Film screening & conversation Anima-Sound: Mit 20km/h durch Europa (1972)

Anima-Sound: Mit 20km/h durch Europa (1972)


Goethe-Institut New York

30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003

Made for German television in 1972, this rare film documents Anima-Sound (duo Limpe and Paul Fuchs) as they caravan across Europe in a homemade trailer pulled by a tractor, intermittently setting up outdoor performances for—often bewildered—bystanders. The film simultaneously captures the nascent countercultural energies of post-1968 Germany, detectable in the Fuchs’ otherworldly improvisations, and the day-to-day of living on the road as the couple tends to their two young children.

The screening will be followed by a conversation between Limpe Fuchs and Blank Forms artistic director Lawrence Kumpf.

Part of the Prismatic Park program with Limpe Fuchs, presented in collaboration with Blank Forms.

Anima-Sound: Mit 20km/h durch Europa
Germany, 1972, 34 minutes
Directed by Helga Tiedemann
With Limpe and Paul Fuchs