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
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′)
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.
Date: Wednesday, November 16 2016
Screening: 8:00 pm
Location: bi’bak, Prinzenallee 59, 13359 Berlin
LaborBerlin is proud to host Philippe Leonard from Double Negative in Montréal. Philippe will be showing the program “Various Positions”, which gives a glimpse of recent films made at this artist-run film lab.
With films by Philippe Leonard, Charles-André Coderre, Erin Weisgerber, Malena Szlam, Karl Lemieux and David Bryant, Shannon Harri and Eduardo Menz.
LaborBerlin welcomes Andrew Kim as our first Artist-in-residence. Within the residency, Andrew will take advantage of our Crass Animation Stand and create a new work exploring the machine’s artistic possibilities.
As a compliment to his production work, Andrew will also lead a workshop (tba) and present two screenings which will feature his own films and a selection of films made by fellow Los Angeles based filmmakers.
Andrew Kim is an experimental filmmaker whose work is inspired by the material properties of cinema and its unique ability to exemplify abstract ideas and ineffable feelings. Combining formal experimentation with a concern for the phenomenology of the cinematic experience, Andrew’s films are an attempt to understand the movement of the mind. Ultimately, his films attempt to transcend the exact mechanics of motion pictures such that a film might articulate a new kind of knowledge.
His films have screened at a variety of venues and festivals including the Ann Arbor Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Festival du Nouveau Cinema (Montreal), Images Festival (Toronto), BAFICI (Buenos Aries), UnionDocs, and Los Angeles Filmforum, among others. Andrew lives in Los Angeles, California. There he is a staff member at the Echo Park Film Center and teaches film production at the California Institute of the Arts.
He will be in Berlin from July 10 until August 10.
Save the date: Analogue Zone Finale
June 16-19, 2016 Berlin / Cairo / Athens (2012-2016)
The project ANALOGUE ZONE (2012-2016) closes with film screenings at the Arsenal – Institute for film and video art and an exhibition, performances and a panel discussion at LaborBerlin / PA58 (Prinzenallee 58). An event with international guests – 16.06-19.06 2016.
ANALOGUE ZONE is a long term project based on a celluloid film training program, involving more than 40 film makers, artists, and amateurs from Egypt, Germany, and Greece. It took place in Cairo and Berlin between 2012 -2016. The workshops resulted in the collective production of around 30 analogue films which both document and bear witness to the initial questionings and responses of a generation of artists to the transition taking place in the region, and particularly Cairo.
The ANALOGUE ZONE FINALE presents films, film performances and film installations, which were produced during the program. The event opens on Thursday, the 16th of June with an exhibition and a book- and DVD publication connected to the program. Two film screenings at the Arsenal will show Super 8 and 16mm works of the participants. Highlight of the event takes place on Saturday, the 18th of June with panel discussion followed by a garden dinner and an performance evening at LaborBerlin’s new location at Prinzenallee 58. The program consisted of three intensive, mostly practical workshops.
The first workshop established the first independent film lab in Cairo at the alternative film centre CIMATHEQUE through comprising 8 and 16 mm shooting and editing facilities, a processing laboratory, archive library, and screening facilities. During the workshops in Cairo and Berlin practical and technical knowledge about analogue film was mediated methodically, so the Egyptian participants got professional transporters of this knowledge. During the last workshop transnational collaborations were realized.
ANALOGUE ZONE is based on an intensive exchange between the independent film associations LaborBerlin and Cimatheque (Cairo) in cooperation with LabA (Athens). The project is funded by the European Cultural Foundation and the Senat Berlin.
