2016 Berlin Programme
3 pm   4 pm   5 pm   7 pm
Theatersaal
Auditorium
Wednesday

Mar. 16
3 pm

Screening
Haus der Kulturen der Welt / Theatersaal
John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin / Subway: S5, S7, S9, S75, Hauptbahnhof station
Free entry

"Technicolor"

Andrew lampert: El Adios Largos | Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 11:13 | USA | 2013 see more
Eske schlÜters: Title (Life goes on) | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 12:0 | Allemagne | 2015 see more
Blake williams: Red Capriccio | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 6:59 | Canada | 2014 see more
Les leveque: Nine Hamlet RGB | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 5:55 | USA | 2015 see more
Andrew lampert
El Adios Largos
Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 11:13 | USA | 2013

In 1973, Robert Altman`s THE LONG GOODBYE was both a critical and commercial flop. Set in a time transposed, neo-noir Los Angeles, Elliott Gould`s bumbling performance as gumshoe Philip Marlowe left Raymond Chandler aficionados dismayed, as did Vilmos Zsigmond;s kinetic camera work and John Williams` cheeky score. The film quickly disappeared from theaters and was never shown on television. While the film was released on RCA`s short-lived Video Disc format in 1981, the movie has not been seen since. All known prints were destroyed, and the original production elements perished due to a leaky sprinkler system in a Culver City in 1983. THE LONG GOODBYE was written off as permanently lost, an all too important missing link from Altman`s greatest period. It has for years remained a film that is impossible to reassess. Filmmaker and archivist Andrew Lampert’s serendipitously purchased a mysteriously film titled EL ADIOS LARGOS from a collector through the mail in 2002. Closer examination revealed that this 16mm, black and white, cropped, Spanish-language dubbed print was actually a reduction copy of Altman’s 35mm, color, widescreen, English-language masterpiece. Knowing the importance of his discovery, Lampert and a team of volunteer preservationists, including colorization expert Jody Blyer, set out on a decade-plus mission to preserve this unearthed gem using the latest digital technology. Lampert has gone to extensive lengths to painstakingly produce the most authentic, thoroughly accurate version that can be made given the considerable difference in materials.


Andrew Lampert is at the forefront of a new generation of artists engaging with film, video and performance, revisiting and extending the dialogue around an expanded cinema. Lampert pursues the alchemy between artist, art, and audience in a public space, especially that of cinema. Bringing unscripted and chance elements into cinema`s veneer of control, and often working with found material, he foregrounds the contingency of film as a medium. Reveling in cinema as a performative environment, Lampert reclaims this space from a mass media culture to emphasize its potential for immediacy and accident—and to make each of his screenings and performances a one-of-a-kind event. Lampert explores the cinematic experience as content, experimenting with the physical spaces between projector, projectionist, audience and screen, and with the experiences made possible through their convergence. The cinema becomes a site of abstract and magical production in his performances, videos and films, as Lampert investigates the gap between an artwork`s private intent and its public reception. Lampert`s media works defy strict categorization as films or videos. His projects are unified in their emphasis on the frame around the edges of narrative—the genres and clichés in which he cloaks on-screen action, the happy accidents during production, and the unexpected events during a screening that shape the audience`s response and foreground human activity in the cinematic context. Lampert was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1976. His work has been shown at the 2006 Whitney Biennial; The Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York; British Film Institute, London; The Kitchen, New York, and Light Industry, Brooklyn, amongst many other venues. Lampert`s work has also been featured in a number of international festivals, including the New York Film Festival and the Rotterdam International Film Festival. In addition to his work as an interdisciplinary artist, he is the Film Archivist at Anthology Film Archives in New York.

Eske schlÜters
Title (Life goes on)
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 12:0 | Allemagne | 2015

Eske Schlüters geb. 1970 Studierte an der Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg. Diplom 2004. Seither arbeitet sie als freie Künstlerin vor allen Dingen mit Bewegtbild. Sie hatte Gastprofessuren in Hamburg und Zürich und zahlreiche Stipendien (Kunstfonds Bonn, Villa Romana Preis, Künstlerstätte Bleckede) und diverse internationale Einzel- und Gruppenausstellungen (Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Haus am Waldsee Berlin, Kunsthaus Hamburg)

Blake williams
Red Capriccio
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 6:59 | Canada | 2014

An anaglyph 3D found footage film about machines and landscape that interlaces motion with stasis, crescendos with glissandos, and reds with blues. Its three movements depict a parked Chevy Caprice police vehicle, Montréal’s Turcot Interchange, and an empty rave room.


Blake Williams is a filmmaker, film critic, and PhD student living and working in Toronto. His films have shown at the Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Images Festival, and the Pacific Film Archive.

