Melting Colours is a work that aims to map the Schöneberg district through images suggested by the lyrics of the album Lodger by David Bowie, who lived in the same neighbourhood in the late ’70s, right during the writing of his famous Berlin trilogy (Low, Heroes, Lodger).
As the figure of Bowie encompasses many aspects, different and sometimes opposing one another, in the same way this area of Berlin freely manifests extremes, light shades and nuances that coexist in a background harmony intrinsic also to the city as a whole.
The musical background to the images is inspired by the krautrock music scene, which strongly influenced Bowie’s productions in those years.
This video was made by Simone Lanari within the project “Perypezye Urbane goes Europe” funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
RootsMe is a cultural mapping project by Perypezye Urbane.