Tuesday, April 12, 2011

TAGFISH by Flemish Production Group, Berlin

From the press release,

Tagfish tells the story of the UNESCO world heritage site Zollverein, a coal mining complex in the German Ruhr area. Following the exodus of industry from the region, people set to work searching for new purposes for the abandoned land and vacant industrial heritage sites. A Sheikh has plans for his latest dream: to develop a luxury hotel in Zollverein. Can a world heritage site be sold?

Six individuals: the architect, the town planner, the professor, the negotiator, the journalist and the provocateur, each have their own opinions about this. These people have never met before in real life but are put together on six individual screens, waiting for the Sheikh to take the seventh chair. In a theatrically-staged film montage, these interviewees debate, argue and philosophies about feasibility and costs in millions, about utopias and visions, stagnation and impending change.

The presentation is going to be quite different, where as you can see from the diagram above, 7 panels will be placed on individual chairs around a conference table like a board room, and presented as a theatrical film performance, with the meeting representatives appearing to push their points of concern through, interspersed with documentary like scenes of Zollverein.

TAGFISH runs from Thursday 14 April 2011 to Saturday 16 April 2011 with 8pm shows daily at the National Museum Gallery Theatre. In English and German with English subtitles.

Ticketing Details
S$19. Price excludes SISTIC booking fees.
Tickets are available at http://www.sistic.com.sg, SISTIC hotline (65) 6348 5555, SISTIC counters islandwide or National Museum Stamford Visitor Services Counter.

For more information on the film, visit http://www.nationalmuseum.sg/tagfish.

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