Dystopia Utopia (Live Cinema performance)

Artist: Die! Goldstein

Format: Live Cinema performance - AV Live

Music style: electronica experimental / drone / ambient

Synopsis: "Mirroring alternative states of the human condition, its origins and consequences, Die! Goldstein offers a harsh but hopeful journey of life experience. An inspiring and encouraging Live Cinema performance, accompanied by a cinematic soundscape"

  • Die! Goldstein
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Other
  • Genres:
    Live Cinema performance, Live Score, AV Live
  • Runtime:
    40 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Pravo Ljudski Film Festival
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    December 1, 2018
  • OKC Abrasevic
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    November 30, 2018
    Bosnia and Herzegovina Premiere
  • Propaganda Bar
    November 29, 2018
    Montenegro Premiere
  • Tulla
    November 28, 2018
    Albania Premiere
  • Termokiss
    November 27, 2018
    Kosovo Premiere
  • Social Ceter Dunja
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
    November 26, 2018
    Macedonia Premiere
  • Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival
    November 25, 2018
  • Acud Macht Neu
    June 29, 2018
  • Neon Kunst - 48 Stunden Neukoln
    June 23, 2018
  • International Film Festival of Valladolid
    October 28, 2017
  • Loophole
    September 27, 2017
  • Borderline Noise Festival
    August 12, 2017
  • Microfest
    May 26, 2017
  • Niu : espai artistic contemporani
    May 25, 2017
Director Biography

Die! Goldstein, defined as "the audiovisual experience that walks eternally in the noise of emotion", is the Berlin-based audio cinematic experimental project of Diego Mar: sound composer, photographer and video maker.

He was also a member of the post-rock band named Seashell Velasco: opening band for Mogwai in his Spanish tour of 2009; as well played with Oceansize and Vessels on 2010.

In 2009 -and already as Die! Goldstein- he played in the Festival MADATAC in the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences in Madrid.

In 2011 he made the soundtrack of the Icelandic film "Winter in Hell", produced and filmed in Iceland by Enrique Pacheco. And he played in the Kunstmeile Longerich Festival in Cologne

In 2012 he joined the Berlin-based experimental collective named Wide Scope Experimental playing at venues such as the legendary Tacheles, LoopHole and Sameheads in Berlin.

In 2014 he finished his first movie, named VONLAND, filmed in Iceland.

In 2015 he did a tour around Asia, playing in Tokyo and Kyoto (Japan); Hanoi (Vietnam); Chiang Mai and Bangkok (Thailand). Also, he played in the Live Cinema Festival in Rome (Italy) sharing the lineup with AddictiveTV.

In 2016 he played live in places such as Noiseberg, DAT Festival and Spektrum in Berlin; Hackney Attic and New River Studios in London; Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow; and the Moving Silence Festival in Cyprus.

In 2017 he finished his debut album Dystopia/Utopia. It was released in the Berlin-based label named Neucrea Records. And it was presented in different festivals and venues around Europe: Microfest Festival in Huesca, Niu : espai artistic contemporani in Barcelona, Borderline Noise Festival in Poland and in the International Film Festival of Valladolid named Seminci in Spain.

In 2018 he continued presenting his live cinema performance "Dystopia Utopia" around Europe, Istanbul and Balkan countries at some film festivals and venues: "Neon Kunst Gallery" and "I am not a fortune cookie Festival" in Berlin (Germany), "Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival" in Istanbul (Turkey), "Social Centre Dunja" in Skopje (Macedonia), "Termokiss" in Prishtina (Kosovo), "Tulla" in Tirana (Albania), "Propaganda Bar" in Niksic (Montenegro), "OKC Abrasevic" in Mostar and "Pravo Ljudski Film Festival" in Sarajevo (BiH). He also participated in the film "Play, Build, Dream", about Woodland Tribe, composing the soundtrack

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Director Statement

Tell us a bit about your background, how did this come to be? My musical skills come from the 8 years I spent studying music and violin when I was a kid. And conceptually, D!G is highly influenced by the events of 9/11 and how the World changed afterwards. Also by the current western dominant neoliberal system and its consequences on society and the environment around the planet.

Could you explain the ‘Live Cinema’ concept? Live cinema is born when synchronicity and reaction between video and audio are created in real time making narrative cinematography. D!G syncs audio frequencies with video effects using analogue distortion pedals and a laptop.

Which film style does "Dystopia Utopia" follow? Dystopia Utopia has a collage film style. It takes visual material from different sources, making a distinct and original whole by deconstructing the sources taken, adding effects and editing it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collage_film

What about the name Die! Goldstein? where does that come from? Written in English, it comes from George Orwell’s book 1984. The famous Big Brother has an enemy, Emmanuel Goldstein towards whom the people are obligated to demonstrate hatred. It is a metaphor about how power manipulates the opinion of people by focusing their minds on a real or invented enemy, distracting them from the important problems.

You have already been touring the project for some years now, and it’s still going on now? Dystopia Utopia is an updated ongoing project. Since it started, the content of the video it has been changed for every concert, refreshing it with current global issues. Also, music has evolved in the last years. Therefore every performance is a new and fresh show.