Summer Screening 2019

LaborBerlin presents its annual Summer Screening on August 10th, 2019. Join us for an evening of new films and performances by our members alongside some visiting friends and guest artists. The screening will take place at Kino Zukunft near Ostkreuz. There will be food & drinks in the garden, starting at 7:00pm.

Date: Saturday, 10th August 2019
Location: Kino Zukunft, Laskerstrasse 5, 10245 Berlin
Doors open: 7:00PM
Entry Fee: 9 Euros

Ticket reservation: vyusmirnova@gmail.com
(tickets will only be reserved until program starts at 8 pm)

Auch dieses Jahr präsentieren wir wieder einen Abend mit neuen Filmen und Performances unserer Mitglieder und Arbeiten von befreundeten Künstlern und Filmemachern, diesmal im Kino Zukunft am Ostkreuz. Zu sehen gibt es ein ganzes Programm von den kürzlich gegründeten Analogfilmwerken in Hamburg, zwei Arbeiten der Macher von Harkat Studios in Mumbai / Indien, vier Film-Performances, u.a. von Aurélie Percevault von Mire einem Labor in Nantes / Frankreich und die Berlin-Premiere einer Installation der spanischen Künstlerin Esperanza Collado. Außerdem gibt es Food & Drinks im Garten.

Datum: Samstag, 10. August 2019
Einlass: 19:00 Uhr
Eintritt: 9 Euro
Ort: Kino Zukunft, Laskerstrasse 5, 10245 Berlin

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Die Reservierung gilt nur bis zum Programmstart um 20 Uhr.

Analog Workshop 2019

Date: August 30 – September 4, 2019
Location: LaborBerlin, Arsenal, Silent Green, Kornmanufaktur

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For the third year, LaborBerlin is happy to collaborate with Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. to offer an intensive, 5-day analog film workshop. Participants will learn to shoot and develop 16mm film as well as the principles of analog/digital archiving, digitization, and analog/digital projection.

More info here.

Book – Film in the Present Tense

This book brings together contributions from participants and guests of Film in the Present Tense – International Symposium on Current Developments in Analog Film Culture, held in Berlin. It reflects a contemporary discussion around the use, value and purpose of analogue film from a multiplicity of perspectives: artists, filmmakers, scholars, archivists, curators, technician s and manufacturers. Film in the Present Tense intends to provide a documentation of the collective momentum that characterized the symposium and it responds to the persistent desire to keep talking about analogue film.

Edited by L.Greenfield, D. S. Phillips, K.Schroedinger, B.Speidel and P. Widmann
Designed by Anne Retsch

Available at Archive Books! – link here

Diffraktion # 9

LaborBerlin e.V. presents

Date: February 2, 2019
Location: ACUD MACHT NEU, Veteranenstrasse 21, 10119 Berlin
Hours: Doors open at 7pm, event begins at 7:30pm

LaborBerlin e.V. is happy to present the 9th edition of Diffraktion, the annual showcase highlighting new works by LaborBerlin members and friends.

This year’s Diffraktion will be hosting guests from Labodoble (Prague) showing the new performance of Alexandra Moralesová and Georgy Bagdasarov.

LaborBerlin members will present their latest collection of analogue works on Super8 and 16mm film.

With works by: Natalia Fentisova, Isma Gane, Dr. Globus & Busenvolk, Luisa Greenfield, Tomasz Konart, Melina Pafundi, Alejo Franzetti, Deborah S. Philipps, Katrin Eissing, Bernd Lützeler, Alexandra Moralesová and Georgy Bagdasarov

The event will be moderated by Maria Morata and Alejo Franzetti.

