General Anzeiger/ Videonale in Bonn In the void of the pandemic By Thomas Kliemann
Corona has now also reached the video world. This does not just mean the Bonn Videonale.18 , which starts under difficult conditions virtually with an exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bonn, a competition with 31 contributions from 23 countries and a three-day festival. There is also the film about the pandemic. Dana Levy from Tel Aviv is a hot tip for the Videonale prize with her Covid drama “Last Man”. It has the black and white images from webcams from deserted cities such as New York, Rome, Venice, Paris and Perugia with the images and the sound of the films “The Last Woman on Earth” (1960) and “The Last Man on Earth” (1964) brought together. Music, dialogues, drama and the atmospheric impressions: everything fits. To be too good to be true.