmann, double feature: Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (1927), 65 minutes / Weekend (1930), 11 minutes.
Berlin, Symphony of a Great City is a documentary based on one day in Berlin, inspired by Constructivism. According to Ruttmann, it is "a symphonic film about the great energy contained in the life of a big city."
One year after the appearance of sound film, Ruttmann produced Weekend, a short with sound but no image - an innovative piece for its time which provides an acoustic description of a weekend in Berlin.
Presented by Sound Art? curator Arnau Horta
Filmoteca de Catalunya
10 December 2019, at 5 pm