08 September | 20:00
NK presents: Heart Beat Ear Drum
This film is divided in chapters and organized with both a narrative and a digressive structure. The structure is topic based, not strictly chronological. The first half of the film uses archival concert footage and interviews to establish Z’EV’s place in the world of art and music. The second half uses contemporary concert footage and interviews to explore the changes that led Z’EV to a more contemplative style. The film ends with an extended concert. There is music throughout the film, but at the end, you are immersed in the music and in Z’EV’s exploration of resonance.
About Ellen Zweig
Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor Ellen Zweig has been working in film and video since the late 90s, creating videos and video installations. During a residency at VOOM-HD Lab, she made “The Lonely Girl,” a short documentary video about a Chinese opera star living in New York City. (screened at: Anthology Film Archive, 2006; Pacific Film Archive, 2007). From 2001-2007, she created a series of video portraits of Westerners who had some relationship to China and several installations (at DDM Warehouse, Shanghai; The CUE Foundation, New York) that dealt with her attempts to understand China and to learn Chinese. Since 2007, she has been working on an homage to the documentary filmmaker Joris Ivens and his last film, “Une Histoire du Vent," filming as Ivens did in China. From 2007-2013, she documented Z'EV's concerts, collecting and editing materials for the feature length video, "Heart Beat Ear Drum," her first documentary feature.
Presented by NK / nkprojekt.de