May 2010

LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH!

The films and videos commissioned by the Arsenal Institute for the festival LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! are now available for distribution. Works by: Tim Blue, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Christophe Chemin, Oliver Husain, Marie Losier, Guy Maddin, Ulrike Ottinger, Evelyn Rüsseler, Isabell Spengler.

From Oct. 28 through Nov. 11 2009 the Arsenal Institute presented "LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! Five Flaming Days in a Rented World", our first major cooperation with HAU – Hebbel am Ufer. The festival, curated by Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, Marc Siegel and Susanne Sachsse, invited over 50 international artists and scholars, paying homage to the pioneering American underground artist and queer icon, Jack Smith. Through performances, films and videos, slide shows, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, and discussions, not only offered a variety of perspectives on the gender and genre bending work of Smith, Andy Warhol and fellow 60's avant-gardists, but also situated Smith's work with that of a diverse group of contemporary artists.
The works which were commissioned by the Arsenal Institute for this festival are now all available through arsenal distribution. They can be booked individually as well as a whole package. For all inquiries regarding rental conditions please contact distribution(at)arsenal-berlin.de.

The films and videos include:
Guy Maddin LITTLE WHITE CLOUD THAT CRIED (Canada / Germany 2009, ca. 4min)
Ulrike Ottinger STILL MOVING (Germany 2009, 30’)
Marie Losier SLAP THE GONDOLA (with Tony Conrad and Genesis P'Orridge) (USA, Germany 2009, 22’)
Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz CHARMING FOR THE REVOLUTION (Germany 2009, 10’)
Oliver Husain PURFLED PROMISES (Canada / Germany 2009, 10’)
Tim Blue THE LEGACY (D 2009, Super 8 mit gesondertem Ton auf CD, Live Performance, 9.30’)
Evelyn Rüsseler UNICORN TABLOIDS (Germany 2009, 13’)
Isabell Spengler OSMOSIS OF THE UNICORN (Germany 2009, 10’) 
Christophe Chemin SEEKING ME YOU SAT EXHAUSTED (France / Germany 2009, 75’)