DIFFRAKTION #7

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Silent Green Kulturquartier – Gerichtstraße 35, 13347 Berlin
Doors open 19h30 starts at 20h – Admission: 8 /10 Euro

LaborBerlin e.V. is pleased to present the 7th edition of DIFFRAKTION, the annual showcase of new film works by its members and special guests.

This year’s DIFFRAKTION welcomes two guests. The Austrian artist-run film lab, Filmkoop Wien will present a program of films made by members of their artist-run film lab and, London-based artist, Sally Golding will perform an expanded cinema piece where light and sound play off each other to create new perceptual possibilities.

LaborBerlin e.V. will show a program of new films and film performances by members, all shot on film and projected in various formats ranging from super 8, 16mm, 35mm to digital. As always the films range widely in thematic approach yet they all explore the unique and ever expanding qualities of analog film.

 

PROGRAM

Viktoria Schmid

8 PM – Cinematic Illuminations from Vienna
Works from the Filmkoop Wien presented by Noel Dinse, Viktoria Schmidt and Michel Strümpf

The Filmkoop Wien provides a unique space in Austria for independent work with analog film. Since its foundation in 2008 by graduates of the Friedl Kubelka’s school for independent film, it has created a bridge between the viennese art and film scenes.

Cínematographe by Rosa John 2012/2016/ Super8/ 1 min
Jícaro by Rosa John 2016/ 16mm/ 2min
Ghost Copy, Found Footage by Christiana Perschon 2016/ various film formats transferred to video/ 2 min
Numb by Isabella Brunäcker 2016/ 16mm/ 4 min
Ferragosto by Alina Tretinjak 2016/ 16mm blow-up from Super8/ 2 min
Manuell by Theo Maier 2016/ 16mm/ 3min
Untitled by Noel Dinse 2016/ 16mm/ 3 min
Water from Grain by Josephine Ahnelt 2013/ 16mm blow-up from Super8/ 13 min
In seiner Form eingeschlafen by Antoinette Zwirchmayr 2016/ 16mm/ 3min
Square Dance, Los Angeles County, California by Sílvia das Fadas 2013/ 16mm/ 9 min
Pushing it by Stefanie Weberhofer and Renato Unterberg 2014/ Super8 & 16mm transferred to video/ 3min
Trailer Filmkoop Wien by Stefanie Weberhofer

INTERMISSION
Attempt to film wind by Viktoria Schmid 2016/ 3x 16mm loops

 

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9 PM – New Films and Performances by members of LaborBerlin

A Soundfilm by Bernd Lützeler 2017/ Super8/ 5 min
Mosaïc by Deborah S. Phillips 2001/ 35mm/ 14 min (1st roll)
Blurred I + II by Sari Maarit Cedergren 2016/ Super8/ 3 min
Twilight by Björn Speidel 2017/ 2x 16mm/ 5 min
The Sea of Shame by Klara Ravat 2016/ 16mm transferred to video/ 6 min
Resistance by Laurence Favre 2017/ 16mm/ 10 min
Kairos und KungFu-Modelle der Unendlichkeit 2 by Katrin Eissing 1997/2017/ 35mm/ 6min
Fultu Faltu Film by Bernd Lützeler 2017/ 35mm/ 2 min
Projekt-Union by Dr. Globus & die Projektionen 2017/ Super8/ 3min
New Museum of Mankind by Anja Dornieden & J.D. González Monroy 2016/ 2x 16mm/ 30 min

 

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11 PM – Light Begets Sound by Sally Golding

Light Begets Sound is a durational performance focussing on the phasing of both 16mm projector and LED lights, articulated through custom software and custom built light sensitive instruments. On the nature of listening and seeing, the piece investigates audiovisual hallucinogenic perception through mixing desk input and feedback, and analog and digital light combinations onto a prepared screen.

Film Ain’t Dead – Black & White Film Workshop

Black & White Film Workshop – Intro to 16mm filmmaking and hand processing
Instructor: Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy
12.11 – 13.11.2016

As part of the crowdfunding campaign LaborBerlin 2.0 - Film Ain’t Dead

http://www.laborberlin-film.org/laborberlin-filmaintdead

Bring Your Own Archive

Date: Sunday, December 11 2016
Workshop: 14:00 – 16:30
Location: LaborBerlin e.V., Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin

Free entry, no booking required. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

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Screen Bandita invite you to an friendly, participatory community gathering. Together, we’ll be exploring personal archival materials and the many ways to revitalise and reinvent them through creative projects. Session runs between 2.00-4.30 and comprises of two segments.

First half: 2.00-3.00
A welcoming space in which to to share, speak and listen. Bring an object, memory, song, text, 8mm or 16mm film, photograph or slide that means something to you to share with the group. An opportunity to connect with others through memories and personal artifacts!

Second Half: 3.30-4.30

An open discussion where all voices and thoughts are very welcome. We will be asking questions such as: Where can I find myself in an archive? how can one connect emotionally with archival material? how can archival material be revitalised and engaged imaginatively and creatively?

All interested individuals, artists, students, archivists etc most welcome. No experience or special knowledge necessary!

Screen Bandita are the Edinburgh and Melbourne-based collective of Lydia Beilby and Leanora Olmi.The duo create performative, live-cinema works using archival, found 8mm and 16mm film, slides, photographs and ephemera as source materials. Through the exploration of the ‘forgotten’ and obsolete elements of photochemical film, the analogue projection medium and visual culture, Screen Bandita forge elemental links with the past, while creating new participatory pieces very much rooted in the present. Within their work they aim to foreground the notion of archives as vibrant, living entities to be constantly reinvigorated, reinterpreted, reinvented and debated.