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Scotch Tape Cinema and Sound

Date: September 20, 2018
Workshop: 10am – 5pm
Location: LaborBerlin, Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin

This workshop is open to non-LaborBerlin members. 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: 30 €

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Participants will learn to make motion pictures and looping sound with a very economical tool: simple adhesive tape! We will make eye-popping “moving collages” using a dye transfer technique from magazine pages onto 16mm film, then segue into making our own cassette tape loops, splicing by hand and re-recording onto them. The workshop will include a presentation on the history of using everyday materials for art making, direct animation and audio tape loops. Participants will leave at the end of the day with their very own 16mm collage film and reusable audio cassette tape loop.

More info here.

Mike Stoltz (b. 1981, Miami, FL) is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker who works directly with the tools of cinema – images, sound, and time – to reexamine the familiar. His 16mm films and videos have played at festivals and micro-cinemas around the globe. Prior to filmmaking he spent many years involved in every aspect of the DIY music scene, from playing in bands and releasing records to lifting equipment and mopping the floor at the end of the show. He is a member of the The Echo Park Film Center and teaches at various universities in Southern California.

Spotlights on a Brick Wall – Films by Alee Peoples and Mike Stoltz

Date: September 21, 2018 at 8 pm
Location: LaborBerlin, Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin

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LaborBerlin is proud to host emerging filmmakers from the alternative film scene in Los Angeles Alee Peoples and Mike Stoltz for a screening of their films on 16mm. Their work addresses the personal and political through the use of playfulness, in- camera editing, photoplay and performative DIY antics.


PROGRAM:

Spotlight on a Brick Wall
Alee Peoples + Mike Stoltz | 2016 | 16mm | 8′
A performance film that navigates expectations of both the audience and the makers. A series of false starts. Dub treatment on the laugh track.

With Pluses and Minuses
Mike Stoltz | 2013 | 16mm | 5′
“…Stoltz shakes and dislocates audio and image with volume and pitch variations, editing the 16mm film in camera, varying the focus and the shot length of every frame, shifting background and foreground, turning and spinning the camera hand-held positions, and allowing sequences of black that punctuate the image’s algorithms. The filmmaker’s dance transforms abstraction into personal experience. He is an active agent of the surrounding world, and of the opportunities that open and close before us” – Mónica Savirón, Lumiere

Them Oracles
Alee Peoples | 2012 | 16mm | 7′
Them Oracles is a skeptic investigation of what an oracle can be and what it would sound like. Human desire and blind faith allow, and maybe even will, these mystic soothsayers to exist.

Decoy
Alee Peoples | 2017 | 16mm | 10′
Alee Peoples Decoy sees bridges and walls as binary opposites and relates them to impostors in this world. Humans strive for accuracy. You don’t always get what you wish for.

Half Human, Half Vapor

Mike Stoltz | 2015 | 16mm | 12′
“This project began out of a fascination with a giant sculpture of a dragon attached to a Central Florida mansion. The property had recently been left to rot, held in lien by a bank. Hurricanes washed away the sculpture. I learned about the artist who created this landmark, Lewis Vandercar (1913-1988), who began as a painter. His practice grew along with his notoriety for spell-casting and telepathy. Inspired by Vandercar’s interest in parallel possibility, I combined these images with text from local newspaper articles in a haunted-house film that both engages with and looks beyond the material world.” – MS

If You Can’t See My Mirrors, I Can’t See You
Alee Peoples | 2016 | 16mm | 12′
A study of the frame. An equal exchange between friends.

Under The Atmosphere
Mike Stoltz | 2014 | 16mm | 14′
Filmed on the Central Florida “Space Coast”, site of NASA’s launch pads. Dormant spacecraft, arcane text, activated landscape, and the surface of the image work towards a future-past shot reverse shot.



Alee Peoples (b. 1981, Oklahoma City) maintains a varied artistic practice that involves screen‐printing, sewing, sculpture and film. Super 8 and 16mm film are vehicles for loose storytelling with history and humor. Simple props and gestures are part of her aesthetic. She is inspired by pedestrian histories, pop song lyrics and invested in the hand‐made. A long time ago, she saw Ministry play on her 15th birthday. A not-so-long time ago, she and two friends did a 14-date film tour through the Southern U.S. For some time now, she makes money by installing art at museums.

