Date: October 15 – 18, 2015
Location: Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin


We’re happy to announce that LaborBerlin members Anja Dornieden and Minze Tummescheit are showing recent work as part of the Künstlerinnenprogramm screening series at the Arsenal. Anja and co-director Juan David González will present their film The Masked Monkeys on Friday, October 16 and Minze and co-director Arne Hector will present their film Fictions & Futures #1 on Saturday, October 17. Their will be a discussion with the filmmakers after the screening.

Projektionen – t27

Date: Thursday, October 15 2015
Screening: 19:30
Location: kunstraum t27, Thomasstr. 27, 12053 Berlin


Projektionen in kunstraum t27 returns one last time to say goodbye. On Thursday, October 15, the final installment of the series will take place. To accompany the exhibition Genus Loci – Rekonstruktion eines Raums, Anja Dornieden, Juan David González Monroy and Deborah Phillips have put together an evening of films and film fragments in super 8 and 16mm film.

The organizers would like to thank everyone that joined them over the years in celebrating the ritual of shimmering light. Goodbye, goodbye, Farewell!

With works by Karin Albers, Rosi S.M., Ben Balcom, Joyce Wieland, Distruktur and Patrice Kirchhofer.


Date: Thursday, March 12 2015
Screening: 7:30pm
Location: kunstraum t27, Thomasstr. 27, 12053 Berlin


Visiting filmmakers and co-programmers of the Balagan Film Series Stefan Grabowski and Mariya Nikiforova will be presenting a program of recent films by Boston-based filmmakers.

As onerous amounts of snow continue to bury the city of Boston and it’s surrounding areas, a nascent film collective is incubating beneath the frozen mantle. The goal, outlined in a meeting this past January, is to facilitate the continued practice of 16mm and Super-8 filmmaking by uniting the community and creating a shared workspace with access to resources that may be otherwise unobtainable.

Thanks in part to the numerous educational institutions which regularly draw in fresh students and established artists alike, Boston has long been a hub for experimental and avant-garde film; Yet these same institutions often leave the community feeling fragmented and precarious, as people leave when they are finished with the schools or when the schools finish with them. Still, as anyone working in the physical medium of film today can attest, there is a certain level of uncertainty that is intrinsically bound to the craft, and one must be tenacious to continue working in a medium constantly threatened with extinction.

The eight films in this program represent a small sampling of recent works by members of Boston’s local community. While each is quite different in approach – whether utilizing a homemade optical printer, direct-animation and photogram techniques, chemical manipulation of the emulsion, or in-camera editing – together they exemplify the enthusiastic resilience and high-degree of talent visible in Boston today.

With films by Kim Arnias, Brittany Gravely, Saul Levine, Xander Marro, Matt McWilliams, Robert Todd and Doug Urbank.

Projektionen – t27

Date: Thursday, December 4 2014
Screening: 19:30
Location: kunstraum t27, Thomasstr. 27, 12053 Berlin


The last Projektionen of the year takes place this Thursday, December 4. To accompany the exhibition Stückwerk at kunstraum t27, Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy will once again be presenting an evening of films and performance on 16mm film.

With films by Emmanuel Lefrant, Sharon Sandusky, Scott Stark, Esther Urlus and a performance by Distruktur.

Projektionen – Kunstraum t27

Date: Thursday, 25. September 2014
Screening: 19:30 – 21:00
Location: kunstraum t27, Thomasstr. 27, 12053 Berlin


Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy will be presenting an evening of films and performance at kunstraum t27 to accompany the exhibition Obscura Patina. The program includes films by Kolja Kunt & Bernd Lützeler, Andrew Kim, Mark Toscano, Clara Bausch, a double projector performance by Miguel Mariño, and a rare 16mm screening of Ray L. Bridwhistell’s Microcultural Incidents in Ten Zoos.

Projektionen – Kunstraum t27


Projektionen in Kunstraum t27 returns Thursday, July 31st, with a wonderful program curated by Sylvia Schedelbauer. Under the name “Drinnen Zuhause” it includes 16mm films by Robert Beavers, Takashi Ito and Matthias Müller, as well as two live performances by LaborBerlin members Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy and Doireann O’Malley. Screening starts at 19:30.

