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She Tales

Date: Friday, June 30 2017
Doors open 8 pm
Films start 9 pm
Location: Ausland – Lychener Str. 60, 10437 Berlin

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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.

Program:

Wald
Clara Bausch

Blurred II
Sari Maarit Cedergren

Oração ao Tempo
Melissa Dullius

Leaving-Verlassen
Katrin Eissing

Work in progress
Laurence Favre

Bilderbuch
Luisa Greenfield

Self portrait as self care as war fare
Imogen Heath

Personal Space
Margie Medlin

A dream of becoming 24 eyes, 4 paralell brains & 360 vision
Doirean O’Malley

Purim
Deborah S. Phillips

Sea of Vapors
Sylvia Schedelbauer

Beyrouth, Automne 2005
Leïla Saadna

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Sophie Watzlawick

RE MI website launch

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The website for RE MI, a collaborative project between Mire (France), Worm.Filmwerkplaats (Netherlands) and LaborBerlin is now live. RE MI is a two-year project focused on the present and future of motion picture film. Along with the next International Film Labs Meeting, we will be organizing events, workshops, talks and much more. Please check the website regularly for updates.

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LaborBerlin sucht wegen Kündigung ab sofort neue Räume! / Due to eviction LaborBerlin is looking for a new space!

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LaborBerlin sucht wegen Kündigung ab sofort neue Räume!

Wir suchen:
Neue Räume (auf Dauer): ab 100 qm, Wasser- und Starkstromanschluss, Erdgeschoss oder Lastenaufzug, Böden maschinentauglich, trockener Keller auch möglich

Lager (kurzfristig): ca. 60 qm, in Berlin oder Umgebung, große Türen, trocken, Erdgeschoss oder wenn möglich Lastenaufzug, so billig wie möglich

Hintergrund:
Das Stattbad Wedding, in dem LaborBerlin seit 2010 seine Arbeitsräume hat, ist von der Bauaufsicht wegen Brandschutzmängeln geschlossen worden. Zum 29.5. wurden die Mietverträge aller Nutzer_innen fristlos gekündigt. Bis Ende Juni haben wir nun Zeit, unsere schweren Maschinen und Geräte auseinanderzubauen und entweder in ein Lager oder in neue Räume umzuziehen.

Zu LaborBerlin:
LaborBerlin e.V. ist ein unkommerzielles, eigenständiges Filmkollektiv, das für alle offen ist, die an selbstorganisierten Initiativen und speziell an analoger Filmpraxis mit einem experimentellen Ansatz und Do It Yourself-Charakter interessiert sind. LaborBerlin ist ein gemeinnütziger Verein, dessen internationale Mitglieder sich aus Autodidakten, Künstlerinnen und Filmemacherinnen zusammensetzen. Während die Digitalisierung des kommerziellen Films immer weiter voranschreitet, erlebt der analoge Film im Feld zwischen Avantgarde-Film, bildender Kunst und Performance- Art in den letzten Jahren ein Comeback. LaborBerlin e.V. fördert den handgemachten Film und trägt damit aktiv zum Erhalt analoger Filmpraxis und -kultur bei. Das Labor ist in
Berlin der einzige Ort, an dem von der Aufnahme über die Entwicklung bis zur Postproduktion mit analogem Film gearbeitet werden kann. Unser Verein organisiert regelmäßig Vorführungen, Ausstellungen und Workshops und macht so die Arbeiten seiner Mitglieder und deren technische Erfahrungen einer breiten Öffentlichkeit zugänglich.

Aus unserer Perspektive wäre es in jedem Fall wünschenswert, das Stattbad als Ort für Arbeitsräume und Ateliers zu erhalten, aber die Chancen stehen schlecht. Um die Arbeit fortzuführen und die Zukunft von LaborBerlin langfristig zu sichern, brauchen wir dringend neue Räume!

Kontakt: labor.organisation@gmail.com
Telefon: 01575 – 9509449

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Due to eviction LaborBerlin is looking for a new space!

We’re looking for:
New long-term working space: starting at 100 sq m, with running water and mains power connection. Ground floor or freight elevator available, heavyweight resistant floors, or dry cellar.

Also possible, (short term) storage room: ca. 60 sq m in Berlin or surroundings with large doors, dry cellar, ground floor or freight elevator. As affordable as possible.

