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“What is film cultural heritage, what communities and narratives, what addressees and mediation formats can be derived from it, and how durable are they? Or: What still unknown archives can the present produce?” In 2017, in order to pursue answers to these initial questions, Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art invited partners to develop research, publications, presentations, and exhibition projects under the title Archive außer sich. These included the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, silent green Film Feld Forschung, Harun Farocki Institut, SAVVY Contemporary, production collective pong film, and the Goethe University Frankfurt’s Master’s program “Film Culture: Archiving, Programming, Presentation”.

“Archival Assembly #1” marks the (temporary) end of the five-year project “Archive außer sich.” From September 1 to 8 film archives and other archival projects will meet for a public exchange (download festival program PDF). Four intertwined parts form the festival’s contours. At Arsenal Cinema and in the HKW’s Westgarten there are daily film screenings, presentations of restorations, and other projects. SAVVY Contemporary will host the exhibition How to find meaning in dead time, curated by Maha Maamoun and Ala Younis, while two symposia complete the program: “After the Archive” (in collaboration with the Goethe University in Frankfurt) in the Kuppelhalle at silent green, and “The Right to a Public II” at Arsenal Cinema. In addition, every morning in the Kuppelhalle at silent green and in Sinema Transtopia there will be presentations on precarious archival projects under the title “Found Futures,” organized in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, with the goal of networking and mutual support. This will also be the context for a discussion of the collectively produced paper “Call for Action and Reflection on Decolonising Film Archives.”

“How to find meaning in dead time”
Exhibition, Aug 26 until Sep 12, 2021 at SAVVY Contemporary, Opening Sep 26, 2021 19:00

Opening Archival Assembly #1
1.9.2021 18:00 Arsenal Cinema

Böse zu sein ist auch ein Beweis von Gefühl
Sep 1–8, 2021 Foyer Arsenal Cinema

Trópicos Mecânicos / Mechanic Tropics (Mueda)
Sep 1, 2021 22:00 Arsenal Cinema

Symposium “After the Archive”
Sep 2, 2021 9:30–17:15 silent green Kulturquartier

Re-releasing Nigeria’s Film History: Kulba na barna
Sep 2, 2021 19:00 Arsenal Cinema

Films by Serap Berrakkarasu
Sep 2, 2021 22:00 & Sep 3, 2021 21:30 Open air cinema at HKW

Found Futures I–V
Sep 3–8, 2021 10:00 silent green Kulturquartier & Sinema Transtopia

Films by Henry Brandt
Sep 3, 2021 13:00 Arsenal Cinema

Hussein Shariffe: Of Dust and Rubies
Sep 3, 2021 15:15 Arsenal Cinema

Living Archive Cairo – The Rafla Collection
Sep 3, 2021 18.30 Arsenal Cinema

Friendship Synergies: The Yugantar Collective
Sep 4, 2021 14:00 Arsenal Cinema

A Conversation About Baalbeck Studios’ Collection
Sep 4, 2021 16.30 Arsenal Cinema

Resistance – Why
Sep 4, 2021 19:00 Arsenal Cinema

Off Frame aka Revolution Until Victory
Sep 4, 2021 22:00 Arsenal Cinema

Symposium “The Right to a Public II. The Future of TV Archives” “
Sep 5, 2021 11:00–15:00 Arsenal Cinema

pong film presents: The Fifth Wall: Navina Sundaram, a digital archive
Sep 5, 2021 16:00 Arsenal Cinema

Harun Farocki Institut presents: On Africa
Sep 5, 2021 18:30 Arsenal Cinema

Mein Leben Teil 2
Sep 5, 2021 21.30 Arsenal Cinema

SAVVY Contemporary presents: Mapping Lessons
Sep 6, 2021 13:45 Arsenal Cinema

Mediateca Onshore
Sep 6, 2021 16:15 Arsenal Cinema

Po di sangui
Sep 6, 2021 18:45 Arsenal Cinema

Sep 6, 2021 21:30 Arsenal Cinema

The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen presents re-selected #1: Ciclón vs. Hurrikan
Sep 7, 2021 14:30 Arsenal Cinema

Jalur Suara / Sound Track
Sep 7, 2021 18:00 Arsenal Cinema

De cierta manera
Sep 7, 2021 21:30 Arsenal Cinema

Reframing the Portrait: Three films by Sara Gómez
Sep 8, 2021 15:00 Arsenal Cinema

The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen presents re-selected #2: Finally Got the News
Sep 8,2021 18:00 Arsenal Cinema

Sep 8, 2021 21:30 Arsenal Cinema

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