Artists: Guillaume Cailleau & Ben Russell, Harun Farocki, *Isabella Gresser, *Bernd Lützeler, Anna Marziano, *Deborah S. Phillips, Michael Poetschko, *Sylvia Schedelbauer, and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (*Artist will be present for the Q&A.)
Curated by Caroline Koebel
The Kino B artists share a command of cinema’s potential for experientially transformative critical reflection. Their travels far and wide encompass a specially-engineered tracking shot through the Amazon rainforest; a young man in the woods amidst harrowing visions of war; an explication of how computer motion graphics elide differences between real and simulated trees; such authors and philosophers as Nietzsche, Yourcenar, Arendt, and Barthes; as well as the lived experience of the streets of Athens, Mumbai, and Berlin.
Presented by Transart Institute / Free and Open to the Public
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.
Thursday June 26th from 6 to 9 pm
Friday June 27th from 3 to 11pm
In the Greek Club – Talaat Harb – Cairo.
Two days of Super 8 and 16mm screenings, performances and video installations to celebrate the end of Analogue Zone #3, showing the work of filmmakers and visual artists from Egypt, Germany, Greece, Brazil, and Columbia who have made films as part of Analogue Zone’s concluding workshop. Both events will contain panels and discussions with the participants, as well as guests from Berlin, Athens and Cairo.
14 artists and filmmakers participated in the current edition of the workshop, including: Sama Waly, Mayye Zayed, Sarah Rifky, Amr Wishahy, Maged Nader, Islam Safiyyudin, Gustavo Jahn, Melissa Dullius, Juan Gonzales, Anja Dornieden, Malak Helmy, Clara Bausch and Theofanis Dalezios.
Analogue Zone is a two year project exploring the art and practice of Super 8 and 16mm filmmaking. The current workshop is mentored by the filmmaker and producer Michel Balagué (LaborBerlin, Germany) and Islam El Azzazi (filmmaker, Egypt). It has been organized as a partnership between Cimatheque – Alternative Film Centre (Egypt), the European analogue laboratories LaborBerlin (Germany) and LabA (Greece) and is funded by the European Cultural Foundation, the Goethe Institut-Cairo, and the Berlin Senate.
Während 48 Stunden Neukölln (27.-29.6. 2014) öffnet WOLF zum ersten Mal seine Türen und bietet Workshops & Filmvorführungen an. During 48 Hours Neukölln WOLF opens its doors for the first time for screenings & workshops & get togethers
/// Free entry except workshop
Freitag / Friday / 27.06.2014
20H-22H Eröffnung/Opening LaborBerlin Show, Weserstr. 59 — Tomasz Konart, Klara Ravat, Nenad Popov, Pedro Maia, Imogen Heath, Lucas Maia, Bernd Lützeler & Eric Wilhelm Da Cruz with the following installations/folgender Arbeit:
– Conversation-005-2 – Tomasz Konart (2 x digital photo-frame, sound)
– Eucariotic Punk – Klara Ravat & Nenad Popov (3 x 16mm film loops, 3 x 16mm projector)
– Portrait – Super 8 Series – Portrait #3 + #4 + #5 -cPedro Maia (Super 8 transfer to DVD – Loop – Color – Mono – 2008)
– Sexual Chemistry – Imogen Heath (16mm colour film transfer to HD, digital projection, Peep-hole – 2013 ongoing)
– Prisma triangular n°1 – Lucas Maia (1 x 16mm loop, wooden triangular structure)
– Nola’s Salon – Bernd Lützeler and Eric Wilhelm da Cruz – 3 Super-8 film loops and sound
Eröffnung/opening Orbitalna, 25“ von Marcin Malaszczak @ Internationale Hauptküche, Wildenbruchstr. 6 : Umgeben von einer scheinbar endlosen Nacht werden aus Konstellationen von Lichtern, Maschinen die schwerelos in einem undefinierten Raum graben. Am Tag setzt sich ein Beförderungsband wie von selbst in Bewegung. Sein Arbeiten und Beben wird von einer Frau beobachtet und kontrolliert. Forum Expanded 2014
Surrounded by a seemingly endless night, machines are formed from constellations of lights that effortlessly dig in an undefined space. During the day, a conveyor belt comes into motion, as if by itself. Its working and shaking is observed and controlled by a woman. She circles around the conveyor belt, ridding the foundation of clumps of dirt that have fallen off.
