Me and We, Us and I // 13 & 14.1.2011 // 17:00// Arsenal // Das UdK-Seminar Me and We, Us and I von Stefanie Gaus und Madeleine Bernstorff untersucht in/formelle, strategische oder aktivistische Kollektive und Kollaborationen, also gemeinschaftliche Ansätze in der Filmarbeit (die selten allein stattfindet). Auch geht es um Film als kollektives Gedächtnis. Das Programm Kollektive Positionen BRD + 2 x DDR handelt vom Aufbruch der Videobewegung während des Pariser Mai 68, der Hamburger Filmemacher Cooperative, darunter auch der an die Filmförderung adressierte, skandalisierte Film BESONDERS WERTVOLL von Hellmuth Costard – und zwei Filme aus der Produktion des DDR-Regisseurs Karl Gass und aus dem Studio Heynowksi und Scheumann. Das zweite Programm umkreist anhand der (Found Footage-)Filme von Bruce Conner, Daniel Eisenberg und Abrahm Ravett Fragen des kollektiven, politischen Gedächtnisses.
Archival film fans! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to watch Vincent Monnikendam’s Mother Dao, The Turtlelike on Sunday, 09.01.2011, 15:00, at FSK Kino, Segitzdamm 2. More than 260.000 meters of 35mm documentary nitrate film footage from the Dutch film archives shot between 1912 and 1933 served as the source material for this film. In a span of ninety minutes the film aims to show how the Netherlands administered Indonesia as a colonial enterprise. According to the inhabitants of Nias, an island to the west of Sumatra, Mother Dao, the Turtlelike is the creator of the Earth. Her two children were the first humans to live in this fertile world, and it was the wealth of this earth that attracted the Europeans in their colonial endeavors. Programmed by Philip Widman as part of the exhibition ID-Contemporary Indonesian Art.
We are proud to announce the beginning of our presentation for your new homes. Putting aside the tragedy of the marshmallow factory explosion, we have selected this storefront space to give you 3D renderings of “The Old Prairie”, your new state of the art habitation Complex. It will include all the amenities you wish you had before and those you didn’t even know you needed.
Once again we want to extend our deepest apologies for the unfortunate accident that destroyed your homes. However we have already broken ground on the new buildings just a few hundred meters from where “The Prairie” used to be. So come by every Tuesday and Friday evening by the gallery space at Maybach Ufer 16;, peak through the window and peer into your future.
Sincerely, The Whole Inc.
P.S. A new image will be displayed every Tuesday and every Friday for the upcoming weeks. The date of the unveiling of our entire plan for reconstruction (live visual effects and music!) will be announced in the near future.
As part of the exhibition ID-Contemporary Indonesian Art at Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Philip Widman put together a program of striking Indonesian films. The weekly screening series kicks off this Sunday at FSK. Moeder Dao by Vincent Monnikendam is definitely worth a look for anyone interested in archival material, and we’ll be posting a reminder here!
Interflugs artist talk at UdK, 07.12.2010 // 19:30 // Hardenbergstraße 33 // Raum 110
Martha Colburn is a filmmaker and multimedia artist. Born in Pennsylvania in 1971, she now lives and works between Holland and New York City. She is best known for her hand painted films and stop-motion animations. On Tuesday Martha will discuss her work and show some of her films. www.marthacolburn.com