8pm. film screening at the Arsenal Cinema (Potsdamer Straße 2)
A Stroll Down Sunflower Lane, Mayye Zayed, Egypt / Al Maraya, Gustavo Jahn & Melissa Dullius, Germany/ Egypt / ii, Theofanis de Lezioso, Egypt/ Greece / Acapella, Islam Safiyyudin Mohamed, Egypt / And the smile is red on red, Clara Bausch, Egypt/Germany / Apt. 5, Sama Waly, Egypt / Corner, Maged Nader, Egypt / The Panel, Vassily Bourikas, Egypt/Greece
4 pm. panel discussion (Engl.) “Transnational collaboration projects and their sustainability” with Hana Al Bayaty, Sarah Rifky, Vassily Bourikas, Michel Balagué followed by a discussion with the Analogue Zone participants
7 pm. Garden Dinner (please rsvp. to firstname.lastname@example.org)
9 pm. performance evening performances by Anja Dornieden & Juan David Gonzales Monroy, Sarah Rifky
8pm. film screening at the Arsenal Cinema (Potsdamer Straße 2)
A Working Copy, Islam El Azazzi, Egypt Germany / Color Me, Ahmed Nour & Asma Abdallah, Egypt / Portraits, Maged Nader, Egypt / Falling into Oneself, Islam Safiyyudin & Tarek Hefny, Egypt / Love has other colors, Aida Elkashef & Laila Sami, Egypt / Dream Number 2, Amr Wishahy, Egypt / Plan B, Tarek Zaki, Egypt / And round we go, Ian Douglas, Egypt / Triangulum, Gustavo Jahn & Melissa Dullius, Germany/ Egypt/ Brasil Artist and initiators of the program: Michel Balagué, Hana Al Bayaty, Tamer El Said, Vassily Bourikas, Islam el Azzazi, Maged Nager, Sarah Rifky, Gustavo Jahn, Clara Bausch, Juan David Gonzales Monroy & Anja Dornieden will be present.
In the earliest days of film, every screening was a performance; projectors were hand-cranked, sound was performed live. Today outside of the multiplex, analog filmmakers carry on the tradition of film as a unique experience.
For the third event in the LABORBERLIN 2.0 – FILM AIN’T DEAD crowd-funding initiative we’re happy to present an evening of expanded cinema created by LaborBerlin members and friends. Come and experience film beyond the limits of the single screen. Multiple projectors, multiple screens, live sound, and the warm glow of celluloid await you. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see film alive before your eyes.
All proceeds will be added to our campaign. Join the movement! Spread the word! FILM AIN’T DEAD!
BRIDGES TO CROSS by Deborah Phillips in collaboration with Ibrahim al Harasch (2016 I 10 min I 2 x slide projectors) PRETO E BRANCO by Distruktur in collaboration with Chatschatur Kanajan (violin + eletronics) (2015 I 10 min I 2 x 16mm) APOCALYPSE FOR YOU by Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy (2014 I 20 min I 2x 16mm) DEMAIN by Igor Buharov, Guillaume Cailleau and Michel Balagué in collaboration with Amélie Legrand and Tatsumi Ryusui (2016 I 20 min I 16mm, Super8 & digital projection).
Date: Thursday, February 25 2016
Location: Ausland,Lychener Strasse 60, 10437 Berlin
FILM AIN’T DEAD and will never die. At least for us in LaborBerlin e.V. But for sure it gets more and more rare to show and watch films on film. For this screening we prepared a programme composed by 14 short films by LaborBerlin members, produced between 2002 and 2016. All of them will be projected in 16 and 35mm copies, many of them with optical sound. Come share with us this moment of true analog beauty. After the projection musical entertainment will be provided by mfx.
Thank you Ausland for the invitation and co-organization, specially Michael Freerix and Mario Michel.
71 (16mm, 7 min, 2005) by Deborah S Phillips Alcheringa (16mm, 4 min, 2016) by Björn Speidel Guido Möbius: Batagur Baska (35mm, 7 min, 2016) by Bernd Lützeler Copie Pirate – 2 Days in Paris (16mm, 3 min, 2007) by Irene Revolte Don’t Look Back / Labirinto (16mm, 6 min, 2012) by Distruktur Double Happiness (16mm, 6 min, 2016) by Sadashivam Rao Hotel Tubu (35mm, 4 min, 2002) by Igor & Ivan Buharov Johnny and the gooses (35mm, 6 min, 2009) by Igor & Ivan Buharov / Vasile Croat Release – Exercise with hair 1 (16mm, 3 min, 2016) by Imogen Heath Saindo de Roca Sales (16mm, 4 min, 2015) by Distruktur Schleusenroth – 3. Version (16mm, 14 min, 2014-16) by Volga Sepp Herberger (35mm, 7 min, 2014) by Björn Speidel Studie zur Farbe (16mm, 8 min, 2014) by Lucas Bueno Maia The Voice of God (35mm, 10 min, 2011) by Bernd Lützeler