Les leveque
Nine Hamlet RGB
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 5:55 | USA | 2015

Nine Hamlet RGB engages a simple algorithm to destabilize the timing of the red, green and blue frame sequential display system while incorporating fragmented, appropriated “to be or not to be” excerpts from nine Hamlet films. The audio is the synced sound from the appropriated excerpts laced with low frequency binaural tonal pulsations. The physicality of the constructed optical and aural experience is seeking a mechanism of unconscious disarticulation. The ghosting of colors, evanesent Hamlets, and somatic tones are looking for a “dream-work” that can be ciphered, displaced, or not.


Les LeVeque works with digital and analog electronic technology. His projects include single and multi-channel videos and video/computer based installations. His projects have been exhibited and screened internationally. Video Data Bank distributes his single-channel video work. He is represented by Kerry Schuss Gallery in New York City.


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In 2002 Andrew Lampert acquired a 16 mm black and white film, in Spanish, called ‘El Adios Largos,’ that proved to be the only existing trace of the film ‘The Long Goodbye,’ directed by Robert Altman in 1973. After ten years of restoration, the film has a new lease of life with new colours. Eske Schlüters plays with illusions, and produces a docufiction about the incomplete production of a film by UFA in the 40s. Blake Williams films machines and landscapes in 3D where movement and immobility, as well as red and blue colours collide. Les Leveque recycles images from nine films inspired by Hamlet. An algorithm separates the red, green and blue, causing an unconscious disconnection mechanism to occur.


Wednesday

Mar. 16
4 pm

Screening
Haus der Kulturen der Welt / Theatersaal
John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin / Subway: S5, S7, S9, S75, Hauptbahnhof station
Free entry

"Discontinu"

Volker schreiner: Sites | Film expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 8:20 | Allemagne | 2015 see more
Sophie roger: C'est donc un amoureux qui parle et qui dit : | Film expérimental | hdv | couleur | 6:15 | France | 2015 see more
Thomas mohr: Zu Hanne Darboven | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 8:27 | Pays-Bas | 2014 see more
Damir ocko: TK | Film expérimental | 4k | couleur | 19:46 | Croatie | 2015 see more
Volker schreiner
Sites
Film expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 8:20 | Allemagne | 2015

A filmic tryptic of three landscapes.


video works since 1988/ grants at the Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, the Deutsche Akademie Villa Massimo Rome/ lectureships at the HfG Karlsruhe and the HBK Braunschweig/ visiting professorships at the HBK Braunschweig and the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz/ lectures, workshops and seminars a.o. in Rome, Istanbul, Casablanca, Jerusalem, Bangkok/ participation in numerous festivals and tours/ works owned a.o. by the NBK Berlin, the ZKM Karlsruhe, the Ludwig Museum Cologne, the Museum fuer Neue Kunst Karlsruhe, the Amsterdam Film Museum/ distribution by Heure Exquise! and Light Cone Paris/ internet: volkerschreiner.de

Sophie roger
C'est donc un amoureux qui parle et qui dit :
Film expérimental | hdv | couleur | 6:15 | France | 2015

Pages arrachées du Fragment d`un discours amoureux de Roland Barthes dans un grenier de montagne. La réalisatrice regarde et dessine les paysages qu`elle voit au travers des planches ajourées. Un papillon la suit jusque dans la neige.

Depuis plusieurs années, le travail de Sophie Roger fait dialoguer dessin et vidéo, lectures et quotidien. Cinéma d`essayiste, elle travaille seule et prend le temps. Ses films arpentent ses territoires les plus intimes (maison, jardin) tout en gardant comme horizon une pensée de l`autre et de l`ailleurs.

Thomas mohr
Zu Hanne Darboven
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 8:27 | Pays-Bas | 2014

Is it possible to understand the work of the artist and composer Hanne Darboven (1941 - 2009) famous for her large scale installation containing thousands of drawings and notes? The project Zu / On Hanne Darboven is an exploration of herless known music  in relation to her  visual oeuvre. Abschliessend (In conclusion) is based on 1853 pictures handheld taken- as meticolous as possible - very close to the details of the works in the last space of the exhibition “The order of time and things. The home studio of Hanne Darboven” organised by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and the Deichtorhallen Hamburg - Sammlung Falckenberg in collaboration with the Hanne Darboven. The music is the last part of Hanne Darbovens Requiem recorded in eleven volumes. The pictures are processed in still compositions frame by frame in a series of cycles increasingly compressing the original information.