Samstag / Saturday / 28.06.2014
11H Beginn des 2 tägigen LaborBerlin Super 8 Workshops: lernt wie man mit S8 filmt, die Filme selber entwickelt und vorführt. Nur mit Anmeldung bis zum 23. Juni via firstname.lastname@example.org Start of the two day LaborBerlin S8 workshop. Shoot, develop and screen your own S8 film. Mit / with Imogen Heath and Lucas Maia. Limited places available, please register till 23. June via email@example.com. Contribution/Unkostenbeteiligung 20 Euro.
12H-22H Orbitalna von Marcin Malaszczak, alle/every 30 Minuten, Wildenbruchstr. 6
14H Animationen aus der bizzaren Welt der Brothers Quay & andere Kurzfilme Quay shorts and other films
Wir präsentieren wir eine speziell & spontan ausgewählte Kurzfilmreihe, die u.a. in die surrealistische Welt des neuen und des klassischen Kinos verführt, inklusive Filme der Brothers Quay. We will screen a carefully & spontaneously selected number of short films that lure you into the magical world of new and classic cinema, including films by the Brothers Quay.
20H Tausendschönchen (Daisies) von Vera Chytilová (OV meUT) & Vorfilm
Regisseurin Věra Chytilová (1929 – 12.3.2014) wurde in der damaligen Tschecheslowakei geboren und machte über 29 Filme, wovon der hier gezeigte Film ihr grösster kritische Erfolg war.
Věra Chytilovás DAISIES/TAUSENDSCHÖNCHEN ist ein Klassiker des surrealistischen Kinos und erzählt eine satirische, rotzfreche Geschichte der Rebellion & Courage, die zu einer der abenteuerlichsten und anarchischsten tschechischen Filme der 60er Jahre gehört. Zwei Frauen die beide Marie heißen, rebellieren gegen die degenerierte, verrottete und erdrückende Gesellschaft, deren Symbole des Reichtums und der Bourgeoisie sie attackieren. Ob ein es ein trotzig-feministischer Kommentar oder eine nihilistische, avant-gardistische Komödie ist, sei uns freigestellt – es ist und bleibt ein Kinowunder und sein Einfluss ist noch heute zu spüren, von Baise-Moi bis zu dem Mainstreamfilm Thelma & Louise. Dieses rebellische punk-rock Gedicht ist unheimlich witzig und Gedankenzersprengend innovativ. Daisies provoziert, unterhält und stimuliert noch heute. A satirical, wild and irreverent story of rebellion and courage, Věra Chytilová’s Daisies, a classic of surrealist cinema, is perhaps also the most adventurous and anarchic Czech movie of the 1960s. Two young women, both named Marie, revolt against a degenerate, decayed and oppressive society, attacking symbols of wealth and bourgeois culture. Defiant feminist statement? Nihilistic, avant-garde comedy? It remains a cinematic enigma and its influence is still felt today – from Baise-Moi to Thelma & Louise. A riotous, punk-rock poem of a film that is both hilarious.
12H-19H Orbitalna von Marcin Malaszczak, alle/every 30 Minuten, Wildenbruchstr. 6
14H Gemischtes Kurzfilmprogramm
16H Bringt eure alten Super8-Rollen und wir erwecken Sie auf der Leinwand gemeinsam zum Leben. Ob gefundenes oder geerbtes Amateurmaterial, Urlaubsfilme, Familienfilme, alles ist willkommen. Sucht auf dem Dachboden und fragt eure Eltern. Filmmaterial will projiziert und gesehen werden. Organisiert und präsentiert von Filmwissenschaftler Viktor Dill Bring your own Super 8 films and we re-awake them on our screen. Whether found, inherited amateur films, holiday snaps or family memories – all are welcome. Search in the attic, ask your parents, search your memory boxes. Organized and presented by film theoretician Viktor Dill.
18H Präsentation der im LaborBerlin Workshop endstandenen S8 Filme / presentation of the films created during LaborBerlin’s two day workshop
LaborBerlin will take part in the Focus on Artist-Run Film Labs at the [S8] Mostra de Cinema Periférico in A Coruña, Spain. Also there to participate in the discussion will be Nicolas Rey from L’abominable (France), Daïchi Saïto and Malena Szlam from Double Negative (Canada) and Luis Macías and Adriana Vila from Crater-Lab (Spain). The event will take place June 7th starting at 10:30h.
After three successful editions LaborBerlin once again presents DIFFRAKTION, its very own annual showcase of new works on film by its members and friends. This year, DIFFRAKTION will encompass a full-day event with various film programs, talks, film performances and live music.
LaborBerlin is a nonprofit, independent film collective, open to any and every individual interested in artist-run initiatives and analogue film practices. With this in mind, the goal of this event is to be an open invitation to anyone that’s interested in preserving the artistic use of analog film, and in supporting collective initiatives that seek to make these types of practices open, accessible, non-hierarchical and non-commercial.
