On a trip to Berlin, a West German photographer falls for a nurse from the East. Not long after, the Wall is built. Forced apart by politics, their brief affair grows into something neither can quite let go of… Uwe Johnson’s tale offers a laconic antidote to the mythologizing of love – and history – with its finely-drawn portrait of two incompatible systems and a single fragmented cityscape of isolation and desire.
Exploring the interrelationship between the spoken word and music as a structuring principle, the tale is told by two performers, to an electronic musical score partially created through live, real-time composition.
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