Living and working in Amsterdam. Since the late 1980ties systematically exploring processes of perception and experience in installations and "films" referring inter alia to conceptual and minimal art, to the history of early cinematography , the transformation of information, the evolution of (new) media. Working with computer-generated processes combined with manual execution based on a growing photo archive containing at this moment more then 500000 pictures regarding major and minor personal and historic events. Main themes recently the reverberation of historic incidents and and the intertwined relations of culture. Thomas Mohr’s particular way of composing films since 2008 begins with smallest elements - taking single images. This material is processed in repetitive steps to higly compressed structures where the visual properties are almost dissolved. Since 2010 works specifically related to the body of work of Hanne Darboven. Now working on constructing an episodic memory covering the information of 30 years (1985-2015).

Damir ocko
TK
Film expérimental | 4k | couleur | 19:46 | Croatie | 2015

Departing form an eight part poem the artist constructs a complex polyphonic work in which poetry meets movements, sounds, silences, bodies, and ¬endurability in order to project the ideas behind the work. Several topics constantly reoccurring through out the work are brought forward by a meticulously scored narration, in which pause and silence are equally important as the spoken or written word. Poem itself depicts on various images, starting as a morning song in which a question of a routine and a rotation turns the engine on for work to move towards more difficult imagery. People gather in dangerous constellations to act in violence, to observe silently, or to setup the false feeling of tranquillity which is constantly turned upside down by the various mechanisms of the film itself. Heavy things get stuck in the throat, stones used as tools and voices come to unrest.


Damir Očko (b. 1977, lives and works in Zagreb) is one of the most prominent Croatian artist of his generation. His videos, films, poetry and works on paper have been exhibited recently in Temple Bar Gallery in Dublin (2014), KM - Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien in Graz (2014), Yvon Lambert gallery in Paris (2013), Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2012), Galleria Tiziana Di Caro in Salerno (2012), and Kunsthalle Dusseldorf (2011). He participated in numerous collective exhibitions with institutions such as MUDAM, Luxembourg, FRAC Le Plateau in Paris, Kunsthalle Wien, and Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb among others. His works are part of many public and private collections around the world.


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Volker Schreiner crosses three landscapes through fragments of films. Sophie Roger observes and draws the landscape seen through the slatted boards in a loft, and pages torn from ‘A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments’ by Roland Barthes. Thomas Mohr pays tribute to artist Hanne Darboven’s musical compositions, known for her monumental installations, made up of thousands of drawings and notes. An infinite visual and audible composition appears through the breaks and duplications between motifs. Damir Ocko constructs a complex polyphonic work in which poetry meets sounds and silences, a stifled word, bodies confronting and requiring endurance.


Wednesday

Mar. 16
5 pm

Screening
Haus der Kulturen der Welt / Theatersaal
John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin / Subway: S5, S7, S9, S75, Hauptbahnhof station
Free entry

"Possible Worlds"

Nova paul: Still Light | Vidéo | 16mm | couleur | 6:35 | Nouvelle-Zélande | 2015 see more
Halida boughriet: Des intégrations | Vidéo | hdv | couleur et n&b | 16:7 | France | 2015 see more
Julien dubuisson: Pavillon nocturne | Vidéo | hdv | noir et blanc | 5:45 | France | 2015 see more
Louis-cyprien rials: Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 5:45 | Iraq | 2015 see more
Alex monteith: Cascade Cove in the Shadow of 150,000 Bones | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 13:0 | Nouvelle-Zélande / | 2015 see more
Salomé lamas: The Tower | Vidéo | hdv | noir et blanc | 8:45 | Portugal | 2015 see more
Nova paul
Still Light
Vidéo | 16mm | couleur | 6:35 | Nouvelle-Zélande | 2015

Six Artists respond to the work of Joanna Margaret Paul is a programme of short moving image works by Nova Paul, Rachel Shearer, Sonya Lacey, Miranda Parkes, Shannon Te Ao and the collective Popular Productions. A prolific film-maker, poet, photographer and painter, the work of Joanna Paul (1955-2003) quietly observed the intimate poetics of the domestic and the modest grace of her bucolic surroundings. This programme presents an ambitious range of new moving image commissions shot at home, in industrial space, nature and using a microscope within salt letter form – each film celebrating the resonance of Paul’s work and offering the catalyst for a collection of new work by a range of contemporary New Zealand artists.


