LaborBerlin is proud to announce a new, comprehensive film workshop in collaboration with Arsenal – Institute für Film und Videokunst.
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 we are offering a six-day analog workshop for the first time. 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. Starting in 2019 the Arsenal will be offering extended workshops in the specific areas.
The participation fee is 350 Euro, reduced 300 Euro. This includes one role of 16mm material to create a film, and cameras will be available for use. No previous knowledge necessary. Anyone interested can register at firstname.lastname@example.org. The number of participants is limited.
Date: Friday, June 30 2017
Doors open 8 pm
Films start 9 pm
Location: Ausland – Lychener Str. 60, 10437 Berlin
She Tales is a collective screening from both past and present female members of LaborBerlin. The wide spectrum of analogue methodologies in this non-thematic screening reflects the diverse constellations of conceptual and aesthetic pursuits of filmmakerin working at LaborBerlin.
Sari Maarit Cedergren
Oração ao Tempo
Work in progress
Self portrait as self care as war fare
A dream of becoming 24 eyes, 4 paralell brains & 360 vision
Artists working with celluloid are migrating beyond the cinema, into galleries and in public spaces. The architecture of projection and the apparatuses of presentation are recontextualized, often incorporating sculptural works that dynamically augment the content of the film material.
This workshop explores intersections of architecture, installation art and celluloid cinema. Participants will create sculptural film works on high-contrast 16mm film, which will be processed using Morse tanks. Participants will exhibit their work in public space, and are encouraged to work collaboratively to explore spatial perspective, as well as intersections between projection and form.
Date: July 23rd – 29th 2017 Location: LaborBerlin e.V., 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 email@example.comWorkshop fee for non-members: 50 €
Number of participants: around 12
Material: 16mm Film material (Kodak 3374) and developing chemistry are provided
Cameras: if possible, participants should bring their 16mm cameras. Since shooting can be done in groups, it’s okay if not everyone has their own camera.
Location: The first two days of the workshop will take place at LaborBerlin and Theatre Space at Prinzenallee 58.
Sunday July 23rd (all day) – at theatre-room and lab at Prinzenallee 58
Introductions of key concepts and review of readings handed out prior to the workshop. Viewing and discussion of sculptural cinema works. Bolex review, test shoot in groups.
Monday July 24th (all day) - at theatre-room and lab
Morse Tank workshop and processing of test footage. Creation of collaborative teams, design and sculpture intensive with Interdisciplinary artist Angela Henderson.
July 25th to July 28th
Independent Work Week. Participants will have full access to the lab to work independently on their projects. A review and crit of works in progress will be conducted in the evening of Wednesday, July 26th.
July 29th (evening)
Exhibition of Collaborative works . Artists will select a location (preferably within close vicinity of one another) to exhibit their work. All technical specifications (including projection and sculptural material) must be prepared and ready to show well in advance to the exhibition.
Solomon Nagler’s films have been featured in Retrospectives at the Winnipeg Cinematheque, Excentris Cinema in Montreal, the Festival de le Cinéma Different in Paris, The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, The Canadian Film Institute in Ottawa, Robert Heald Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand, The Artist Film Workshop in Melbourne, Australia and the Cinematheque Quebecoise. His work also includes 16mm celluloid installations that engage with experimental architecture in galleries and public space. These works have been exhibited at the Toronto International Film Festival, 8-11 Gallery (Toronto), Artspace Gallery (Sydney, Australia), Send and Receive Festival of Sound (Winnipeg) and The Halifax Independent Filmmakers’ Festival. Originally from Winnipeg, Solomon Nagler is co-founder of WNDX: Festival of the Moving Image in Winnipeg and currently lives in Halifax where he is a professor of film production at NSCAD University.
For more information, please visit the artist’s website.
Date: Friday, June 9 2017
Screening: 8:30 pm
Location: LaborBerlin, Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin
LaborBerlin is proud to host Steve Polta, who will join us in person to present a screening of his films on Super 8 and 16mm.