Mike Stoltz (b. 1981, Miami, FL) is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker who works directly with the tools of cinema – images, sound, and time – to reexamine the familiar. His 16mm films and videos have played at festivals and micro-cinemas around the globe. Prior to filmmaking he spent many years involved in every aspect of the DIY music scene, from playing in bands and releasing records to lifting equipment and mopping the floor at the end of the show. He is a member of the The Echo Park Film Center and teaches at various universities in Southern California.

Film to the people

Date: September 16, 2018 at 8 pm
Location: Roter Salon, Volksbühne, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, 10178 Berlin

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LaborBerlin presents a selection of recent films and performances made by its members at Roter Salon on September 16. These works give testimony to the value of individual freedom achieved through collaboration, solidarity and mutual support.

PROGRAM:

Bernd Lützeler – Digital Rituals in the Analogue Cloud – 8 min
(single channel Super-8 with Guido Möbius playing live music)

Björn Speidel – Tree Again 2 – 8 min
(3x 16mm with live sound)

Sophie Watzlawick – Sans Lune – 12 min
(single channel 16mm)

Laurence Favre – Resistance – 11 min
(single channel 16mm)

Luisa Greenfield
– Imago Mundi – 6 min
(single 16mm with live performance lecture)

Natalia Fentisova – Soul – 1 min
(single channel 16mm)

Katrin Eissing/ Melina Pafundi – Gedenken – 9 min
(single channel 16mm)

Johnny Welch – Discharge Working II – 5 min
(single channel 16mm)

Anja Dornieden/ Juan David Gonzalez Monroy – The Hot & the Cold – 25 min
(16mm, slide projection, fog with live sound)

Busenvolk – 20 min
(expanded concert)

More info and tickets here.

Analog Workshop

Date: August 31 – September 5, 2018
Location: LaborBerlin, Arsenal, Silent Green, Kornmanufaktur

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LaborBerlin is proud to collaborate again with Arsenal – Institute für Film und Videokunst to host a comprehensive film workshop around analog filmmaking.

The more we are dedicated to preserving, rediscovering, and revitalizing archival films, the more we have to make sure that there is enough competence in dealing with analog film material in the future.

For this reason Arsenal is offering a workshop in 16mm shooting, processing, archiving, print intersection and cleaning, digitization and projection in cinema from September 7 to 12. Arsenal members and partners will accompany the participants through the entire process: from producing a 16mm film, to digitizing it, then on to projecting it in the cinema, with added insights into archiving and caring for prints. The last day will involve a tour of the archive.

The workshop will delve into the various working areas, covering the basics with equal parts theory and practice.

The participation fee is 350 Euro, reduced 300 Euro. This includes one role of 16mm material to create a film (group work!), and cameras will be available for use. No previous knowledge necessary. Anyone interested can register at analog@arsenal-berlin.de. The number of participants is limited.

More info here.

Summer Screening

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LaborBerlin presents its annual Summer Screening on August 17. Join us for an evening of new films and performances by our members. For this edition, we’re also happy to have with us Bernd Brehmer from Werkstattkino, who will present in our garden a program of Scopitones, 16mm jukebox films from the 1950’s and 60’s.

We will start with grill and drinks at 6pm.

DIFFRAKTION #8

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LaborBerlin eV presents: DIFFRAKTION # 8

at CLCLR, 10th February 2018 / Admission 7pm, beginning at 7:30 pm

Following the success of the international symposium on the current situation of analogue film culture “Film in the Present Tense”, LaborBerlin eV is proud to present the eighth edition DIFFRAKTION. On Saturday, February 10, 2018, new works (including premieres!) Of the Labor Berlin members will be shown.

This year, cross-border productions as film installations, live cinema performances and film screenings will be highlighted with the moderation of Sylvia Schedelbauer (former lab member) and Kris Wood (co-programmer at Wolf Kino). The works are projected under various formats, such as super 8, 16mm, slide film and digital.