Nova Paul teaches studio moving image and art theory in the Visual Arts Department. Her film-making practice draws from early cinema, experimental film histories and fourth wave film discourse to consider the poetics and politics of place, self-determinacy and the image and the role of story telling in talking back to neo-liberal hegemonies. Her writing practice has focused on lens-based media and its relationship to whenua (land). In 2008 she co-edited PLACE: Local Knowledge and New Media Practice (Cambridge Scholars Publishing), a book that examines how on how long-held attachments to place are transforming in the new media context. In 2012 she published Form Next to Form Next to Form (Dent De Leone, UK and Clouds, NZ) this artist book won the 2013 Most Beautiful Book in Australisia (Monash University, Australia) Nova Paul`s 16mm films have screened nationally and internationally in film festivals and gallery programmes. This is not Dying (2010) has screened at Recontres Internationale, George Pompidou Centre, France, (2011), Rotterdam International Film Festival, (2011), New Zealand International Film Festival, (2010) City Gallery Wellington, (2010). Pink and White Terraces has screened at Whitechapel Gallery (UK) and was selected by Whitechapel Gallery for Artists` Films International at the Venice Biennale in 2013. The film has toured to Ballroom Marfa (USA), Fundacion Proa (Argentina), GAMeC - Galleria d`Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Italy), Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (Norway), The Institute for the Readjustment of Clocks at the Koç Foundation (Turkey) from 2009-2010. Pink and White Terraces premiered at the Telecom International Film Festival, (2006) and was Telecom Prospect New Art, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, 2007. Other film commissions include Our Future is in the Air (2007) for Martini Shot; New Artists Show, Artspace, Auckland and the World of Interiors (2008) for New Zealand Film Archive, Wellington. Nova Paul is of Te Uri Ro Roi and Te Parawhau /Ngā Puhi descent.


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Halida boughriet
Des intégrations
Vidéo | hdv | couleur et n&b | 16:7 | France | 2015

Dans le film « Des intégrations» , La mémoire collective officielle et la mémoire politique se figent, à la limite de l’amnésie voire de la négation. C’est par le biais d’un univers poétique mais désenchanté que le film se propose de soulever des enjeux touchant à la jeunesse contemporaine. Les personnages jouent sur une série de correspondances qui érigent le film au rang de transfert visuel.

Artiste française et Algérienne . Anciennement diplômée de L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris et du programme d’échange de la SVA section cinéma à New York jusqu’en 2005. Halida Boughriet explore un large éventail de médias à travers ses oeuvres . Elle accorde une place centrale à la performance, dont les structures de son langage artistique lui donne une variété de formes. Au carrefour d’une préoccupation esthétique, sociale et politique, ses pièces s’efforcent de saisir les tensions dans les relations humaines mis en évidence par la société . Le corps est omniprésent , comme un instrument de geste poétique.

Julien dubuisson
Pavillon nocturne
Vidéo | hdv | noir et blanc | 5:45 | France | 2015

Inspiré par la pièce d’Alberto Giacometti Le Palais à 4h du matin (1932), Pavillon nocturne est conçu comme un « petit théâtre ». Un théâtre dans lequel les personnages ont été remplacés par des formes, l’histoire par les relations qu’elles entretiennent entre elles, les récits qu’elles portent ainsi que leur inscription dans l’histoire de l’art. La sculpture (la combinaison de six formes emboîtées) est une structure construite et close sur elle-même, il n’y a pas d’espace entre les pièces aucun autre élément ne peut y entrer ni en sortir. A la fois «white cube» et «black box theater», cette forme à tiroirs se présente sous la forme d’une collection, un musée, une sépulture, une abstraction, une mort. Un enfant assis sur le sol assemble les pièces en plâtre d’un étrange jeu de construction. Dans ses mains des formes (un visage, une pierre, une forme géométrique, etc.) apparaissent et disparaissent progressivement par un système d’emboîtement rappelant le principe des poupées russes.

Julien Dubuisson est né en 1978 en France. Il est diplômé de l`École nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris en 2005 et participe depuis 2103 au programme de recherche 5/7de la Villa Arson. Son travail a fait l’objet de plusieurs expositions dont notamment : Basse déf au Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2009) ; Dynasty au Palais de Tokyo / musée d’Art moderne de la ville de Paris (2010) ; Parois au Parc culturel de Rentilly (2011) ; Agir dans ce paysage au Centre international d’Art et du Paysage de l`île de Vassivière (2013) ; Natura Lapsa au Confort Moderne (2014) ; aux bois dormants au musée départemental d’Art contemporain de Rochechouart (2014) ; L`Ordre des lucioles à la Fondation d`entreprise Ricard (2015) ; l’après midi à la Villa Arson (2015).