“Bay area artist Steve Polta, who has been producing a body of films, mostly on Super 8, over the past two decades that are as exquisitely nuanced as they are rarely seen. Each film presents a narrow window onto the ordinary world, prodded by subtle observation until it yields images of ethereal beauty.” (Rick Bahto: Echo Park Film Center)
Program: Red Sketch (1997); Super 8, color, sound, 6 min Interval Oakland 99 (2000); Super 8, color, silent, 3 min Departure(1997); Super 8, color, sound, 7 min Picture Window(1996); Super 8, color, sound, 10 min Minnesota Landscape (1997); 16mm; color, silent, 10 min Estuary #1 (1998); Super 8, color, sound, 10 min The Berries (2000); Super 8, color, silent, 3 min Summer Rain for LMC, side A (2007/2011); Super 8, color, silent, 3 min Summer Rain for LMC, side B(2007/2011); Super 8, color, silent, 3 min A House Full of Dust (2007); Super 8, color, silent, 10 min
Steve Polta —sometimes filmmaker, former San Francisco taxi driver— is the Artistic Director of San Francisco Cinematheque. He holds a BA in Film Studies from UC Berkeley, an MFA in Filmmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University. His writings on film have been published in INCITE! A Journal of Media and Radical Aesthetics; Radical Light: Alternative Film & Video in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945–2000; and UnDependently Yours: Imagining a World Beyond the Red Carpet. His own films have screened in film festivals and alternative film venues all over the place, including Anthology Film Archives, Black Hole Cinematheque, the Echo Park Film Center, Chicago Filmmakers, the Images Festival, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the New York Film Festival’s Views from the Avant-Garde, SFMOMA, Pacific Film Archive, the Pusan Film Festival the Robert Beck Memorial Cinema and the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 2014 he was awarded a fellowship by the Andy Warhol Foundation in support of research on contemporary and historic performance cinema; a yearlong series based on this research was presented by Cinematheque in 2016.
Date: Saturday, May 6 2017, from 4pm on
Location: LaborBerlin e.V., Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin
Friends, friends of friends, sons and daughters of friends, supporters and prospective members!
Please join us for the grand re-opening of LaborBerlin! After the success of our crowdfunding campaign FILM AIN’T DEAD we want to share with you the fruit of our collective efforts. We will also introduce our collaborative project REMI with films by our partner labs Filmwerkplaats (NL) and Mire (FR). Have some food and drinks, take a tour, have a look at our wonderful new facilities, watch films or just hang out with us and have a good time!
REMI Program (8pm): TEST LOOP – FACES – Antoine Ledroit + Pierre Pierre Pierre (35mm I approx 5’) UNTITLED (MOROCCO) – Laure Peigné (Super 8 | 3’22″)
S.N.O.W. - Judith van der Made (16mm | 2’37″) EVERY PRIMITIVE SPACE COMMUNE - Marcy Saude (16mm | 2’50″) COLLÉ-SERRÉ – Carole Thibaud (16mm I 3’30″) L|R-INTRODUCTION - Will Rifer (16mm I 2’10″) UNTITLED – Stéphane Racine (Super8 I 5′) CORTOPUNK – Carole Thibaud (Super8 transferred to digital I 3’18″) UNTITLED (24XH2O) REDUX (PRODUCER’S CUT ) – Thomas Chatard + Antoine Ledroit (35mm I 5’) THE CAPTURED LIGHT OF AN INSTANT - Lichun Tseng (35mm | 20′) SILLAGES#2 – Antoine Ledroit & Aurélie Percevault (16mm I 5’20″) THEN LET’S KEEP DANCING – Aurélie Percevault (16mm I 2’) DELETION - Esther Urlus (35mm | 12′)
And on Sunday (May 7), to cap off our celebration, LaborBerlin members, Philip Widmann, Bernd Lützeler, Anja Dornieden and Juan David Gonzalez Monroy will be presenting their latest films in a special screening at Arsenal at 4:30pm.
Arsenal Program: DAS GESTELL – Philip Widmann (Super8 transferred to digital I 30′) HELIOPOLIS HELIOPOLIS – Anja Dornieden and Juan David Gonzalez Monroy (16mm I 25′) CAMERA THREAT – Bernd Lützeler (35mm & DCP I 29′)
Date: Monday, March 13 2017
Workshop: 10:00 – 17:00
Location: LaborBerlin e.V., Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin
This workshop is open to non-LaborBerlin members.
During this workshop, you will learn a process improved and designed to try and emulate Kodak Ektachrome film. This film offered beautifully saturated and rich colors. Since Ektachrome has been discontinued there is no longer color reversal motion picture film. Through a few years of testing, Z. Hart was able to achieve what he believes are beautiful and close to accurate colors. This is possible through cross processing negative emulsions in E-6 chemistry. He uses the Tetenal 3 bath E-6 developing kit and has increased the time and temperatures to very specific spots. With a good exposure in the camera and careful processing of the film, you’ll get great results.
Zach Hart is a filmmaker and teacher for Mono No Aware in New York, USA. He has also taught and screened at Hampshire College, Bard College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Echo Park Film Center to name a few.
Participation is limited and pre-registration is required. To register for the workshop please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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 – Work in progress 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
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.