In 2010 in After Empire, Herman Asselberghs suggested an alternative for the iconic image that collective memory should keep as the quintessential moment of contemporary history: instead of two towers collapsing in the middle of Manhattan, the worldwide anti-war demonstration of February 15, 2003. Today, a decade after the film, two decades after 9/11 and many marches all over the globe later, the filmmaker presents a remix version of the original 50 minute-film by editing part of the initial images with a new, contemporary soundtrack by Simon Halsberghe & Wiet Lengeler.
After Empire was originally written by Herman Asselberghs and Dieter Lesage, edited by Fairuz, scored by Els Viaene, sound designed by Boris Debackere and spoken by Claude Wampler.
A book version of After Empire by Herman Asselberghs & Dieter Lesage was designed by garage64.
At the invitation by after the butcher (Berlin) the remix version is produced by Auguste Orts to premiere at The Few, The Many, a duo exhibition with Bernadette Van-Huy and Herman Asselberghs. The filmmaker thanks Ina Wudtke, Thomas Killper, Dieter Lesage, Boris Belay, Marie Logie and Simon & Wiet.
Soundtrack Simon Halsberghe & Wiet Lengeler
Technical assistance Boris Belay
Produced by Auguste Orts
With the support of after the butcher (Berlin)