selected for the acinema screenings series september 2021
The Film; 'Clouds Clouds (...) We Knew Nothing' from 2011
is selected for the september 2021 screening series
at aCinema Milwaukee, Wisconsin VS
The Film; 'Clouds Clouds (...) We Knew Nothing' from 2011 is made in Amsterdam/The Netherlands.
In the film you see the image of an urban landscape. The Camera work is taken in one shot from a static position, the moving parts of the film are the clouds, the smoke clouds, the birds and the moving trees in the wind. The smoke clouds are from the coal-fires power station in Amsterdam (The Hemweg Centrale).
The Hemwegcentrale is now closed since the eind of december in 2019.
The spoken Narration in the film is a fragment of the novel " The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe " of Daniel Defoe written in 1719. The text is an excerpt from page 47.(...) We knew nothing where we were, or what country were we driven to, be it an island or the main, inhabited or ininhabited. The Film is made from a visionary view of the landscape that has changed over time. And not knowing where we have ended up in this world. Clouds are formed by smoke, we can no longer tell the difference. The film touches on subjects such as" The Makeable World, time, change, industrialization, the ignorance of humans and the preservation of nature.