Louis-cyprien rials
Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 5:45 | Iraq | 2015

Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin est une vidéo tournée en 2015 en Irak, à Kirkouk, à quelques kilomètres de l’Etat Islamique. Dans le champs pétrolier majeur de Baba Gurgur, un feu éternel brûle, celui du Livre de Daniel, duquel Dieu sauve trois enfants juifs jetés dans les flammes par le roi Nabuchodonosor car ils ne vénéraient pas ses idoles. Cette succession de plans fixes montre à la fois les installations pétrolières, menaçants monstres de métal perdus dans le désert, et ce feu sacré inscrit dans un cercle, mythique punition d’une idolâtrie, et devenu lui-même idole et objet de toutes les prédations contemporaines. Des gros plans de flammes, semblent sortir des voix, des choeurs, comme si le gaz et la chaleur déformant l’image voulaient rendre cette dystopie mélodieuse. Discrètement mêlées à la bande son, des choeurs de femmes en araméen, priant, enregistrées pendant plusieurs mois dans des camps de réfugié du Nord de l’Irak apportent la voix nécessaires des victimes les plus immédiates des conflits, donnant la profondeur biblique, archéologique et spirituelle que nécessite à la fois un tel lieu et le sentiment menaçant, quasiment apocalyptique qui se dégage de ces flammes et que révèle le titre : Pesé, Pesé, Compté, divisé.

Né en 1981 à Paris, Louis-Cyprien Rials à étudié le théâtre en France avant de découvrir la photographie au Japon, oui il a vécu plusieurs années. En 2007, il entreprends un voyage sur les traces du peintre Hiroshige pour livrer une analyse comparative du paysage japonais dans le temps. Depuis son retour du Japon, en 2008, il vit entre Paris, Bruxelles et Berlin, tout en continuant ses voyages souvent dans des pays non-reconnus internationalement ou dans des zones interdites au public qu’il voit comme des « parc naturels involontaires ». Parallèlement à son oeuvre photographique, il travaille sur le minéral et la relation que l’humain entretient avec les « pierres à images », livrant dans de grands tirages photographiques des paysages tirés des pierres, que l’humain se plait à associer à d’autres formes, par le phénomène de paréidolie. Le travail sur le paysage, sa profondeur, et l’interprétation que nous avons de ses représentations est une partie importante du travail de l’artiste, que ce soit dans des installations de projecteurs de dispositives générant des peintures-paysages, ou sa trilogie de vidéo sur le Désert et la violence, terminée en 2015 en Irak.

Alex monteith
Cascade Cove in the Shadow of 150,000 Bones
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 13:0 | Nouvelle-Zélande | 2015

SYNOPSIS Film essay recorded in Aotearoa / New Zealand`s Cascade Cove, Tamatea / Dusky Sound; one of the wettest places on earth. After he had sailed there for the first time in 1770, James Cook spent more than two months in Tamatea in Aotearoa on his second journey in 1773. Cascade Cove within Tamatea is also near to the sites of the earliest archeological digs of the lower fiords of Aotearoa. The Begg Brothers, then in the modern era, Peter Coutts, each made various archeological incursions looking for and removing both settler and Maori material culture from the area. This film compiles observations of the intensity of weather atmosphere as a physical expression of tension between elemental forces, as a way of approaching a contested past in which European research methods overran already existing Maori knowledge production about the area. This film is part of an ongoing series of work about this area of Aotearoa.


Alex Monteith Biography (1977-) born Belfast, Northern Ireland, resides Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa resides in Piha, Aotearoa Alex Monteith’s works often explore the political dimensions of culture engaged in turmoil over land ownership, history and occupation. The works traverse political movements, contemporary sports, culture and social activities. Projects often take place in large-scale or extreme geographies. Recent surfing related actions connect the museum directly to local geography through participatory performance projects.

Salomé lamas
The Tower
Vidéo | hdv | noir et blanc | 8:45 | Portugal | 2015

Maybe Kolja’s experiment of merging his body (human) with the tree (nature) venturing into a border zone between the earth and the sky is due to his purity of spirit, to the grandeur of the idiots, or the foolishness of the mystics; or is it all this together? Maybe it is a symptom of the enlightened – or simply an elaborated suicide.


Salomé Lamas (1987, Lisbon, Portugal) studied Cinema in Lisbon and Prague, MFA in Amsterdam and is a Ph.D candidate in film studies in Coimbra. She has been working with time-based image and has exhibited both in art spaces and film festivals. After a couple of short films, her debut film NO MAN’S LAND premiered internationally at Berlinale (Forum) and was exhibited in a number of other festivals. Lamas is a MacDowell Colony fellow, a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center fellow and DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm fellow.


