Copenhagen Architecture Festival, in partnership with the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, is presenting a series of three film screenings in the iconic Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. These screenings will explore the aesthetics, politics and mythologies of water systems, wetlands and aquatic landscapes and will take place over the next three months.
The series will commence with a simultaneous screening held at both the Cinemateket in Copenhagen and the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. The featured film for this screening is John Huston's cinematic interpretation of Herman Melville's profound oceanic myth 'Moby Dick'; a sensory cornucopia about humanity's insatiable desire for control over nature, even in the face of inevitable failure and self-destruction.
The film will be introduced by Professor Søren Frank, an expert in comparative literature, renowned author of "A Poetic History of the Oceans," Chair of the advisory board for the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, and a highly knowledgeable scholar in maritime literature and culture. Professor Frank's introduction will focus on the Moby Dick myth within a broader historical and philosophical framework, exploring the deep entanglements between habitation, storytelling, and the oceanic realm.
Drinks will be served before the screening.