Filmesperformance – Distruktur

Date: Thursday, April 30 2015
Screening: 8:30pm (doors open 8pm)
Location: N.K. Projekt – Elsenstr. 52 / 2.Hinterhaus 2.OG / 12059 Berlin Neukölln

Filmesperformance is the title of the series of shows by Distruktur that characterize by the presence of the authors during the moment of projection. This presence can influence and affect the projection in different ways: mainly through the production of sound simultaneously to the film projection – music, text, noise – but also altering the image itself, through the manipulation of the projectors. The idea of something unrepeatable gains here another dimension, as itʼs not only the live act that canʼt not be fully repeated, but the films itself are mainly work-in-progress projects, fuelled by the authorsʼ constant production and therefore concretely changing each time they are exhibited, either through a new cut or through new images and sounds that enter each filmʼs constellation.

Filmesperformance

 

20h30 OPENING FILM
IN THE TRAVELER ́S HEAR
20 min, 16mm, optical sound, 2013
Blessed is the one who waits in the travelerʼs heart for his turning. (L. Cohen, Poem 50)

 

21h00 FILMESPERFORMANCE

I. STELLAR
3 min, 16mm, live music, 2012-2015
Erik Haegert (synth, voice)
Gustavo Jahn (guitar) Melissa Dullius (voice)
Bitter taste gives sweet feeling.

II. PASSEIO NOTURNO (Night Walk)
6 min, 16mm, live music, 2015
Amélie Legrand (cello)
Tatsumi Ryusui (guitar effects)
A night walk in four movements.

III. PRETO E BRANCO (Black and White)
10 min, 2 x 16mm, live music, 2015
Chatschatur Kanajan (violin)
The images that pass on the retina in my eyes—why wonʼt you set?
You pass like crystalline waters through a fountain to never again. (Camilo Pessanha, Clepsydra)

IV. FILME DE PEDRA (Stone Film)
30 min, 16mm, work-in-progress since 2011
live sounds and music Eric Menard (voice)
Gustavo Jahn (guitar, synth)
Melissa Dullius (percussion, voice, synth)
Who has years to listen to the voice of stones?

V. VOYAGE VOYAGE
9 min, 2 x 16mm, live music, 2015
Erik Haegert (synth)
A constant flow caused by an electric-maritime stream that crosses bodies, minds and spaces.

 

DISTRUKTUR Melissa Dullius and Gustavo Jahn are Brazilian artists and filmmakers engaged in analogue film and photography as an expressive artistic medium. They met in Porto Alegre in 1999, and shared their trajectories since then. In the end of 2006 on board a cargo ship crossing the Atlantic they formed DISTRUKTUR.

Their work, mainly in 16mm, stands on the intersection of film, performance and installation art. Filmʼs physicality gives it strength as a material for experimentation, through chemical manipulation, printing and reprinting, in- camera effects or through direct mechanical manipulation of the film material. Distrukturʼs work merges a reflection on the state of the medium with a strong research in narrative/ artistic-cinematic language.
In their films, besides doing camera work, text and editing, they also appear as actors and create the soundtrack.
Currently the are working on their first feature film, in post-production phase. The duo lives and works in Berlin.

 

Facebook Event – http://on.fb.me/1EhfWVF  /  http://www.distruktur.com  /   http://www.nkprojekt.de

UNDER 8-FEET OF SNOW: FILMS FROM BOSTON AND PROVIDENCE

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

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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.

DIFFRAKTION 2015 – PHOTOS

31 January 2015
Photos: Joe Kake

DIFFRAKTION 2015

Date: Saturday, January 31 2015
Screening: starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm
Location: Caligari Theater/ ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi, Gustav-Adolf-Straße 2, 13086 Berlin

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Once again after four successful editions, LaborBerlin presents DIFFRAKTION, its annual showcase of new works on film by its members and friends. This year, DIFFRAKTION is very excited to welcome guest programmer Koyo Yamashita who is presenting a selection of Japanese experimental films made between 1975 and 1980. The program provides a glance into one of the most fruitful periods in independent Japanese cinema. With works rarely screened in Germany, it also serves as a unique opportunity to experience one of Japan’s most unruly and idiosyncratic artistic scenes. Koyo Yashamita is the artistic director of the Image Forum Festival and programmer of Image Forum, one of Tokyo’s best-known independent cinemas. He joins us after taking part in the Jury for the Tiger Awards Competition for Short films at the Rotterdam Film Festival.