We believe that the present moment, when most traditional film labs are closing and digital media has become the dominant option for audiovisual production, is not a time of crisis for analog film but a moment of opportunity. Film and the knowledge around it, now free from the demands of the commercial sector, can begin a new life as a truly independent medium to be openly shared and collectively developed. However, with this opportunity come many more challenges. Which is why we want to present this event as an open forum for discussions and suggestions on how to overcome the challenges that LaborBerlin, and many other organizations like it, face today. LaborBerlin in particular is currently at risk because of upcoming rent hikes. Therefore this event also serves as a fundraiser to guarantee that we can keep an open and economically accessible space.
This is the first part in Arne Hector and Minze Tummescheit’s ongoing documentary series, “In Arbeit”, a filmic investigation of the reality, possibilities and limitations of collective action. In this section the directors visit the french artist-run film lab, L’Abominable, to explore the particulars of their collective experience.
5pm –Open discussion on the contemporary realities of the collective film lab
Following the screening, the film’s directors and other members of the lab will be present to talk about the the model of the collectively-run independent film lab and the advantages and challenges that one faces when working within a structure of this type. In particular we will discuss the future of such models and the strategies available for their survival.
LaborBerlin is a proud member of FilmLabs.org, the network of independent film labs. Filmlabs.org is a platform for the exchange of knowledge, information and new ideas around the practice of analog filmmaking. Its aim is to support and expand the independent use of photochemical filmmaking in all its possible forms. This year we’ll be showing films from two other labs in the network, WORM.filmwerkplaats (Rotterdam) and Cherry Kino (Leeds). In this program we will also show two films by another guest, Jodie Mack, who is joining us in Berlin after presenting a program of her films at the Rotterdam Film Festival.
With works on Super8 und 16mm by Daan de Bakker; Florian Cramer; Martha Jurksaitis; Jodie Mack; Judith van der Made; Helene Martin; Marcy Saude; Lichun Tseng; Esther Urlus; Nan Wang
8:30 pm –Films and performances by members of LaborBerlin
As it has become our custom we present here a program of recent and new films and performances by LaborBerlin members. Though ranging widely in their approach they all nonetheless show a commitment to exploring the possibilities of film as an artistic language that still has much to say.
With works on Super8 und 16mm by Clara Bausch; Guillaume Cailleau; Teresa Delgado & Jakob Kirchheim; Distruktur; Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy; Imogen Heath; Andreas Kebschull & Andreas Zech; Kolja Kunt & Bernd Lützeler; Linn Löffler; Lucas Maia; Klara Ravat; Sadashivam Rao; Björn Speidel; Volga
10:30pm – Live music with Filmriss & Craig Mattingley Band
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 .
“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.
DISTRUKTUR IM AUSLAND : DOUBLE PREMIÈRE
Jan 26th 2014 – Sunday – 8 pm
Admission 7€ / 5€
Territory for experimental music, performance and art
On Friday May 24th, a group of international Goethe Institute staff members will receive a talk by LaborBerlin members Michel Balagué, Arne Hector, Minze Tummescheit, Linn Löffler and Oscar de Gispert, with the title “Ökonomie / Markt und die Un/Abhängigkeit von der Industrie” (The Economy/Market and In/dependece from the Industry).
Following the lecture we’re happy to invite everyone to Stattbad Wedding for an evening of films and performances by LaborBerlin members and friends. With films by Ute Aurand, Michel Balagué, Robert Beavers, Distruktur, Milena Gierke, Jakob Kirchheim & Teresa Delgado, Lewis Lloyd, Doireann O´Malley, Deborah S. Phillips, Björn Speidel, Sophie Watzlawick and Jeff Weber, and performances by Clara Bausch & Linn Löffler and Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy.
Doors open at 8 p.m.
Screening starts at 9 p.m.
entrance: 3-5 €
Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy have been in Jakarta all month participating in the Ruangrupa ArtLab program.
On April 24th & 27th they will give a talk on LaborBerlin and the independent film lab model at the Technology Institute (ITB) in Bandung and the Goethe Institut in Jakarta. They will also present a screening of films by Christopher Becks & Peter Miller, Guillaume Cailleau & Ben Russell, Deborah S. Phillips, Thorsten Fleisch and Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy.
On the 26th at the Ruangrupa Gallery they will give a 16mm shooting and developing workshop as well as a presentation about their film project on the phenomenon of the “Masked Monkeys”. They will speak about the results of their research on this marginal economic activity and the way it relates to issues of urban mobility and informal economic transactions.