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Nova Paul examines an interior where light filters through the space and time stands still. Juliane Jaschnow and Stefanie Schroeder undertake a journey in the industrial regions of former East Germany. Factories are closing and well-being centres are appearing, but the past is not far below this new surface. Halida Boughriet films young adolescents, confronting us with a collective memory and a political memory that immobilise. Julien Dubuisson conceives ‘Pavillon nocturne’ like a small theatre inspired by Giacometti’s piece ‘The Palace at 4 am’ (1932), in which the characters have been been replaced by forms, creating a complex and enclosed structure. In Kirkuk, Iraq, Louis-Cyprien Rials films flames emerging from the ground of an oil field. Alex Monteith goes to Cascade Cove in New Zealand, a bay close to the sites where the first archaeological digs of New Zealand fjords were carried out, looking for remains of the first colonists and Maori culture. Salomé Lamas films a young woman who attempts to blend in with a treetop, at the point where the earth and sky meet.


Wednesday

Mar. 16
7 pm

Screening
Haus der Kulturen der Welt / Theatersaal
John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin / Subway: S5, S7, S9, S75, Hauptbahnhof station
Free entry

"Distant spaces"

Juan Manuel echavarrÍa: Silencio Invisible, Darwin and Una Lección | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 8:0 | Colombie | 2015 see more
Jussie nsana banimba: Bimbambukila | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 6:1 | Congo (Brazzaville) | 2012 see more
Dominik ritszel: Pogłos | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 14:30 | Pologne | 2015 see more
Hans op de beeck: Night Time (extended) | Animation | hdv | noir et blanc | 19:18 | Belgique | 2015 see more
Mike hoolboom: Scrapbook | Doc. expérimental | 16mm | noir et blanc | 18:0 | Canada | 2015 see more
Juan Manuel echavarrÍa
Silencio Invisible, Darwin and Una Lección
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 8:0 | Colombie | 2015

Juan Manuel Echavarría parle de la guerre qui échappe au regard, dans les territoires reculés de Colombie. Les lieux, vides de toute présence humaine, évoquent l’histoire violente du pays et l’impératif de nouveaux possibles. Jussie Nsana Banimba interroge la mémoire des murs de Brazzaville, qui deviennent des espaces témoins, entre le passé et le présent. Dominik Ritszel place le son comme protagoniste principal de son film, dans une ville devenue laboratoire de perception où la civilisation est en suspens. Hans Op de Beeck crée un film d’animation à partir de ses aquarelles, introduisant un degré de fiction supplémentaire dans ce qui n’est jamais la reproduction d’une réalité. Mike Hoolboom reprend les images filmées en 1967 par Jeffrey Paull, dans un hôpital psychiatrique. Cinquante ans plus tard, il interroge Donna Washington, autiste et pensionnaire de cet hôpital à l’époque, qui raconte sa propre histoire à partir des images du film.

Juan Manuel Echavarría was born in Medellín, Colombia in 1947. He resides in Bogotá. A writer before becoming an artist, he published two novels, La gran catarata (Bogotá: Editorial Arco, 1981) and Moros en la costa (Bogotá: Ancora Editores, 1991). As of 2015 Echavarría has presented over thirty solo exhibitions and participated in well over a hundred group exhibitions, screenings and film festivals. His first solo gallery exhibition was in New York in 1998. Since then, his work has been shown at the Venice Biennale, the Korean Kwangju Biennial, Daros Latin America, Zurich, the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. As well as, El Museo del Barrio, New York, at the Musée du Quai Branly and the Cartier Foundation in Paris, France and at Sammlung Goetz at Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany. His first solo museum exhibition in the U.S, Mouths of Ash, was organized by the North Dakota Museum of Art in 2005 and traveled to the Weatherspoon Museum of Art in 2006 and the Santa Fe Art Institute in 2007 – 2008. He’s had two very important shows in Colombia at the Ciudadela Educativa y Cultural América in Puerto Berrío as well as the Museo La Tertulia in Cali. In 2011 his works were shown in Tallinn, Stonia for the 15th Tallinn Print Triennial, in Tel Aviv, Israel at the Center for Contemporary Art, at the Museo de Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia and at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California. In the next part of the year, his work was shown at the Bienal Do Mercosul in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Le Mois de la Photo à Montreal in Canada and at the Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina in Florence, Itlay. In 2012, he was invited to the Sidney Biennale All Our Relations to show Silencios and Requiem NN. In 2015 he will show his work at the Musée d’Aquitaine in Bordeaux and at the Université Catholique de Lovain in Belgium. His videos have been screened at many festivals and exhibitions throughout the world such as Colombia, the United States, Canada, Israel, England, France, Spain, Hungary, South Korea, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Germany and Afghanistan. In 2013 he showed Réquiem NN, his first feature length film, a world premiere at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena followed by the North American premiere at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.