This program will be accompanied by our traditional program of new films, Installations and expanded cinema performances by lab members and friends. As always the films range widely in formal and thematic approach yet they all explore the unique and ever expanding qualities of analog film.

PROGRAM:

JAPfILMS

7pm
Between The Frames
Japanese Experimental Film: Prolific Years 1975-1980
Presented by Koyo Yamashita

Films:
Atman by Toshio MATSUMOTO
My Movie Melodies by Jun’ichi OKUYAMA
Dutchman’s Photograph by Isao KOTA
Switchback by Nobuhiro KAWANAKA
Film Display by Shunzo SEO
Heliograph by Hiroshi YAMAZAKI
WHY by Keiichi TANAAMI
Hikari by Nobuhiro AIHARA
Still Movie by Yoichi NAGATA
Xénogénès by Akihiko MORISHITA
SPACY by Takashi ITO

LabFilms

9pm
New Films and Performances by Members & Friends

Films/Performances:
Friedrichsfelde Ost by Nenad COSIC & Milica JOVCIC
Plant In My Head by Pedro MAIA
T’chelet by Deborah PHILLIPS
In The Traveler´s Heart by DISTRUKTUR
Alcheringa by Björn SPEIDEL
Tigerlelles Entropie by Dagie BRUNDERT
Ghost Culture – Mouth by Lewis LLOYD
Schuld Sind Alle by Viktor DILL
Now I Want To Laugh by Anja DORNIEDEN & Juan GONZALEZ
Passenger Film 2 by Robert PRIDEAUX
Over The Dog Days by Klara RAVAT

Installations:
Clara BAUSCH
Anja DORNIEDEN & Juan GONZALEZ
Lucas MAIA

16. dresdner schmalfilmtage

Date: Thursday, January 22 2015
Screening: 19:30
Location: dresdner schmalfilmtage, Motorenhalle, Wachsbleichstraße 4a, 01067 Dresden

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LaborBerlin is proud to be a part of the 16. dresdner schmalfilmtage. On Thursday, January 22, we will present the opening program with films and performances by lab members, Clara Bausch, Guillaume Cailleau, Distruktur, Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy, Lucas Maia, Klara Ravat, Iana Stefanova and Sophie Watzlawick.

Along with the film program, Clara Bausch, Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy and Lucas Maia, have created three 16mm installations that will be running for the duration of the festival.

On Friday and Saturday, Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy will also be teaching a 16mm contact printing workshop. The workshop is open to everyone and no previous experience is necessary.

Join us at the festival and partake in another year of celebrating the uniqueness of analog film.

Color Process Workshop

Date: Sunday , December 14th 2014
Theory: 10:00 – 12:00, developing 12:00 – 18:00
Location: LaborBerlin e.V., Gerichtstr. 65, 13347 Berlin

This workshop is open to non-LaborBerlin members.
Previous processing experience is recommended, but not necessary.

This workshop is for old-stock films, that were made in soviet countries from 50s to late 90s. It includes colour film: Svema (Ukraine), Tasma (Russia) and ORWO (east Germany). The basis for ORWO, Svema and Tasma was the Agfa Wolfen plant, where the first modern colour film, was developed in 1936. After the WW2, the plant was taken over by US forces and important patents and other documents regarding the Agfacolor process were confiscated and handed over to Western competitors, such as Kodak and Ilford. As the plant was located in what was to become the Soviet zone of occupied Germany, the US forces then handed it over to the Soviet military administration, which dismantled large parts of the plant and moved it, with key German staff, to the Soviet Union, where it formed the basis for the Soviet colour film industry.

This is 5 bath process, 25 °C temperature. Which is different from C-41 or E-6.

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At first part, you will be introduced to reversal theory, of how it works, and how to get good results. After the lunch we will develop few films of TASMA ЦО-25 (daylight), that are expired at 1988 year.

