Perspective Matters – Two Staged Concerts

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December 13th & 14th 2012 – 8pm

Berghain, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin

On the occasion of its 15th anniversary, ensemble mosaik is developing a two-day concert project with the Brazilian 16mm film duo Distruktur and the director Thomas Fiedler. Titled perspective matters, works by six contemporary composers will be performed in an extensive installation. Thoughts on the psychology of perception are at the root of this project; a musician, film artist and director investigate and shape listening perspectives with artistic means. They will test the influence on listening habits; the possibilities inherent in different listening perspectives and situations in space will be sounded out and consciously applied.

The same way an audio guide leads visitors’ gazes through collections and to individual art objects in visual arts exhibitions, this two-day project will guide the public’s listening and focus on perspectives and possibilities. The auditory influence isn’t part of an educational objective; instead, the process of perception is the subject of artistic analysis. The audience experiences the variety of possible hearing experiences. Perspectives are simultaneously the issue and the central element for shaping both evenings.

Artistic Director: Bettina Junge
Director: Thomas Fiedler/Kommando Himmelfahrt
Musical Direction: Enno Poppe
Film: Distruktur – Melissa Dullius & Gustavo Jahn
Actress: Nadine Kittler

Projektionen @ kunstraum t27

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This Thursday Dec. 13th @ 7:30 pm, Anja Dornieden, Juan David Gonzalez Monroy and Deborah Phillips will be presenting an evening of films and performances at kunstraum t27 to accompany the exhibition [Chrono]Skopie curated by Deborah Phillips. The program includes live performances by Jutojo and Xavier Quérel and films by Inger Lise Hansen, Romeo Grünfelder and Dagie Brundert.

kunstraum t27 | Thomasstr. 27 | Berlin

Directors Lounge Screening

Guillaume Cailleau: Bolex, Loves and Other Measures
16mm and Live Super-8 Performance
Thursday, November 29th 2012, 21h
Z-Bar, Bergstraße 2, 10115 Berlin-Mitte

Guillaume Cailleau bridges conceptual working methods with playful references to the avant-garde. This playful mix of forms, expanded cinema, experiments with human perception, and poetic compositions makes the viewing experience very enjoyable for its richness. His sincerity, combined with a joyful wink of the artist’s eye add to this impression. Explorations – or games – with color separation, the basics of color photography, are as much part his artistic arsenal as the lyric beauty of rich black and white contrast of high-con film combined associatively on an optical printer.

The artist will perform live, and will be available for Q&A.

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Projektionen @ kunstraum t27

Anja Dornieden and Juan David Gonzalez Monroy will be presenting a screening on October 18 at 7:30pm of works on 16mm and super 8 film at kunstraum t27 to accompany the exhibition Situative Systeme that runs from September 22 until October 21.

Filmmmakers Thorsten Fleisch and Christopher Becks will be there in person to present their films. Join us!

kunstraum t27 | Thomasstr. 27 | Berlin

Think:Film Warm-Up: SUMMER 70 and Analogue Zone’s Workshop Presentation

This Sunday at 8pm, Arsenal Institut für Film und Videokunst will host the first of two warm-up events leading up to Think:Film, the International Experimental Cinema Congress 2012.

They will present SUMMER 70, an Italian-Egyptian experimental film by Paolo Isaja and Nagy Shaker, made in Italy in 1970. The 63 minute film, “a meditation on freedom at the turn of the 1970s, which utilizes the full vocabulary of experimental cinema to evoke youthful experimentation and energetic abandon” (MoMA) will be screened in a newly restored 16mm print. The Egyptian director Nagy Shaker will be present for a discussion.

Beforehand, LaborBerlin will present results from Analogue Zone, a workshop on analogue filmmaking which was held in Cairo in May of this year. Four of the participants of this workshop are in Berlin at the moment for a second workshop held at our lab in Wedding.

October 7th, 2012 @ 8pm | Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Distruktur September Calender

LaborBerlin members Gustavo Jahn & Melissa Dullius will be showing works in 4 events in Berlin this month.

