Permanent Exhibition, Television Section / Program Gallery
Wham!!! The full force of nature struck back 70,000 years ago. The sun was eclipsed. Glacial winds swept over the globe. A super volcano unexpectedly disrupted the evolution of humankind.
What was the flood? Is the unicorn only an figment of our imagination from fairytales? What are the advantages of long legs? How tenderly the Ain Sakhri lovers entwine in their embrace! Why does consciousness arise from deceitfulness? The world rests on the back of a turtle and only God knows where darkness is.
"70.000 Jahre wie ein Tag" (70,000 Years Just Like One Day) is the title of the most recent television work by Alexander Kluge, an author and filmmaker. In conversations with scientists and thinkers, he traces the history of the civilization, and his cinematic journey is a montage through the age after the apocalypse. In the digital world, Kluge steers our view to its analogous origins.
The films are augmented by an installation, which relishes in the chance to position itself against the factual, using objects found among the rich props stored in the chambers of the Deutsche Kinemathek. As a result, the time machine could prove to be a “wish machine,” errors included.