The two-screen film ‘While the Pile of Rubble Grows Towards the Sky’ takes the audience on an underground journey through the corridors of the Cannerberg, a former limestone mine in Southern Limburg, The Netherlands. Two characters, guided by atmospheric sounds and drone music, explore this maze-like structure. As they move deeper into the mountain, they encounter the ghosts of the past radiating from the walls: 19th century miners, Nazis during the Second World War, a NATO headquarters for war operations, amongst others. Eventually they arrive in the present where they find a beautiful creature quietly forcing a new perspective onto these troubling histories of human activities.
A film by Kristina Benjocki and Stijn Verhoeff