Jussie nsana banimba
Bimbambukila
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 6:1 | Congo (Brazzaville) | 2012

Réalisée lors des Ateliers Sahm (Rencontre Internationale d’Art Contemporain, qui se sont tenus du 15 novembre au 15 octobre 2012 à Brazzaville, « Bimbanbukila », première vidéo de Jussie Nsana pose le problème de mémoire. Cette première réalisation de l’artiste nous emmène au cœur de Brazzaville où l’artiste magnifie le mur sous toutes ses coutures. Des murs qui deviennent des espaces témoins, de ponts entre le passé et le présent.

Jussie Nsana Banimba est née à Brazzaville en 1984 et elle vit et travaille actuellement à Pointe-Noire. Elle est diplômée de l`École Nationale des Beaux Arts de Brazzaville, en arts plastiques. Elle se considère comme une artiste à part entière et crée des peintures, des bandes dessinées, et des vidéos. Jussie à participé octobre 2015 au Festival International de la Bande Dessiné d’Alger en Algérie. Elle a exposée ses œuvres en novembre 2015 à l`exposition «Soul Power» au Musée-Galerie du Bassin du Congo à Brazzaville, en 2014 à l`exposition "Butselé" au Centre Culturel Basango à Pointe-Noire; en 2013 à l`Institut Français du Congo (IFC) à Pointe-Noire; en 2012 et 2013et 2015 elle a participé à la 1ère, 2e et 4e édition de la "Rencontre d`Art contemporain de Brazzaville" aux Ateliers SAHM. Comme elle-même le dit, Jussie transporte dans son « sac à arts », ses passions les plus artistiques, la BD, la peinture et la vidéo. Engagée avec la jeunesse, Jussie, avec une générosité hors du commun, transmet son savoir-faire et son amour pour l’art aux enfants et aux jeunes dans son espace Nsana – Arts’ Butsilé.

Dominik ritszel
Pogłos
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 14:30 | Pologne | 2015

Ritszel in his movie Reverb cleans view of audial perception. He introduce the viewer to his laboratory, spread through whole city. Process of the civilization has been reverse and for a moment, receiver gain privilege of sharpen hearing,. Sounds act on the same rules as they act in horror movies. They grow from what is known. They grow stronger and stronger, minute after minute. They become powerful and than they spread. Dynamic of the horror movie shows, that what scarry the most are not perfectly design monsters but minor, accumulative sounds. Creak of slowly opening wordrobe doors,expending floor planks under footsteps, TV which swich on itself, scraping, grating, crashing, and the most, sudden, ominous, dead silent.


Dominik Ritszel was born in 1988 in Rybnik. He studied at the Faculty of Graphics in the Institute of Arts at the University of Silesia in Cieszyn and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, where he did graphic arts. His works were exhibited, among others, at international video art festivals Les Rencontres Internationales (Gaîté Lyrique, Palais de Tokyo, Paris), Proyector, International Video Art Festival (Spain, Italy, Portugal) and Video Art Review THE 02. He participated in group exhibitions - in the Show Off Section at the Krakow Photomonth Festival (2013), The increased Difficulty od Concretation in Prague (2015), What’s Hidden in National Gallery of Art (2015), Curators Network in the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK) in Krakow (2012), Mum, I just really need to focus on my art right now in the Arsenał Gallery in Poznan (2012), among others, and in a joint exhibition presenting works of young Silesian artists Milk Teeth in the BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice (2013). He had individual exhibitions in the Centre for Contemporary Arts Kronika in Bytom, in Grey Gallery in Cieszyn, Grey House Gallery in Krakow and in the Silesian Museum in Katowice. He was chosen among the three finalists of the Talenty Trójki 2013 contest in the Visual Arts category, he was short-listed for the Grey House Foundation Prize. In 2014 he was granted the Young Poland Programme scholarship. In spring 2014 as an artist in residence he stayed in the A-I-R Laboratory in the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle where he produced Versus, showed in Bank Pekao Project Room in Warsaw. In 2015 he participated in group exhibition Waiting for better times Curatorated by Magda Kardasz (Zachęta Project Room, Warsaw). During of the 8th edition of Biennale of Young Artists RYBIE OKO his video Reverb received special award. He has been crowned the 2015 winner of the Young European Artist Trieste Contemporanea Award. His next individual exhibition will take place in Studio Tomaseo (Italy) 26th of March.

