Film Screening: Koyaanisquatsi
To coincide with The Future Starts Here, an exhibition interrogating our relationship to technology and design, ArkDes presents three film screenings that each explore the impact of design on Planet Earth. From different perspectives and with different approaches, each film asks a simple question: to what extent is the planet a design project?
The cult film Koyaanisqatsi, with an acclaimed soundtrack by Philip Glass, was Godfrey Reggio’s directorial debut and constitutes the first part of his Qatsi trilogy. The title is a word borrowed from the Hopi Native American tribe and means, “life out of balance.” Made between 1975 and 1982, the film is an apocalyptic vision of the collision of two worlds, the urban and the rural, and explores how modern life is out of balance with nature. (Director: Godfrey Reggio. 1983. 87 min)
In Biografen (The cinema, floor 2). Free admission.