Background:
Stattbad Wedding, where LaborBerlin has had its working space since 2010, is being shut down by the city due to the building’s lack of compliance with fire safety regulations. On May 29 all renters’ contracts in the building were cancelled without notice. We have until the end of June to dismantle and move all our heavy machinery and equipment to a new space or into storage.

About LaborBerlin:
LaborBerlin e.V. is a nonprofit, independent film collective, open to every individual interested in artist-run initiatives and analogue film practices. It embraces an experimental and D.I.Y. craft approach to film production with a mission to support the use of film outside of the commercial film industry. With this purpose it has set up a lab where, under a non-hierarchical structure, anybody can become a member, use the space to process his or her own film material and participate in the variety of events, workshops and activities that take place year round. LaborBerlin is a membership-based organization composed of filmmakers, artists and self-taught enthusiasts. While the commercial film industry’s reliance on the digital continues to expand, in recent years, analog film has experienced newfound interest and growing support in the fields of visuals arts, performance and avant-garde film. Through its active support of handmade filmmaking, LaborBerlin contributes to the preservation and growth of analog film practice and culture. The lab is the only space in Berlin that allows filmmakers the possibility of controlling the entire analog filmmaking process from shooting and processing to post-production. Our collective also organizes regular screenings, exhibitions, and workshops, with the goal of sharing our members’ works and technical knowledge with the wider public and the diverse local arts communities.

In our view, it would be desirable for Stattbad to remain as a space for artist-run studios but we see that the chances are slim. To continue our work and to secure the long-term future of LaborBerlin we urgently need a new space!

Please contact us with any ideas, suggestions or proposals.
Contact: labor.organisation@gmail.com
Tel: 01575 – 9509449

TIE – Alternative Measures

From November 20th to 24th LaborBerlin participated in the Alternative Measures Festival in Colorado Springs (US). The festival focused on the work made in independent labs and film collectives around the world. Besides screenings, installations, panels and workshops, participants took time to talk about the future of analog film and how to strengthen the network of independent film labs and collectives.
Iana Stefanova, Oscar de Gispert, Meg Rorison, Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy presented two programs of films, multiple projections and performances by our members in Super8 and 16mm. They also taught a workshop on how to start a D.I.Y. film lab with an introduction to shooting and hand developing 16mm film.
Special thanks to the Goethe Institut in New York and German Films for their travel support.
Here is an article written about the event.
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filmLab EU symposium – Filmfestival Münster

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LaborBerlin will participate in the FilmLab EU symposium organized as part of the Münster Film Festival.
FilmLab EU is a gathering of film/media-organizations and labs all over the European Union working in the field of alternative film making, production, distribution and/or independent film education. The aim of this get-together is to present suggestions for working structures and recommendations for a viable European network of independent filmmakers/ collectives.
Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy will represent the lab and present a program of films, which will also include works by Christopher Becks and Peter Miller, Guillaume Cailleau and Ben Russell, Björn Speidel, Phillip Widmann, and Gustavo Jahn and Melissa Dullius.

Leerstand 2012 Oberhausen

robin-preston-03As part of “Leerstand 2012″, Kit-e.V., invited LaborBerlin e.V. to present films and film-related performances. The works are very diverse, both thematically and technically, offering a wide range of cinematographic experiences.

Some of the artists will be present during the event: Clara Bausch, Anja Dornieden, Melissa Dullius, Imogen Heath, Gustavo Jahn, Doireann O’Malley, Juan David Gonzalez Monroy, Iana Stefanova, Nicolaus Tscheschner, Nadja Tobias.

Those of you who happen to be in the Ruhr area on Dec 21st and 22nd, please feel kindly invited to join us!

For more infos on the event and the venue: http://kitev.de

LaborBerlin at Theaterkapelle Friedrichshain

On Tuesday, Nov 27th, LaborBerlin presents films and projections by members and friends. The works cover a wide thematic and technical range, from in-camera improvisation through collage, linolfilm to found footage, all hand made, all analogue, all on film in super-8, 16mm and 35mm. Celebrate the beauty of do-it-yourself film with us! The event is presented by Nomaden Kino. Doors open at 7:30 pm

Featured artists: Clara Bausch, Christopher Becks, Oscar de Gispert, Anja Dornieden & Juan David Gonzalez Monroy, Imogen Heath, Jakob Kirchheim, Linn Löffler, Bernd Lützeler, Doireann O’Malley, Deborah S. Phillips, Niko Tscheschner, Nadja Tobias, Sophie Watzlawick

