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The mobile cinema of Milan Tak will show the first movie from the Qatra trilogy: an experimental film called KOYAANISQATSI, on February 21 in TAC.

In the past, he used to organize film nights for friends and family on a regular basis. But they were always bound to a permanent place, one with electricity. Then Milan Tak came up with the Cycling Cinema, and thanks to the use of a caravan battery, this mobile cinema has the freedom to move around and show movies this time at TAC.

Milan is the one in charge of the films. The reason behind the upcoming film Koyaanisqatsi: ‘ A new year, a new film. I thought it would be a good idea to reflect this year. In 1982 the film Koyaanisqatsi was created. This film literally functions as a mirror. It is interesting to reflect and ask ourselves the question if something has changed over the past couple of years?’

Koyaanisqatsi means 'Life out of Balance' in Hopi (language)

'It's Godrey Reggio's debut film and it’s the first film from the Qatsi trilogy. Koyaanisqatsi shows in an experimental way how nature, humans, and technology relate to each other in our current world. There seems to be no possibility to look any further, to see how we manage to maneuver ourselves in an artificial environment. It seems that we are trying to replace the original, nature itself. Nature has become the source to keep this artificial or new nature alive'.

In the film, director Reggio takes you on a journey from the past to contemporary. From nature to industry. He gives the viewer a look in a life that’s out of balance (film Koyaanisqatsi 1982), in transformation (film Powaqqatsi 1988) and life when in war (film Naqoyqatsi from 2002). Reggio knows how to share his vision on these different worlds, the urban life as well as the topic of technology versus the environment, in a beautiful way. His fine imagery is supported by Philip Glass’s minimal music.

The film runs from 21:00 to 00:00 in the Temporary Art Centre.