Sep 6th, Thursday, 18:00

Film Screening
in a garten near S+U Bahnhof Sonnenallee
Confirmation required:

Sep 9th, Sunday, 14-18h
Kino im Zelt – sessions beginning every full hour
Straßenfest Großgörschenstraße
S+U Bahnhof Yorkstraße

Sep 13th, Thursday, 21h
Interview Werkschau
Avi Kanal (video, film art & performance platform at cellar cinema)
August II.
Auguststraße 2 Mitte

Sep 25th, Wednesday, 19h
True True Name
Mad Kate´s Performance Salon
Carni Closet @ Exit
Wienerstraße 32 Kreuzberg

for more info:

Mid-Summer Screening

On Sunday, the 12th of August, LaborBerlin presents a Mid-Summer Screening at Panke in Wedding, featuring works by members and friends. The evening is organized in two parts: the first one starts at 7pm (sharp) and shows new films made at Labor. Starting at 9pm (sharp), the second part consists of live cinema collaborations. Celebrate the beauty of hand-processed do-it-yourself film with us! Doors open at 6:30. Please feel free to come early, meet the makers, and hang out at the bar!

With works by Oscar de Gispert, Jakob Kirchheim, Teresa Delgado, Nadja Tobias, Christopher Becks, Doireann O’Malley, Lia Leticia & Karen Black, Melissa Dullius & Gustavo Jahn, Guillaume Cailleau & Jan Slak, Anja Dornieden & Juan David Gonzalez Monroy, Sylvia Schedelbauer & Jeff Surak, Deborah Philipps, Ute Aurand and others.

Doors open at 6:30,
Show times at 7:00 and 9:00pm
Admission is 3€

Gerichtstr. 23, Hof V.
13347, Wedding, Berlin

Click here for a map to find Panke

Download the flyer here


Live Improvised Music + Experimental Film from San Francisco and Berlin
Thursday, August 2, 2012, 8pm

Konrad Steiner
Kathleen Quillian
Sylvia Schedelbauer
Paul Clipson
Carl Diehl
Bill Basquin
Alfonso Alvarez

Jason Levis, percussion
Lisa Mezzacappa, contrabass
George Cremaschi, contrabass/electronics
Ritwik Banerjee, saxophone/electronics
Chris Heenan, winds
Piero Bittolo Bon, winds
Alessandra Eramo, voice/electronics
Wendelin Buechler, guitar/electronics

A series curated by San Francisco bassist Lisa Mezzacappa in collaboration with Artists Television Access (ATA)

Pink Melon Joy
Harzer Strasse 119, Neukölln
Admission by Donation



Florida-based experimental filmmaker Roger Beebe is in town and will present a special open-air/backyard-screening of his FILMS for ONE to EIGHT PROJECTORS!

In his film performances, which he has presented around the world, Roger uses multiple analog and digital formats, from Super8 to 16mm to video, running up to 8 projectors simultaneously and combining images live on the screen. His films use found footage, as well as self-produced material, from educational to abstract cameraless films and East German animation movies. FILMS for ONE to EIGHT PROJECTORS is made up of a selection of his recent “expanded cinema” works.

We’ll start at 10pm sharp(-ish)!
Outdoors between Skalitzer Straße 76 and 78
Running time: 70 min.
Keep your fingers crossed for good weather and come on over!

Roger’s website:

Filmmakers’ Choice


Filmmakers’ Choice am 25. Juni in Kino Arsenal (Kino 2), 19 Uhr
“Ich habe nach Filmen gesucht, in denen Farben, Texturen, Licht und Zeit ein größeres Gewicht haben als Menschen und Erzählungen. Mehr und mehr wurde meine Recherche auch zu einer Entdeckungsreise in die osteuropäischen Bestände des Arsenal-Archivs. Wir fangen an mit einem Naturbeoachtungsfilm (VIRAGAT A NAPNAK). Mit den zauberhaften Kompositionen von Christoph Janetzko (EXÚ) verzehrt sich die Realität. Malerei in Bewegung (ENCOUNTER) und animierte Knöpfe (GUZIK) führen zu meinem Maltrickfilm in verschiedenen Dimensionen (UNTITLED COLOURMATION). EYE MUSIC IN ED MAJOR, ein Klassiker aus purer Farbe und Licht, geht einem der spannendsten Künstlerporträts vorweg: WITOLD LUTOSŁAWSKI. HEAT SHIMMER, ein subtiles -Beispiel für den 3-Farben-Separationsprozess, bringt uns am Ende zurück zur Beobachtung von Phänomenen in der Natur.” –Deborah Phillips