Join us for the after party in the Gewölbekeller of Theaterkapelle!
Visuals by Nomaden Kino, Music by DJ St. Bisoux

LaborBerlin Films & Projections
November 27th 2012
7:30 pm
Theaterkapelle
Boxhagener Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Admission: 4 – 6 Euro

Weblinks:
Nomaden Kino
DJ St. Bisoux

Downloads:
Press Release
German Flyer
English Flyer

LaborBerlin at the Wiener Festwochen

LaborBerlin members Arne Hector, Minze Tummescheit, Linn Löffler, Leila Saadna, Sophie Watzlawick, Iana Stefanova, Anja Dornieden, Juan David Gonzalez Monroy, Clara Bausch and Michel Balagué are in Vienna, Austria to take part in the Wiener Festwochen. As part of the “Into the City” program, they have set up a bus as a mobile film lab and cinema. The bus will be the base camp for a series of citywide interventions that will take place from May 27th until June 3rd. On June 5th there will be a closing presentation with live film performances in front of the Wien Museum.

At the same time, LaborBerlin members are taking part in “Gran Lux” a weeklong film program on DIY and experimental film from Europe. The screenings are taking place every evening from May 29th until June 4th. Screenings start at 8pm every night at Tonkino Saalbau.

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DIFFRAKTION 2012


February 16th ‒ 18th 2012

Exhibition / Film Screening / Film Performances

LaborBerlin celebrates the analogue hand-processed film in a three-day event that includes an exhibition, a film program, and live film performances.

DIFFRAKTION is LaborBerlin’s very own annual event that showcases new works by its members and friends. After two successful editions in 2010 and 2011, LaborBerlin will once again take over Stattbad Wedding’s exhibition spaces and swimming pool hall. DIFFRAKTION will present a three-day exhibition, a film screening, and a performance night.

DIFFRAKTION kicks off with the opening of the exhibition on Thursday, February 16th at 6pm, and culminates on Saturday, February 18th with a film screening and special live acts. The closing party will take place in the swimming pool hall. LaborBerlin is proud to present Étienne Caire as a special guest. On Saturday evening Étienne Caire and Xavier Quérel will present their live cinema performance Chéri-Chéri-16mm projector, 33cl rock´n´roll.

Exhibition
February 17th ‒ 18th 2012
Fr ‒ Sa | 15h ‒ 20h
Opening | Thursday, 16th February 2012 | 6 pm
Free admission

With installations by Andreas Kebschull and Andreas Zech, Doireann O’Malley, Melissa Dullius & Gustavo Jahn, Juan David Gonzales Monroy.

Film Screening / Performance / Party
February 18th 2012 | 8 pm
Admission 5 Euro

Film Screening
Super 8, 16mm and digital projections. Works by Gustavo Jahn & Melissa Dullius; Arnaud Gerber; Jakob Kirchheim; Juan David Gonzales Monroy and Anja Dornieden; Nadja Tobias and Joen Szmidt; Blank Blank; Deborah Phillips; Guillaume Cailleau; Clara Bausch; Christopher Becks; Michel Balagué.

Film-Perfomances
Juan David Gonzales Monroy, Anja Dornieden, Lewis Watkins and Tobias Duvefjord, Chéri-Chéri

Party
Traditionally with the charming Rebeka Bar (Super8 and Vodka on wheels)
DJs: Edo Nisme; General Zaza; DJ Télépathe; Bill Robin
Visuals: Paul Prendergast; Nadja Tobias; Beatpix

DIFFRAKTION takes place with the friendly support Stattbad Wedding, screenshot und Filmkunsttechnik Olaf Saeger.

LaborBerlin e.V.
STATTBAD Wedding
Gerichtstraße 65, 13347 Berlin
S+U Wedding , S Humboldthain

Press contact: Melissa Dullius, labor.organisation@gmail.com

Click here to download the English press release
Click here to download the German press release

Chéri-Chéri -16mm projector, 33cl rock´n´roll

Anja Dornieden & Juan Gonzalez - Oro Parece

Jakob Kirchheim - Linölbüro

Deborah S. Phillips ‒ iiii

Nadja Tobias & Joen Szmidt - Flugplatzkatzen

Michel Balagué - At the end of the night