June 2012, arsenal cinema

Daniel Eisenberg is our guest


The films of the American Daniel Eisenberg, a director, author and professor at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, refuse to be pigeon-holed and are located between the avant-garde and documentary, essay and experiment. Eisenberg juxtaposes contemporary footage, archive material, photos, texts and sounds, creating a dialogue that opens up a space of reflection about themes such as history, memory, trauma, urbanity, or, as in his most recent film THE UNSTABLE OBJECT(USA 2011, 7.6.), work processes. We are very pleased to present his new work in his presence. The film triptych shows three different working environments: the futuristic, modern automobile industry, a factory in which blind workers make clocks, and a seemingly archaic foundry in Turkey, where instruments are manufactured. The three snap-shots serve as the starting point for a reflection about the relationship between the maker and the buyer.

arsenal cinema: 18. Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam

07:00 pm Cinema 1

Mendelsohn's Incessant Visions

Mendelsohn's Incessant Visions Duki Dror Israel 2011

DCP OV/GeS 72 min

Duki Dror in conversation with Sabine Porn
arsenal cinema: Daniel Eisenberg is our guest

08:30 pm Cinema 2

The Unstable Object

The Unstable Object Daniel Eisenberg USA 2011 HDCam without dialogue 69 min

Daniel Eisenberg in person
arsenal cinema: 18. Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam

09:00 pm Cinema 1


David Joel Fendelman USA 2010 HDCam OV/GeS 80 min

Producer Stephanie Levy in conversation with Sabine Porn