Irene Pätzug

Natasja Keller
Bernburg- Bratislava

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In keeping with The Savage

Mind by Claude Lévi-Strauss,

Bernburg-Bratislava is the

draft of a homage to the great

myths of engineering. The two

protagonists of the film represent

the bricoleur (hobbyist).

Following the principle of ‘take

and combine what is there’,

the tinker does not invent

something new, but combines

materials that he happens

to have handy. In much the

same manner, excerpts and

sequences of our film treat the

creation of a new myth and

the corresponding encoding.

In this scenario, the engineer

figures as a representative of

the ‘tamed thinking’.