THE SYMPHONY OF UNCERTAINTY

DIE SINFONIE DER UNGEWISSHEIT

By Claudia LEHMANN

TAMTAM FILM GMBH - as PROD

Experimental - Completed 2018

While colossal underground machinery accelerates particles to near light speed, a physicist, a shaman, a hypnotherapist, a director, a composer, a musical ensemble and a filmmaker are on the surface searching for the meaning of our existence on the grounds of the German Electron Synchrotron.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Experimental, Documentary
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Claudia LEHMANN
    • Writer(s)
    • Claudia LEHMANN, Konrad HEMPEL
    • Synopsis
    • The German Electron Synchrotron in Hamburg, DESY for short, is home to some of the largest particle accelerators in the world and, as an international research centre, is already a world of its own. This is where elementary particles clash. This is also where filmmaker Claudia Lehmann lets her former doctoral supervisor, physics professor Gerhard Mack, clash with other scientists as well as with a shaman, his partner or filmmaker Hark Bohm. They all confront him with questions about our very existence – and world views collide. With the theory of complex systems, Gerhard has always tried to understand life in an interdisciplinary way, and so he is now trying to find a language that goes beyond the boundaries of mathematics and physics. Language is also the subject of the music composer Konrad Hempel and his ensemble create on the scene. He uses the sounds of the accelerators as well as those of the coffee cups to create the soundtrack to this world in which everyone tries to find the meaning of life.
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