The process will be presented by Vytautas Juozėnas, a photography master student from Vilnius Academy of Arts.

A good opportunity to get closer to those forgotten films, and learn how to process them.

Pre-registration is required. To register for the workshop please send an email to weetukas@gmail.com
Workshop fee for non-members: 25 €

Projektionen – t27

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

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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.

WILDE NACHT DES WILDEN FILMS

Date: Sunday, November 23rd 2014
Screening: 20:00
Location: Ausland – Lychener Str. 60 10437 Berlin

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Das Filmkollektiv LaborBerlin and ausland feiern DYI-Filmkultur am 23. November 2014

Die Experimentalfilm-Reihe [auslands-filme] wird ein Jahr alt – zu diesem Anlass hat das LaborBerlin einen wilden Filmabend mit Super8 und 16mm Projektionen vorbereitet. Das Programm besteht aus drei 1-stündigen Blöcken: <Frühe Filme>, <Neue Filme> und <Performances>.

Es deckt eine große Bandbreite des filmischen Schaffens ab – seit der Gründung des Kollektivs vor 10 Jahren bis zum heutigen Tag. Die Vielfalt von LaborBerlin macht seine Stärke aus: Eine internationale Community bestehend aus Filmemachern und Künstlern verschiedenster Richtungen und Kulturen. Sie alle nutzen analoge Filmpraxis als gemeinsame Sprache.

Zwischen und nach dem Filmprogramm: Party mit Dj mfx.

WILDE NACHT DES WILDEN FILMS

 < Early Works >
– Beiruth, automne 2005, Leïla Saadna (16mm, 8min)
– H (I) J, Guillaume Cailleau (16mm, 7min)
– I love Roadmovie, Clara Bausch (S8, 5min)
– Postcards, Distruktur (16mm, 6min)
– Les Noctambules, Sophie Watzlawick (16mm,8min)
– The Handeye, Anja Dornieden und Juan David Gonzales Monroy (16mm, 7min)
– A/M, Philip Widmann (3min, 16mm)
– im Garten des Libidasia, Linn und Lila Löffler (S8 auf Digital, 1min10sec)
– The End, Eric Ménard (S8, 5min)
– Ritournelle, Christopher Becks (16mm, 5min)
– Luftballon, Miguel Angel Fernandez (16mm, 3min)

< New Films >
– Sans Lune #1, Sophie Watzlawick (5min, 16mm)
– Laborat, Guillaume Cailleau (22min, 16mm auf digital)
– Chronos ABC, Vytautas Juozenas (6min, 16mm)
– and the smile is red on red, Clara Bausch (9min, 16mm)
– Unterwegs mit Maxim Gorkiy,  Bernd Lützeler & Kolja Kunt (11min, S8)
– Lua, Miguel Mariño (11min_16min)
– Schleusenroth_ Volga (15min, 16mm)
– Passeio Noturno, Distruktur (6min, 16mm)
– “I” is Memory II, Iana Stefanova (3min, S8)

< Performance >
– Studie zur Farbe, Lucas Maia (8min, 16mm)
– Schuld sind alle,  Viktor Dill (5min, S8)
– Sexual Chemistry,  Imogen Heath (10min_2x16mm)
– Petrichor,  Klara Ravat (15min, S8&16mm & Odor)
 

 

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The film collective LaborBerlin and ausland celebrate DIY film culture on November 23rd 2014

To celebrate the anniversary of the [auslands-filme] series LaborBerlin prepared a wild evening of Super8 and 16mm projections. Divided in three blocks, <Early Works>, <New Films> and <Peformance>, the program covers a period that goes from the collective’s beginning 10 years ago until the present time, revealing the diversity that shapes LaborBerlin: a community of filmmakers and artists coming from different countries, backgrounds and practices that have analogue film as their common language.

In between and after the projections party with dj mfx.