Mit Arbeiten von Michel Balagué, Clara Bausch, Alix Blevins, Igor and Ivan Buharov, Lazarus Dance, Distruktur, Dr. Globus & Bruchstücke, Katrin Eissing, Laurence Favre, Adam Goodwin, Luisa Greenfield, Arne Hector, Tiebault Imm, Tomasz Konart, Amélie Legrand, Sara Lehn, Julie Orlick, Melina Pafundi, Deborah S Phillips, Jan Rehwinkel, Björn Speidel, Giorgos Stavridis, Minze Tummescheit, Sophie Watzlawick, Johnny Welch.

Veranstaltungsort: CRCLR (Circular Economy House), Rollbergstr. 26, 12053 Berlin
Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel: U7 Metro Rathaus Neukölln, U8 Metro Boddinstrasse
Eintritt: 7€ – 10€, Wir freuen uns auf dein Kommen!

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laborBerlin e.V present: DIFFRAKTION #8

at CRCLR, February 10, 2018 / Doors open 7, event starts at 7:30

After the success of the international symposium on current development in analogue film culture: “Film in the Present Tense”; LaborBerlin e.V. is proud to present the eighth edition of DIFFRAKTION, the annual showcase highlighting new works (including premiers!) by LaborBerlin members on Saturday, 10 February 2018.

This year, the program emphasizes the boundary-breaking output of LaborBerlin members by showcasing
film installations and live cinema performances alongside a screening of films moderated by Sylvia Schedelbauer (former LaborBerlin member) and Kris Wood (co-programmer at Wolf Kino). Works will be projected on diverse formats such as super 8, 16mm, slide film and digital.

With works by Michel Balagué, Clara Bausch, Alix Blevins, Igor and Ivan Buharov, Lazarus Dance, Distruktur, Dr. Globus & Bruchstücke, Katrin Eissing, Laurence Favre, Adam Goodwin, Luisa Greenfield, Arne Hector, Tiebault Imm, Tomasz Konart, Amélie Legrand, Sara Lehn, Julie Orlick, Melina Pafundi, Deborah S Phillips, Jan Rehwinkel, Björn Speidel, Giorgos Stavridis, Minze Tummescheit, Sophie Watzlawick, Johnny Welch.

Address of the event: CRCLR (Circular Economy House), Rollbergstr. 26, 12053 Berlin
station U7, Metro Rathaus Neukölln, U8, Metro Boddinstrasse
Admission: 7€ – 10€, we are looking forward to see you!

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DIFFRAKTION #8 PROGRAM – Films, Performances, Installations

 

FILMS

moderated by Sylvia Schedelbauer (former LaborBerlin member) and Kris Wood (co-programmer at Wolf Kino) 

Where is Greenpoint? Deborah S. Phillips, 2017 16 mm, color, silent/ live, 3:00 min
Sometimes, plans change & we artists have to improvise…
Immer wieder läuſt nicht nach Plan & wir Künstler müssen improvisieren… 

Trailer #378, Tomasz Konart, 2017
16 mm, black-and-white, silent, 3:00 min
There are several reasons for pulling strips of film from a storage box. An important one is to attempt to bring back the sounds produced while the images were taken. Technically the movie is silent, but that is not the whole truth. 

Looking out in, Alix Blevins, 2018, super 8 mm, black-and-white, silent, 3:00 min
WORLD PREMIERE
searching through fragments of darkness & light, siſting through discontinuous moments in a contained space. shot and edited on hand processed super8. 

Gedenken/ In memory, Melina Pafundi and Katrin Eissing, 2018, 16 mm, color with hand-paintings, 3:00 min
Based on Material by Nikolaus Tscheschner ́s film: KALMENHOFKINDER-MURDERED AND FORGOTTEN that we discovered in laborBerlin. During our work on these remaining pieces, we felt the needs to commemorate the children in the children’s specialist departments Nazi Germany once again. This work is an attempt.
basierend auf Material von Nikolaus Tscheschners Film: KALMENHOFKINDER-ERMORDET UND VERGESSEN die wir im Labor Berlin entdeckten. Während unserer Arbeit an diesen Reststücken entwickelte sich das Bedürfnis der Kinder in den Kinderfachabteilungen Nazideutschlands noch einmal zu gedenken. Diese Arbeit ist ein Versuch. 

