July 2012, arsenal cinema

Living Archive

In July, Eunice Martins presents the first part of her "Pieces for the Archive" project, a live composition drawing on short films from the Arsenal archive, including those by Eugene Deslaw and Richard Serra. Taking these short films as a starting point, which themselves experiment with image and sound and how they can be combined or treated separately, a performance piece will be created live by Eunice Martins (piano) and Mehmet Can Özer (live electronics) in the auditorium which reflects, enters into dialogue with, departs from or pauses the short films included in the program. (July 7)

Artist and performer Vaginal Davis invites audiences to attend her new series "Rising Stars, Falling Stars: We Must Have Music!"

On July 1, a screening of Jean-Marie Straub’s and Danièle Huillet's ZU FRÜH, ZU SPÄT will be presented and discussed by Goethe Institute Living Archive fellow Ala Younis and project participant Tobias Hering. Our monthly screenings of films from the Arsenal archive selected by participants of the Living Archive project will take place on July 24 and August 13. Admission is free, the program will be announced shortly beforehand.

arsenal cinema: Arab Shorts

07:00 pm Cinema 1

Rice City

Tarahi II

Giza Zoo

Short Wave / Long Wave

My Father Looks for an Honest City

80 Million

Images of a Center

Program 2011 – Maha Maamoun and Sara Rifky: A State of Fluidity

Rice City Sherif El Azma Egypt 2010 OV 19 min

Tarahi II Haris Epaminonda Cyprus 2006 OV 4 min

Giza Zoo Solmaz Shahbazi Germany 2010 OV 6 min

Short Wave / Long Wave Vartan Avakian Lebanon 2009 OV/EnS 7 min

My Father Looks for an Honest City Basim Magdy Egypt 2010 OV 5 min

80 Million Eslam Zeen El Abedeen, Mohamed Zayan Egypt 2009 OV 5 min

Images of a Center Iman Issa Egypt 2005 OV 5 min

DVD / Blue ray

Maha Maamoun, Solmaz Shahbazi in person
arsenal cinema: Working Environments in Film

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Yella Christian Petzold Germany 2007 35 mm GV 89 min

Followed by a discussion with Christian Petzold
arsenal cinema: Arab Shorts

09:00 pm Cinema 1

No Title – Excerpts From Super 8mm Films From the Family Archive

Tokyo Tonight


Linge sur terrasse (Linen On Terrace)

Telematch Shelter

Two Sides of One Piece

Shadow Sites I

Program 2010 – Ala Younis: To Know the Arab Terrain:

Movements To, From, and Within

No Title – Excerpts From Super 8mm Films From the Family Archive

Mufid Younis Jordan/Kuwait 1978–1980 OV 2 min

Tokyo Tonight Ziad Antar Lebanon 2003 OV 3 min

Vacuum Adel Abidin Iraq/Finland 2006 OV 9 min

Linge sur terrasse (Linen On Terrace) Fadma Kaddouri

Morocco/France 2007 OV 3 min

Telematch Shelter Wael Shawky Egypt 2008 OV 4 min

Two Sides of One Piece Mohssin Harraki Morocco/France 2010 OV 2 min

Shadow Sites I Jananne Al-Ani Iraq/Jordan/UK 2010 OV 15 min

DVD / Blue-ray

Ala Younis in person