Past Event
Visual Arts


Tue 6 May 2014

Once Bonanza was booming: there were 6,000 inhabitants, 36 saloons, seven dance halls and innumerable prostitutes. Now there are just five houses and seven permanent residents who live on a hotbed of accusations, gossip, surveillance and fear.

In a unique cinematic portrait of a desolate Colorado mining town, Berlin creates a world in miniature using a scale model of the town alongside five film screens – one for each of the residents’ houses. As we watch interviews with the inhabitants, our prejudices are confounded and questions are raised about why people choose to live in such a remote community – and to what extent it is a community at all.

Co-produced by STUK, KVS and Vooruit. With support of Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Flanders Image, Stad Antwerpen, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd and Drum Theatre Plymouth in association with Summerhall. BERLIN is associated artist to CENTQUATRE, Paris.

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