Sans lune, Sophie Watzlawick, 2017
16 mm, black-and-white, mono 16mm sound, 8:00 min
Der Sturm erhebt sich. Auf einem Boot mit gehissten Segeln, weit draussen, vermischen sich die Litaneien der Passagiere mit den Flüchen der Matrosen. Das Meer erbricht sich über sie, und sie erbrechen sich über das Meer.
Ode an die Prekarität in einer barbarischen Welt, Sans Lune (Ohne Mond) ist auch eine Metapher für das Menschsein in seinem Kampf ums Überleben. 

Exu e Ogum, Distruktur, 2018, 16 mm, color, silent, 1:50 min
WORLD PREMIERE
Exu and Ogum stand for the principle of movement and the symbolism of the path: they allow a movement to begin, they clear the path and break obstacles.
Exu und Ogum stehen für das Prinzip der Bewegung und den Symbolismus des Weges: sie erlauben es einer Bewegung, zu beginnen, sie machen den Weg frei und durchbrechen Hindernisse. 

Discharge Working II, Johnny Welch, 2018,  16 mm, color, digital sound, 4:00 min
WORLD PREMIERE

I. Darkness: Flesh hate breeding half slaves. Division. Hell adores infinite fools.
A. Blood: Dissolve fear beyond Eyes. Harmony. New Priest kills the Old. O. Sun: Drinking Fire of Fire. Undulations. Burning in Splendrous Desire. 

Portrait of a lady, Julie Orlick, 2016
16mm, color, digital sound, 3:00min
filmed over the course of two years. memories of pancake love and hot summer days, a lady encapsulates floral lush. 

Whose hand was it? Sara Lehn, Minze Tummescheit, Arne Hector, 2017
16 mm, black-and-white, digital sound, 3:00 min
A detached human hand found aſter a bomb attack takes us into the abyss of the German intelligence apparatus.
Nach einem Bombenattentat führt eine herrenlose Hand in die Abgründe von Politik und Verfassungsschutz. 

Nach Osten Schauen, Deborah S. Phillips, 2017 16 mm, color, silent, 3:00 min
Reflections on the joy of being able to use a large studio to paint & to be able to film as well for a short time. Filmed in Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Der Film ist enstanden im Kunstquartiert Bethanien während, mit grosse freude, ein grosse Atelier zum malen benutzen konnte. 

Untitled, Igor and Ivan Buharov, 2017
digital projection of super 8 mm, black-and-white, digital sound, 5:00 min
This sci-fi unmasks nobody, it doesn’t make history, stimulate consumption or serve anybody’s interests. 

47 (AT) Jan Rehwinkel, 2018
16 mm, black-and-white/color, digital sound, 2:00 min
A hand-painted film

Eiersalat, Dr. Globus & Bruchstücke, 2018, digital projection of 8 mm, black-and-white, digital sound, 2:30 min
WORLD PREMIERE
An audio-visual discussion about the vomiters culture in the reflextion of today ́s Germany.
Eine audiovisuelle Auseinandersetzung mit der Erbrecher-Kultur im Spiegel des heutigen Deutschlands. 

