Next Spring Berlin, September 20
Laura Preston (ed.)

On Distance
Boaz Levin

2020 / DE, EN / Offset / 19×12,3 cm / 128pp. / 250 copies
Published in partnership with Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi

The Berlin, September 20 issue in the Next Spring series focuses
on one film work, Havarie (2016) by Merle Kröger and Philip
Scheffner, which is likewise based on a single image but with many
sounds that bring the dynamics of the Mediterranean Sea closer.
Titled On Distance, the essay by Berlin-based art writer Boaz Levin
is both a response to the film and a reflection on the experience of
living at a distance to close relations, from choice or necessity,
through mass migration or constant mediation. In a world facing a
planetary challenge like no other, it is all the more timely to be
reckoning with distance, not as an obstacle for action or an excuse
for inaction but to view it as a common condition for thinking
through the political.

Next Spring is an occasional series of reviews published in book
form. Each issue is an essay of art criticism focused on a work of
moving image. Published in English and the language of place.

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