WILDE NACHT DES WILDEN FILMS

 < Early Works >
– Beiruth, automne 2005, Leïla Saadna (16mm, 8min)
– H (I) J, Guillaume Cailleau (16mm, 7min)
– I love Roadmovie, Clara Bausch (S8, 5min)
– Postcards, Distruktur (16mm, 6min)
– Les Noctambules, Sophie Watzlawick (16mm, 8min)
– The Handeye, Anja Dornieden und Juan David Gonzales Monroy (16mm, 7min)
– A/M, Philip Widmann (3min, 16mm)
– im Garten des Libidasia, Linn und Lila Löffler (S8 auf Digital, 1min10sec)
– The End, Eric Ménard (S8, 5min)
– Ritournelle, Christopher Becks (16mm, 5min)
– Luftballon, Miguel Angel Fernandez (16mm, 3min)

< New Films >
– Sans Lune #1, Sophie Watzlawick (5min, 16mm)
– Laborat, Guillaume Cailleau (22min, 16mm auf digital)
– Chronos ABC, Vytautas Juozenas (6min, 16mm)
– and the smile is red on red, Clara Bausch (9min, 16mm)
– Unterwegs mit Maxim Gorkiy,  Bernd Lützeler & Kolja Kunt (11min, S8)
– Lua, Miguel Mariño (11min_16min)
– Schleusenroth_ Volga (15min, 16mm)
– Passeio Noturno, Distruktur (6min, 16mm)
– “I” is Memory II, Iana Stefanova (3min, S8)

< Performance >
– Studie zur Farbe, Lucas Maia (8min, 16mm)
– Schuld sind alle,  Viktor Dill (5min, S8)
– Sexual Chemistry,  Imogen Heath (10min, 2x16mm)
– Petrichor,  Klara Ravat (15min, S8&16mm & Odor)
 

INTERTIDAL – Visiting filmmaker screening

Date: Saturday, November 8th 2014
Screening: 20:00
Location: Arsenal, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin

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LaborBerlin is partnering with Arsenal to host visiting filmmaker Alex MacKenzie who will present his latest performance, INTERTIDAL. This piece shows a submersive exploration of the tidal zones and marine life off the shores of Western Canada. Using both camera and non-camera approaches, this work presented on two analytic 16mm projectors speaks to the fragility of both the film medium and the marine environment explored. The scope and materiality of both emulsion and environment are explored using elements as wide ranging as photograms, alternative film chemistry, live manipulation, and the very movement of the tides themselves. At once personal, political, visual and ecological, the work gives equal weight to representation and abstraction.

Handmade Emulsion Workshop

Date: Thursday, November 6th 2014 & Friday, November 7th 2014
Workshop: first day 12:00 – 18:00, second day 10:00 – 17:00
Location: LaborBerlin e.V., Gerichtstr. 65, 13347 Berlin

This workshop is open to non-LaborBerlin members. Previous processing experience is recommended, but not necessary.

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Alex MacKenzie will be visiting LaborBerlin to teach the workshop Handmade Emulsion: creating black and white film stock from scratch.

The alchemical nature and serendipity of the handmade image are explored in this immersive how-to of hand-brewed emulsion. In this workshop a simple, raw, and extremely low ISO black and white film stock suitable for contact printing will be created, using three key ingredients in the production of a silver based emulsion: gelatin, potassium bromide, and silver nitrate. A basic chemistry lesson will be provided to introduce the essential make-up of film emulsion, followed by a discussion of technique including a contextual screening of examples, and the creation of the emulsion in a darkroom.

The mixture is then literally painted on to clear transparent acetate, followed by contact printing a film strip onto the raw stock, hand processing, and assessing the results. The workshop is aimed at both experienced practitioners and beginners, and includes all film stock, chemistry, and supplies. It is also recommended that you bring small objects of 16mm width or less for photogramming onto the filmstrips and/or film strips.

Instructor: Alex MacKenzie is an experimental film artist working primarily with analog equipment and hand processed imagery. He creates works of expanded cinema, light projection installation, and projector performance. His work has screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the EXiS Experimental Film Festival in Seoul, Lightcone in Paris, Kino Arsenal in Berlin and others. Alex was the founder and curator of the Edison Electric Gallery of Moving Images, the Blinding Light!! Cinema and the Vancouver Underground Film Festival.

Pre-registration is required. To register for the workshop please send an email to labor.organisation@gmail.com

Workshop fee for non-members: 60 €