April 2011

Films and Videos Commissioned for LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! Now Available

Film Still from Little White Cloud that Cried

LITTLE WHITE CLOUD THAT CRIED by Guy Maddin

From Oct. 28th through Nov. 11th 2009, the Arsenal presented "LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! Five Flaming Days in a Rented World", our first major cooperation with the HAU/Hebbel am Ufer theater. The festival was curated by Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, Marc Siegel and Susanne Sachsse, and invited over 50 international artists and scholars to attend in order to pay homage to pioneering American underground artist and queer icon Jack Smith. The performances, films and videos, slide shows, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, and discussions held during the festival did not just provide a variety of perspectives on the gender and genre bending work of Smith, Andy Warhol and their fellow 60's avant-gardists, but also placed Smith's work within the context of a wide-ranging group of contemporary artists.

The works commissioned by Arsenal for the festival are now all available through arsenal distribution.

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 with a special soundtrack on 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’)

They can be booked individually or as a complete package. For all inquiries regarding rental conditions please contact distribution(at)arsenal-berlin.de