Material: video, film photography, field recordings
The Other Cathedrals - 2022 Project Description: For the project “The Other Cathedrals”, photographer Anna Motterle and composer Munsha got... Read More
Other Cathedrals - 2022
For the project “The Other
Cathedrals”, photographer Anna Motterle and composer Munsha got
together to create a musical video dedicated to the town of Marghera,
the industrial area located on the venetian lagoon, just opposite to
the city of Venice.
The title states a parallel between the
world famous temples and cathedrals of the city of Venice and the
majestic factories of Marghera, interpreted here as temples to the
deities of modernity.
The video was created by putting
together about 80 photos of Marghera’s landscape and details. These
were selected from a total of over 600 shot on film between 2015 to 2022. The aim is to convey the atmosphere of
the portrayed landscape and present the body of work in a unity that
transcends the two-dimensional character of the printed artwork,
offering a new level of immersion in the atmosphere of the place
through the audiovisual experience.
Industrial culture, concrete beauty and
the broken grandiose dream of the Italian golden years of
productivity are reinterpreted in a series of film photographs
mounted into a video and accompanied by the sound composition. Film as medium was chosen to underline
the connection between the project and the chemical industry that has
deeply influenced the history of Marghera.
The soundtrack is composed with
environmental audio material, recorded in the industrial area of
Marghera and Fusina in summer 2022.
The work aims to show the beauty hidden
in a cold and desperate landscape, both filled with terrible stories
and the deepest humanism. It is a love letter to a forsaken part of
the world that also asks for its history and teachings not to be
Media: audio-video Framerate: 25 FPS
Bitrate: 44,100 hz // bit: 10
in-depth description of The Other Cathedrals:
by Musikfonds within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR.
Anna Motterle is a photographer who
spent half of her life in the Venice area in northern Italy and the
other half in Berlin, Germany. She has a background in Philosophy and
She has been studying and practicing
photography since 2004. Over the years some broader themes emerged as
focus of research and application for her work. One of them is
European industrial heritage and architecture. Her work has been
featured in diverse international publications and exhibited in
galleries and institutions in Berlin, Germany.
Daniela Lunelli aka Munsha is a
Berlin-based singer, cellist, composer and music educator, who works
and performs with theatre, installation, video art, and multimedia.
Her work focuses on contemporary, avant-garde music and vocal
research, testing new forms of “Sound Dialogues”.
Munsha merges academic experience,
transcultural and rock music, experimentation, and technical
knowledge into a whole.
Munsha's musical research has recently
been supported by Musikfonds and the Senate Department for Culture
and Europe. She is also a member of the jury of 'Treffen Junge Musik'
of the Berliner Festspiele.