October 2015, arsenal cinema

Female Artists' Program


For the 8th time, we are presenting film projects and grant-holders who have received funding from the Female Artists' Program of the Berlin Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs over the last two years. Festival success stories stand alongside projects still at a conceptual stage, for this event is a screening and a public discussion of work in one.

Titles such as MOVEMENT, FICTIONS AND FUTURES #1, or TALKING BUSINESS sketch out the range of questions the projects pose not just on reality but also on the medium of film. Other titles such as WITHOUT BORDER or DEIN HERZ (AT) link the abstract to concrete biographies and everyday situations.

We open the series with RAINBOW'S GRAVITY by Kerstin Schroedinger and Mareike Bernien, an investigation of Agfa Color New Film which was manufactured in National Socialist Germany. Taking the film's three different layers of emulsion as its discursive thread, the work takes an in-depth look at the escapist landscape of color of the period and interrogates the material pre-requisites, 

ideological incorporations, and continuities of the Agfa color palette. The images projected in the former factory space do not just construct themselves, but also eyes for whom historicization has become a habit, attempting to make visible what color does not show.

Additional projects will be presented by Shira Wachsmann, Anu Pennanen, Yalda Afsah / Ginan Seidl, Irene Schüller, Anja Dornieden, Juliane Ebner, Yvon Chabrowski, Minze Tummescheit, Kerstin Honeit, Kolja Barbara Kunt, Petra Lottje, Angelika Levi, Isabell Spengler, Catharina Göldner, Vika Kirchenbauer. A program brochure provides extra information on these and other funded works. (stss) (15.–18.10.)

arsenal cinema: Harun Farocki Retrospective: 
School Workshops II

10:00 am Cinema 1



Nicht löschbares Feuer

Gegen-Musik Harun Farocki Germany 2004 Digital file 23 min
Musik-Video Harun Farocki Germany 2000 DV 1 min
Nicht löschbares Feuer Harun Farocki FRG 1969 16 mm 23 min

Moderated by Eunice Martins & Laura Mello
Please register at: schlueter@arsenal-berlin.de
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour - Cinema in the Plural

07:30 pm Cinema 2

Winter Soldier

*Winter Soldier Winterfilm Collective USA 1972
16 mm OV/GeS 96 min

arsenal cinema: Georgian Cinema - 
From the Arsenal Collection

08:00 pm Cinema 1


*Pirosmani Georgi Schengelaja
USSR 1969 35 mm Georgian OV/GeS 85 min