Any questions? Email us at screenbandita@gmail.com

 

Various Positions: Works from Double Negative

Date: Wednesday, November 16 2016
Screening: 8:00 pm
Location: bi’bak, Prinzenallee 59, 13359 Berlin
 
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LaborBerlin is proud to host Philippe Leonard from Double Negative in Montréal. Philippe will be showing the program “Various Positions”, which gives a glimpse of recent films made at this artist-run film lab.

With films by Philippe Leonard, Charles-André Coderre, Erin Weisgerber, Malena Szlam, Karl Lemieux and David Bryant, Shannon Harri and Eduardo Menz.

Introduction workshop – Crass Animation Stand

Date: Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20 2016
Workshop: 10:00 – 17:00 both days
Location: LaborBerlin e.V., Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin

This workshop is open to non-LaborBerlin members.
Previous processing experience is recommended, but not necessary.

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Following Lutz Garmsen’s Crass Masterclass LaborBerlin announces its second Crass Animation Stand follow-up workshop. In this workshop participants will have the chance to learn the wide array of filmmaking tools that the animation stand offers. Taught by LaborBerlin members Antonio Castles and Lucas Maia present at the masterclass the workshop is intended for beginners with little to no experience with the equipment.

They will learn: how to load the camera, the basic operation of the camera and controls, simple animation techniques, double exposures, fades, rear projection as well as develop and print tests.

Participation is limited and pre-registration is required. To register for the workshop please send an email to labor.organisation@gmail.com

Workshop fee for non-members: 50 €

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Pilot Residency Report – Andrew Kim

Report by Andrew Kim

As the LaborBerlin Pilot Artist in Residence (July 2016), I was asked to work with the lab’s newly acquired Crass Animation Stand and Optical Printer System. This was an opportunity to advance past work involving interference patterns, or the “Moiré effect”. Prior to the residency, I finished a film titled, Temples it Knows No Longer. This film employs animation and multiple exposure techniques, in combination with filtered light, to create a motion picture mandala. Here, superimposed colors rotate and blend according to patterns created by interlacing circles. In an effort to further develop this technique, I sought to replace moving images where there had previously been only colored light.

The process involved animating a matte, and from that, printing its reverse or counter matte.

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These matte elements were then optically printed, along with filmed footage, to create a composite of two moving images.

The tests can be seen here:

The footage brought together in these composite images was photographed at Field Station Berlin, located on the outskirts of what was formerly West Berlin. This site is significant as a bygone NSA “listening post”, an American installation designed to intercept East German transmissions. Though defunct, the Field Station inspired me to consider the contemporary debate concerning political boundaries in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere. I am exploring how the interference patterns, applied to such imagery, provide a way to visualize and assess this ongoing dialogue. The tests serve as part of a current project exploring the notion of borders (and crossings), both real and virtual.

As a side project I also created a short animation using a book purchased from a secondhand shop near LaborBerlin. The text, an instructional manual, comprises step-by-step images of Judo throws in sequence. I photographed them to reconstitute the movement inherent in these still images across time. It’s a fun movie. It’s called Umarmungen, or Hugs in English.

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The Circle, the Triangle, the Rectangle and the Crossing

15.09-2016 — 18.09.2016, 15h – 20h
Studio Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Auguststraße 26, 10117 Berlin

An installation of projectors, made by LaborBerlin members Antonio Castles and Lucas Maia, that deals with polarised light, the idea of stereoscopy and the decomposition of the moving image. It will be displayed in the studio of the artist duo Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani (Fischer el Sani in the doorbell).

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More information:

- www.antoniocastles.net/el-circulo-el-triangulo-el-rectangulo-y-el-cruce
- www.facebook.com/events/1348543685188543

Sweet 16 – 16mm Workshop

Our artist-in-residence Andrew Kim taught a two day 16mm workshop (23.07 – 24.07.2016). Participants learned how to expose different b&w film stocks with a bolex camera and hand developed the footage as b&w reversal.

This workshop was part of RE MI. Photos by Laurence Favre.

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Pilot Residency – Andrew Kim

LaborBerlin welcomes Andrew Kim as our first Artist-in-residence. Within the residency, Andrew will take advantage of our Crass Animation Stand and create a new work exploring the machine’s artistic possibilities.

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As a compliment to his production work, Andrew will also lead a workshop (tba) and present two screenings which will feature his own films and a selection of films made by fellow Los Angeles based filmmakers.

July 15, 7pm – Frame, Re-Frame at Arsenal

July 24, 8pm – Oracles at Light Movement

Andrew Kim is an experimental filmmaker whose work is inspired by the material properties of cinema and its unique ability to exemplify abstract ideas and ineffable feelings. Combining formal experimentation with a concern for the phenomenology of the cinematic experience, Andrew’s films are an attempt to understand the movement of the mind. Ultimately, his films attempt to transcend the exact mechanics of motion pictures such that a film might articulate a new kind of knowledge.

His films have screened at a variety of venues and festivals including the Ann Arbor Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Festival du Nouveau Cinema (Montreal), Images Festival (Toronto), BAFICI (Buenos Aries), UnionDocs, and Los Angeles Filmforum, among others. Andrew lives in Los Angeles, California. There he is a staff member at the Echo Park Film Center and teaches film production at the California Institute of the Arts.

He will be in Berlin from July 10 until August 10.

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