Nikola Dietrich is a curator based in Berlin. She is co-publisher of Starship together with Ariane Müller, Henrik Olesen, and Martin Ebner.
Martin Ebner is an artist based in Berlin.
accompanied by Martin Ebner and Theresa Patzschke
There is a constant, well balanced flow of noises inside the Humboldthain summer pool area. Underwater gurgles, smaller and bigger splashes, a multitude of voices in the air, cries, squeals, and shouts of joy, excitement or outrage. Whispers in the changing rooms. The far away hum of the city. The occasional voice of authority through the speaker system. In a world of atomic precision, overall time is approaching 4 pm.
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the (Almost) Silent Movie Hall. It is comfortably cool and shady inside. There will be a screen with colours, movements and flickers. There will be two-dimensional men and women, some in black and white, and some of them lonely. Old animals in short trousers will sing and dance. Chairs will be elevated and tables shifted. There will be more than one short pause. Here the (almost) silence comes in. (Almost) silence is not really silent, it is an improved version of the well known not so silent silence, but please feel free to find out for yourself.
Theresa Patzschke is a musician based in Berlin.