RATHAUS AHLEN
City Hall Ahlen

by Arianne OLTHAAR
2019 / 16mm & Video / color / sound / 1S / 10' 52

Images of the interior and exterior of the city hall in Ahlen (NRW, Germany) in its present state and in absence of people. Due to the lack of maintenance and altered ideas about design in public space, the city hall – once a showpiece – is no longer beloved and is threatened by demolition. The film ends with a number of slides that were made by the architect during the opening in 1974: visitors gaze with admiration at an unknown modernity.

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distribution format DCP on server (SMPTE 2K)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 43,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 43,00 €