November 2015, arsenal cinema

DVD Presentations Klaus Telscher 
and Daniel Kötter/Constanze Fischbeck


Together with Filmgalerie 451, we are publishing two new DVDs that include comprehensive booklets. These both present the films of Klaus Telscher, which were published in collaboration with the European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, and the state theatre films by Daniel Kötter and Constanze Fischbeck.

"Klaus Telscher first appeared with the film ENTWICKLUNGSSTÜCKE (1979/80) at a time when a German experimental film was starting to blossom again. Telscher’s rich, original, witty, subtle, and sometimes cryptic work is characterized by a desire for the technically unorthodox and the sounding out of "unsuccessful" images; at the same time, the obsessive use of musical fragments and the eclectic references to photography and film history are equally typical of his style. His last film LA REPRISE was released in 1995. In 1988, he appeared in Stephan Sachs' Alpine film PARAMOUNT as an actor and was the cinematographer for Noll Brinckmann's 1989 Empathie und panische Angst". (Chr. N. Brinckmann)

state-theatre is a modular art project about the urban planning conditions of the performative based on the six case studies of LAGOS, TEHRAN, BERLIN, DETROIT, BEIRUT and MÖNCHENGLADBACH. These six experimental documentaries examine the relationship between urban space, architecture, and its performative usage. The first trilogy LAGOS, TEHRAN and BERLIN places a focus on temporarily used state and national theatres, while the second trilogy DETROIT, BEIRUT and MÖNCHENGLADBACH is centered around the question of alternative assembly spaces in cities in the grip of processes of transformation and, more generally, the performative quality of places of urban encounter. How does the question of spaces for cultural assembly change where there is no longer a theatre architecture or when there has never been one in the first place? (stss/ar) (16., 17. & 20.11.)

November '15
arsenal cinema: DVD Presentations Klaus Telscher 
and Daniel Kötter/Constanze Fischbeck

07:30 pm Cinema 2


American Hotel


Her Mona


Entwicklungsstücke Klaus Telscher FRG 1980
16 mm 12 min
American Hotel Klaus Telscher FRG 1983
16 mm 13 min
Nachsommer Klaus Telscher FRG 1987
16 mm 30 min
Her Mona Klaus Telscher Germany 1992
16 mm 7 min
Paramount Stephan Sachs FRG 1988
With Klaus Telscher Digital file 20 min

Christine Noll Brinckmann, Ralf Sausmikat, Stephan Sachs and Frieder Schlaich in person
arsenal cinema: L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Passing Through

Four Women

Passing Through Larry Clark USA 1977
16 mm OV 111 min
Courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Preservation funded in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Packard Humanities Institute
Showing first: Four Women Julie Dash USA 1975
16 mm OV 7 min
Courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive