March 2012

New on realeyez.tv: "After Effect" & "Lifetimeshort"

Stills from After Effect and Lifetimeshort

AFTER EFFECT

LIFETIMESHORT

We are very happy to present two new films on our VoD channel at realeyz.tv: AFTER EFFECT by Stephan Geene tells a love story trapped between art, cultural capital and marketing. LIFETIMESHORT by Gesine Danckwart is an entertaining, self-deprecating film about a day in the life of six women making yet another attempt to salvage their lives. The following films are also still available for streaming on our VoD channel: Harun Farocki's TRANSMISSION (Germany, 2007), BULGARIA OF ALL PLACES (Germany/Bulgaria 2006) by Christo Bakalski, SUNNY LAND (Germany, South Africa 2010) by Aljoscha Weskott and Marietta Kesting, SUPER ART MARKET (Germany 2009) by Zoran Solomun and Angelika Levi’s films MEIN LEBEN TEIL 2 (Germany 2003) and ABSENT PRESENT (Spain, Senegal, Germany 2010).

AFTER EFFECT tells a love story trapped between art, cultural capital and marketing. Carl Celler (CC) Culture Institute specializes in selling art projects to big companies: Carl Celler, the dynamic boss with an inherent melancholic drift towards failure, feels that his first project proves to be a difficult one. For the project, he invited a young elite group of artists, curators, and projectioneers to Berlin to realize a project: videos, photos, campaigns, and art objects about a specific topic, namely brand logos and animals. The invited artists are furnished with a sufficient budget and insight into Berlin’s arts milieu. Furthermore there are two male (anti-)models, Kai and Jork, arbitrarily chosen, non-styled, people from the street. Kai is over 30 and he confronts this world with nonchalance. He feels his late juvenile attitude is in anger and the ambition he encounters in CC takes him by surprise. Rena Yazka, one of the invited artists, catches is attention. Their little flirt is the background for Kai’s experience to become an object, to be regarded as a body. Is he in love – or only eroticized in this dazzling experience? Is he exploited and abused by the creative industry? The mood of this bizarre, tightened coolness gives way slowly to an existential problem. What kind of life are they working for, or, if they live for their work, what kind of life is that?

LIFETIMESHORT is an entertaining, self-deprecating film about a day in the life of six women making yet another attempt to salvage their lives. Everything normally runs like clockwork, the way it always is for women who have everything under control. They’re self-dependent, intelligent and attractive. But sometimes things don’t go according to plan. Gesine Danckwart’s film creates a stark contrast between the chaos of work, bodies and the dating market and the architectural order and logic of the cinematic language used to portray this chaos: six monologues in the age of permittivity, six women managing to continually reinvent themselves. At high speed or worn down by waiting. You don’t always get what it says on the tin. LIFETIMESHORT is hopelessly funny, hysterical and depressing, much like the day-to-day life of your average confident city dweller. A wonderful ensemble film with Maren Kroymann, Anne Ratte-Polle, Caroline Peters, Kathi Angerer, Esther Röhrborn and Bettina Stucky.

Over the coming months, we will continue to expand the range of films available for streaming. Our VoD-Channel can be found at www.realeyz.tv/en/channels/arsenal-kino.html