BERLIN | signs of spring
Filmed: April 6, 7, 8, 2018
Location: Weissensee, Baumschulenweg, Pedestrian Way, Tiergarten
About the video
It is hard to believe that a week before filming the buds in bloom, there was snow in Berlin. Suddenly, spring is here. The grass is growing, leaves are budding and flowers are blooming.
I was fortunate enough to have a lot of filming and research to do for an upcoming project, PUBLIC FIGURES, Visions of Berlin which will be installed at PremArts over Gallery Weekend the last weekend in April here in Berlin. So while tracking down statues and attending talks, I managed to capture the signs of spring.
I’ve included quotes from Rainer Maria Rilke, the German poet from “Letters to a Young Poet.” In that book of letters, he shares advice to a young aspiring poet. Somehow spring seems like a time for reflecting on love and about moving forward.