Lothar Baumgarten Centre Pompidou
The Centre Pompidou will screen Lothar Baumgarten’s seminal film “Origin of the Night: (Amazon Cosmos)” on September 18 at 7 pm. Shot between 1973 and 1977, the film is based on a Tupi Indian myth about the origin of the night, and depicts a landscape passing from night into day, back into night. According to Baumgarten, binary oppositions such as inside and outside, day and night, the new and ancient world, myth and travel, nature and culture are present in the film. “The structure of the images is as multilayered as the levels of a tropical forest and its myths, its smells and sounds."