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Double Première: DISTRUKTUR im AUSLAND

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LaborBerlin members Gustavo Jahn and Melissa Dullius, also known as Distruktur, will be showing two films for the first time in Berlin. The double premiere will happen in Ausland on January 26th at 8 pm .

I. In the traveler´s heart

Lithuania/Germany/Brazil – 2013, 16mm, colour, sound, 20min
Directed by Melissa Dullius & Gustavo Jahn

“The winter reigns as the Traveler crosses by feet an ancient landscape. In this place there’s also another presence, someone who’s very similar to the Traveler. Does the Traveler realise this figure that cohabits the same space as him? Is the other a guardian angel or a devil?”

In the traveler´s heart, was shot last winter in Lithuania, during an artist residency at the Nida Art Colony. The film was commissioned by the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius with support of Goethe Institut Vilnius and took part at the group exhibition Ritual Room in April 2013.
In the traveler´s heart received recently an Honourable Mention of the Jury at Festival de Cinema de Santa Maria da Feira in Portugal and was screened at the Onde section of the Torino Film Festival in Italy.

II. Filme de Pedra
Germany/Brazil – 2014, 16mm, B&W, live sounds, 20min
Directed by Gustavo Jahn & Melissa Dullius

“Who has ears to listen to the voice of stones?”

The second half of the program is the presentation of the mineral odissey Filme de Pedra. The film was shot in and around Berlin and in Florianópolis – Brazil, featuring stones from all over the world. Although some excerpts of Filme de Pedra have been exhibited in Berlin and São Paulo, what expects you on sunday is beyond preview and synopsis.
Filme de Pedra was entirely processed and copied by hand in LaborBerlin e.V.
During the projection of  Filme de Pedra sounds and music will be performed live.



 Jan 26th 2014 – Sunday – 8 pm

 Admission 7€ / 5€


Territory for experimental music, performance and art

Lychener Str. 60 10437 Berlin




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Projektionen – Kunstraum t27


LaborBerlin members Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy are teaming up once again with Deborah S. Phillips to present an evening of films and performances on Super 8 and 16mm at Kunstraum t27. The screening will accompany the exhibition “Melos – Zwischen Räumen” which includes works by LaborBerlin friends Deborah S. Philips and Inger Lise Hansen.

With performances by Andreas Gogol, Klaus Eisenlohr and Yptu Enth and films by Tomonari Nishikawa, Rose Lowder, Emmanuel Lefrant, Jodie Mack and special guests from Film-Koop Vienna, Daniela Zahlner and Magdalena Pfeifer.

kunstraum t27 | Thomasstr. 27 | Berlin

Film and Performance by Stefano Canapa

A film by Catherine Libert et Stefano Canapa
Documentary, FRA/ITA ,72 min., 2010, with English subtitles

Apart from the usual grand narrative history of the Italian cinema and the announcements of its demise, there is another history, that of an invisible, oppositional cinema, that no storm can destroy because it will always return, spontaneous and free, like the couch grass along the side roads. Les Champs brûlants is the fourth episode of Chemins de traverse, a road movie that crosses Italy, from north to south, in search of independent cinema, believed to be dead but alive and well. From the ruins of the Circo Massimo in Rome, via its forgotten suburbs, to the rubble of Pozzuoli, the film seeks out a form of ”survival cinema”, that of Beppe Gaudino and Isabella Sandri.

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Like a visual musical piece, Petrolio is a complex composition built up out of simple, clear sequences. This particular film sequence – two teenagers on a pier – is the subject and the starting point of a trajectory that passes through minimal changes and progressive superimpositions to the heart of the film material. The depth to which the film material is explored is the result of combining various laboratory techniques (chemical/photographic) ahead of time with an array of projector manipulations (optical/mechanical) while the work is performed live onto a screen. The performance is a live audiovisual 16mm duet.

Thursday, 17.01.2013 at 8:00 PM
Panke e.V. Gerichtstr. 23, Hof V. 13347, Wedding, Berlin

Expanded Cinema / Live Soundtrack

nk-expcinemaThe New Year kicks off with an exciting evening of expanded cinema and live soundtracks, co-hosted by Salon Bruit and LaborBerlin at NK Projekt, Elsenstr. 52, 12059 Berlin. The program features a spectrum of different styles and formats, with musicians improvising to films, films driven by sound, and sound transforming images.