Hans op de beeck
Night Time (extended)
Animation | hdv | noir et blanc | 19:18 | Belgique | 2015

"Night Time (extended)" - Hans Op de Beeck 2015 Full HD video, black and white, sound, 2015 (19 minutes 20 seconds) ‘Night time (extended)’ is a dark, enigmatic animation without text based on a large series of monumental monochrome watercolours which Op de Beeck steadily realised over the past five years, in between all his other multidisciplinary projects. All the watercolours were painted by the artist at night in complete solitude and concentration.This nightly atmosphere is a tangible presence in the metropolitan landscapes, the images of nature, the buildings, interiors and characters which the artist brings to life in the film. "Night time (extended)" is conceived as a mysterious dream in which all proportions, perspectives and environments are fictitious. In this way, intimate close-ups are made to alternate with sweeping images; every image clearly and visibly the product of deliberate construction. The film is comforting and soothing, yet also exudes a sense of dormant danger and derailment, just as in the film noir tradition. Here, Op de Beeck brings together an anachronistic whole of both classical and distinctly contemporary themes into an effortless blend of both highly cultivated and more visceral subcultural elements.


Hans Op de Beeck produces large installations, sculptures, films, drawings, paintings, photographs and texts. His work is a reflection on our complex society and the universal questions of meaning and mortality that resonate within it. He regards man as a being who stages the world around him in a tragi-comic way. Above all, Op de Beeck is keen to stimulate the viewers’ senses, and invite them to really experience the image. He seeks to create a form of visual fiction that delivers a moment of wonder and silence. Over the past fifteen years Op de Beeck realized numerous monumental ‘sensorial’ installations, in which he evoked what he describes as ‘visual fictions’: tactile deserted spaces as an empty set for the viewer to walk through or sit down in, sculpted havens for introspection. In many of his films though, in contrast with those depopulated spaces, he prominently depicts anonymous characters. Hans Op de Beeck was born in Turnhout in 1969. He lives and works in Brussels and Gooik, Belgium. Op de Beeck has shown his work extensively in solo and group exhibitions around the world. He had substantial institutional solo shows at the GEM Museum of Contemporary Art of The Hague, The Hague, NL (2004); MUHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, B (2006); Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL (2007); the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, US (2010); KunstmuseumThun, CH (2010); Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, ES (2010); Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, IRL (2012); Kunstverein Hannover, D (2012); Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, USA (2013); the Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL, USA (2013); FRAC Paca, Marseille, F (2013); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Boston MA, US (2014); MOCA Cleveland, OH, US (2014); Sammlung Goetz, Munich, D (2014), … Op de Beeck participated in numerous group shows at institutions such as The Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES; the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ, US; the Towada Art Center, Towada, JP; ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE; MACRO, Rome, IT; the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, GB; PS1, New York, NY, US; Musée National d’ArtModerne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Köln, DE; Hangar Bicocca, Milano, IT; the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JP; 21C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, US; The Drawing Center, New York, NY, US; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AT; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, CN; MAMBA, Buenos Aires, AR; Haus der Kunst, Munich, DE; Museod’ArteModerna di Bologna, Bologna, IT; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn DE, … His work was invited for the Venice Biennale, Venice, IT; the Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, CN; the Aichi Triennale, Aichi, JP; the Singapore Biennale, Singapore, SG; Art Summer University, Tate Modern, London, GB; the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, IN, and many other art events.

Mike hoolboom
Scrapbook
Doc. expérimental | 16mm | noir et blanc | 18:0 | Canada | 2015

Lensed in Ohio’s Broadview Developmental Center in 1967 by secret camera genius and audio visual healer Jeffrey Paull, Scrapbook tells the story of audacious autistic Donna Washington in her own words, as she encounters pictures of one of her former selves fifty years later.


Born: Korean War, the pill, hydrogen bomb, playboy mansion. 1980s: Film emulsion fetish and diary salvos. Schooling at the Funnel: collective avant-geek cine utopia. 1990s: experimentalist features, transgressive psychodramas, questions of nationalism. 2000s: Seroconversion cyborg (life after death), film-to-video transcode: feature-length-found-footage bios. Fringe media archaeologist: copyleft author 7 books, co/editor 12 books. Curator: 30 programs + www.fringeonline.ca Occasional employments: artistic director Images Fest, fringe distribution Canadian Filmmakers. 80 film/vids, most redacted. 10 features. 70 awards, 15 international retrospectives. 3 lifetime achievement awards. www.mikehoolboom.com


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Juan Manuel Echavarría refers to the war in remote regions of Colombia that has escaped public scrutiny. These places void of any human presence evoke the country’s violent history and the need for new possibilities. Jussie Nsana Banimba questions the memory of the walls in Brazzaville, their observation of the past and present. Sound is the main protagonist in Dominik Ritszel’s film, in a town that is a laboratory of perception where civilisation is unsettled. Hans Op de Beeck creates an animated film from his watercolours, introducing an additional degree of fiction to what is never the reproduction of a reality. Mike Hoolboom features images filmed in a psychiatric hospital by Jeffrey Paull in 1967. Fifty years later, he questions Donna Washington, an autistic resident of this hospital at the time, who tells her own story based on footage from the film.


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