SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Wassermusik 2013, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, until 11 August
The latest exhibition to be unleashed at the ever inventive Haus der Kulturen der Welt is the Wassermusik festival, which runs from today until August 11. Under the theme of “The New Pacific,” this year’s event looks at the artistic output from the Pacific seaboard and engages with its purpose and message during a month-long program of music, films, discussions and open-air performances on the roof terrace.
There will be concerts featuring the sounds of Latin America, Asia, Oceania, and everything in between, and films from these regions will also be shown. In particular, the Asian Film Festival Berlin and the Latin American Film Festival Berlin (LAKINO), both of which take place in October, will give audiences a sneak preview of what’s to come. Included in this is a night of Vietnamese short films, and screenings of work from Chile, Mexico, and Columbia. There will also be film workshops for teenagers to attend.
It should also be noted that on the two evenings prior to the Wassermusik launch, interested parties are invited to attend and take part in “The Invisible Continent,” a panel discussion on which places make up the New Pacific, how the countries in this area are connected, how identify is determined across this span of water, and what questions are important and particular to the discourse. Natalye Childress
Wassermusik 2013, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin; 030 39 78 71 75; S: Hauptbahnhof; admission: €3-€15 per event (check website for full programme and pricing).