Events | THE CLOSENESS OF DISTANCE – A Film by Nezaket Ekici

Thursday, February 29, 2024, 6:30 pm  |  Vertretung des Landes Brandenburg beim Bund

Film screening and panel discussion

A performance by Nezaket Ekici © Andreas Dammertz

THE CLOSENESS OF DISTANCE - A film by Nezaket Ekicis

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 6:30 p.m. (admission from 6:00 p.m.)
Representation of the State of Brandenburg to the Federal Government, In den Ministergärten 3, 10117 Berlin


"The Closeness Of Distance" - this is the title of performance artist Nezaket Ekici's one-hour film reflection on long-distance relationships.
Based on the relationship between Bettina and Achim von Arnim around 200 years ago, the artist embarks on a journey by carriage from Schloss Wiepersdorf to Berlin.

The film, which is being shown in Berlin for the first time, was made in 2021 as part of a fellowship at the Schloss Wiepersdorf Cultural Foundation. Accompanied by quotes from the partners' letters, Ms Ekici travels through the landscapes and places that repeatedly separated the lovers.

The artist was inspired to create her carriage ride by her own personal experience, as she also lives in a long-distance relationship with her husband between the cities of Berlin and Stuttgart. The project illustrates the timeless experience of outer distance and inner closeness that love at a distance means. The work was inspired by the courage and creative attitude to the world that characterised the couple Bettina and Achim von Arnim.

State Secretary Dr Friederike Haase

Annette Rupp, Director, Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf

Film: "The closeness of distance"

Panel discussion:
Nezaket Ekici
Dr Phil. Andreas Dammertz
Branka Pavlovic, filmmaker
Roswitha Karbaum
The discussion will be moderated by Pia Kollonitsch, rbb

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