June 2018, arsenal cinema

Petro noir Revue

Fossil resources are the sources of energy and material media of the (geo-)historical transformation that technology has made into a giant. Its key element is oil. To kick off a seminar at the Slavonic Studies Department of Humboldt University entitled “Energy Humanities East“. Discourses of Energy and Resources in Russian and (Post-)Soviet Culture” (25.–26. Juni, HU Berlin) Beauty of Oil (Bernd Hopfengärtner, Alexander Klose and Benjamin Steininger) will present an artistic and scientific multi-channel installation with film snippets, images and Sounds of Oil. In the revue format chapter, Alexander Klose will moderate specialist discussions with participants of the seminar and juxtapose emblematic extracts from “petro noir” classics with propaganda and promotional films that stem from the heyday of the oil age as well as scenes from a light classic of Soviet (Azerbaijani) cinema    Möcüzələr adası (Hasan Seyidbeyli, 1963). (bw) (24.6.)