Working title; North Of The Future
Exploring options to realize this film / art / sound installation, 2017 & 2018
Presentation & realization in November 2020 Dresden / Germany
North Of The Future (N.O.T.F.) is a proposal for a feature-length film and multi-screen art film installation which explores Celan’s life an art. Paul Celan is widely regarded as one of the most significant poets of the 20th Century. Although his work is highly influential and referenced by artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Michael Nyman and many others, his name is little known outside academic and literary circles in the English speaking world. In 2020 it is 50 years ago that Paul Celan decided to take his own life and 100 years ago that he was born. In the period 2017 & 2018 both film maker Gideon Koppel and producer Alexander Godschalk will explore the options to realize this film / art / sound installation as a tribute to Paul Celan. This process was concluded at the end of 2018 and since the beginning of 2019 we are pleased to announce & confirm that the N.O.T.F. will be produced & realized & presented by Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. It means that the role of producing & realizing the art installation will be taken over in full by the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden due to ongoing other project commitments by Alexander Godschalk. His role as stimulator and initiator of this unique project will be completed now that this art work has found a good “ exhibition home”.