performance dance / video

4:10 min / GER / 2020

„Crossystem“ is a site-specific video dance shot at the bottom of Pöhl dam in south-saxony, Germany. This structure and architecture of the concrete wall is a brutal human intervention in nature, that aims to tame it in the needs of civilization. The monumental dam holds the lake back from bursting and flooding the valley, while the water constantly presses against it with tremendous force. Is there an inherent conflict between ecology and man-made systems?  Are human beings really able to control nature?

video: Thai Tai Pham 

choreography: Naomi-Elisha Wiener 

co-directing: Paul Melzer 

sound: Abel Korinsky

exhibition: Two Roots – An artistic research

screenings: Kurzsuechtig – short film festival 2021

press: Taz Interview