• I tell you about a film he never made (2009)

    Half past six: more gusts. A furious flurry of wind between the skyscrapers slides away and buffets across the park. Only a car-horn interrupts, like a slap in the face. The wind drops. A peal of bells in the stillness. And always, the siren. A tone higher now.
    (excerpt of Antonioni's notes)

    This work constructs an open narrative that is linked to text notes by Michelangelo Antonioni, that he wrote during a research for an upcoming film in New York City. However, Antonioni never shot a film in New York. In 2009, Marcel Dickhage entered this „still open film set“, wandering through Antonionis sound paths, taking pictures, documenting locations and collecting a New York City of different times
    (in books, magazines).

    In the installation, photographs, locations and possible tracks of a fictional movie are shown together with book pages which show possible sequences and shooting locations, layouted on sheets. The photographs of Marcel Dickhage have a particular relationship to the world of sound. In a way, they absorb the sound and tell on this level of a New York City in 2009.
     


    I tell you about a film he never made (Exhibition There is no second world..., Galeria Plan B Berlin)
    Text on cardboard / Colour photographs as Giclee print / 7 large Formats


    I tell you about a film he never made (part)


    I tell you about a film he never made (part)


    I tell you about a film he never made (part)


    I tell you about a film he never made (part)



    I tell you about a film he never made (parts)

    Photography/Text/Composition: Marcel Dickhage With text fragments by: Michelangelo Antonioni