Berlin Project

Rachelle Viader Knowles

2001, 32:00 minutes, colour, English & German


Berlin Project is a single channel video that acts as a mediated dialogue between three artists from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and three artists from Berlin, Germany. Prior to 1916, the city of Kitchener was known as Berlin and the project attempts to position relationships between people and places, like communication, as a fluid, ongoing process of translation, interpretation and mediation.
In both Kitchener and Berlin, local artists act as 'guides', choosing a site of particular significance to them and recounting a story in their home language. The artists also act as 'interpreters' by responding to the videos in the other language or by creative guessing. The written 'translations' appear as subtitles.

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