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PERFORMANCES

the river in the trees thunderous noise, performance by Clara Bausch (super 8 and 16 mm, black-and-white/ color), Amélie Legrand (cello), Adam Goodwin (double bass), 2018, 25 min
“the river in the trees thunderous noise” (2018) will take place around the stage of the “curved screen”. A rhythm of focus, light, shadow, noise and music brings the projected scenes into the space of CRLCR. Observations of everyday life create the imagined fictional space – the associative in the consideration. CB examines, documents, stages the unusual perspectives of these private moments in a multiple projection of two S8 and three 16mm projectors. Under the guise of a naturalistic simplicity AD and AL develop a complex landscape using cello, double bass, voice and electronics, using the poem “Commencement et fin” from Jean Tardieu. Paying special attention to the environmental soundscape as well as the sound of their own instruments, they impose an intimate presence, playing in between expression and imperceptible sounds, asking about presence and absence, giving time for the film to express itself. They search without finding, trying and failing. During the performance with Clara they combine words and poetry with string sound experiments to produce an emotional disorder. The performance captures a vacuum of the unforeseen, to arise in the context of the improvised life montage. A dialogue between image and music in a search for new ways of seeing. A time travel to make visible what is invisible. Amélie Legrand is a French cellist and composer currently based in Berlin, Germany. She is active within many different musical scenes, including noise rock, Arabic music, free improvisation and film score composition. She is dedicated to exploring the cello to its fullest potential and collaborating with various performers and artists. Adam Goodwin is a Texan double bassist, composer, and visual artist. Having completed music degrees in both classical and contemporary double bass performance, Goodwin moved to Berlin, Germany to delve fully into the world of experimental and improvised music. He is also active within the Turkish and Arabic music scene in Berlin. Goodwin’s musical approach places a heavy emphasis on physical gesture and spontaneity, along with a conscious consideration of the particular space and context in which the music is taking place. Clara Bausch is an artist and filmmaker. She graduated at the University of Fine Arts, Berlin and is a co-founder of LaborBerlin. A detailed observation and intimacy of a private space is the starting point in her films, photographs and drawings. The focus of her work is on processes that are in transition.They are signs of everyday acts that she documents and places as possible linking points for dialogues.

Curved screen, 
three-dimensional object as a reference to the transition to a digital era of cinema aluminum, shirting, 5×2,5m, Clara Bausch, 2017 Bilderbuch, Luisa Greenfield, 2017
16 mm, color, live lecture performance, 3:00 min
On the value of scraps – A live lecture performance on Walter Benjamin’s children’s chronicle in three minutes. Tree again, Björn Speidel, 2018
super 8 and 16 mm, black-and-white with color filters, stereo optical sound, 15 min
Over-projections of two trees which flicker in a way that it looks somehow spacial. Colours change and mix. Timewise white words ore grafiks appear. The sound squeaks and howls. LOST #01, Kornel Szilágyi, Michel Balagué, Lazarus Dance, Amélie Legrand, Adam Goodwin, Tiebault Imm, Giorgos Stavridis
Normal 8, 16mm and video projected on three screens, live music, 25min
Lost #01 is a multidisciplinary performance with analogue film projections, analogue music, video manipulation and electronics.
It is performed by Michel Balagué (video manipulation and live video projection), Kornél Szilágyi (Normal8 and 16mm live projection), Lazarus Dance (Normal8 and 16mm live projection), Guillaume Cailleau (video programing), Amélie Legrand (cello and voice), Adam Goodwin (double bass), Thiebault Imm (electric guitar and electronics) and Giorgos Stavridis (Drums) 

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INSTALLATIONS

Influx (Laurence Favre, 2016)
16 mm, color, loop
Heated by the sun, a frozen stream slowly wakes up and air bubbles start moving under a thin ice coat. Film gives, this in reality ephemeral moment, a never ending repetition at the rhythm of a heart-beat.
Erwärmt von der Sonne, eine eingefrorene Strömung erwacht langsam. Luſtbläschen bilden sich und bewegen sich unter einer dünnen Eisschicht. Film versetzt, dieser Realität einen vergänglichen Moment, eine endlose Wiederholung gibt den Rhythmus des Herzschlags. The Six Worlds ( Kornél Szilágyi , 2010)
Super 8 mm – six channels, color, silent , loop
Chögyam Trungpa – “The Experience of the Six Bardos”.
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