Expanded Cinema:
Chloe Griffin, Michael Busch
Guillaume Cailleau + Jan Slak

Live Soundtracks:
Christopher Becks + Axel Dörner
Doireann O’Malley + Okkyung Lee
Sylvia Schedelbauer + Jeff Surak
Paul Clipson + Aidan Baker

Friday, January 4th
Doors 22:00 Performances 22:30
NK Projekt
Elsenstr. 52, 12059 Berlin

Christopher Becks makes films that circumvent intentionality to reflect (on) the act of seeing. Select screenings include the Centre Pompidou, Austrian Film Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and Toronto International Film Festival.

Aidan Baker is a Canadian musician & writer alternately based in Toronto & Berlin. A classically trained multi-instrumentalist, his primary instrument is the electric guitar with which he creates music ranging from experimental/drone to ambient post-rock to contemporary classical. In addition to his solo work, Baker also plays with the group projects Nadja, Caudal, and B/B/S/. Baker has released numerous albums on such labels as Important Records, Alien8 Recordings, and Beta-lactam Ring Records.

A former member of the experimental multi-media theater group LUXUS BERLIN, Michael Busch is a filmmaker and composer who creates music for both cinema and theater. His most recent film-performance DAS ELEKTRISCHE PARADIES premiered at the Berlinale in 2010, selected presentations include the Sao Paulo Biennale, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museo Reina Sophia in Madrid.

Guillaume Cailleau’s work encompasses film, installations, video and performance. He is interested in disclosing things that are just next to obvious, while exploring and exploding the boundaries of the cinematic image; often in collaboration with other filmmakers, musicians, graphic designers, painters, scientists, theater directors, and children. His work has been shown internationally, at Centre Pompidou, Royal Ontario Museum Toronto, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, and at the International Film Festivals in Berlin, New York and Rotterdam, and at the Shortfilm Festival in Oberhausen etc.

Paul Clipson often collaborates on films, live performances and installations with sound artists and musicians such as Tarentel, projecting largely improvised in-camera edited experimental films employing multiple exposures, dissolves and macro imagery that bring to light subconscious preoccupations and unexpected visual forms. Paul has shown his films internationally in various galleries, festivals and performance venues.

Chloé Griffin was born behind a gas station in El Cajon, California, and raised in Canada. She is based in Berlin and has recently lived in Cairo and Beirut. She makes films involving cut-up and hand painting processes and is currently working on a book about the life of Cookie Mueller.

Axel Dörner has worked together with numerous internationally respected figures in the fields of “Improvised Music”, “Composed Contemporary Music”, “Jazz” and “Electronic Music”. He has developed a unique style of trumpet playing based in part on unusual, often self-invented techniques. He has toured in Europe, North and South America, Australia, Japan and Asia (Hongkong) and appeared on numerous CD and record releases.

Okkyung Lee has been developing her own voice in a contemporary cello performance, improvisation and composition. With her solid classical training as a foundation, she incorporates jazz, sounds, Korean traditional music, and noise with extended techniques to create her unique blend of music.

Doireann O’Malley is oringinally from Ireland, she Lives & Works in Berlin. Her work encompasses film, photography, poetry, drawing, found images and sound. Selected upcoming shows include: Triskel Arts Center, Cork, Ireland; Elisa Platteau & Cie Galerie, Brussels; Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt Am Main.

Sylvia Schedelbauer’s films negotiate the space between broader historical narratives and personal, psychological realms mainly through poetic manipulations of archival footage. Awards include the Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film (2012), the German Film Critics’ Award (2008) and the VG BildKunst Award (2007).

Jan Slak, drummer, student at Drum Academy Berlin, plays with punk rock bands, studies jazz and performs with multimedia artists.

Jeff Surak operates in the netherworld between composed and improvised music, moving between musique concrete, drone, noise, & free improvisation using whatever sound implements at hand. Surak runs the Zeromoon label and directs the annual Sonic Circuits Festival in Washington DC.

Salon Bruit is an open platform for international artists of various backgrounds who experiment with sound, art, music and noise in unconventional ways. Activities include concerts, performances, independent radio projects, creative workshops and exhibitions in Berlin and other European cities.

LaborBerlin is a non-profit, independent film collective, open to everyone interested in artist-run initiatives. Focussing on analogue film practice, which embraces a hands-on D.I.Y. approach to experimental film production.