May 2012, arsenal cinema

Deutsche Kinemathek colloquium: Avant-garde in the archive?!

[Translate to english:] KASKARA, 1974

How do avant-garde and experimental films come into the archive – and then back into the public sphere? Often having come about in unconventional ways and long perceived to be on the edge of film history, these films usually only find their way into an archive because of the personal commitment of individual collectors. Once there, they often put the standard strategies of archives into question: How does one describe works whose contents are not conventional? What rules of conservation should be set for material which does not have a negative as an original? How do films which have their own materiality as a theme be appropriately restored?

Four international collections – the Academy Film Archive in Los Angeles, the EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam, the Deutsche Kinemathek, as well as Arsenal – Institute for Film und Video Art – are presenting their avant-garde collections and discussing the challenges and perspectives when dealing with such films. Daniel Meiller (Deutsche Kinemathek), Simona Monizza (EYE Film Institute), Mark Toscano (Academy Film Archive) and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (Arsenal) will explain what archiving and digitalization strategies are possible and introduce concepts for bringing the undiscovered to the surface. This year's parallel children's colloquium, for children aged between eight and 14, is also about how to raise awareness about archive work and avant-garde films. (15. & 16.6.)

The 13th German cinematheque award will be awarded on the evening of 15.6. Entrance to the colloquium and the award ceremony is free. More details at www.deutsche-kinemathek.de (Anke Hahn)

arsenal cinema: Deutsche Kinemathek colloquium: Avant-garde in the archive?!

02:00 pm Kino 1


Kolloquium der Deutschen Kinemathek

Begrüßung durch Rainer Rother, Künstlerischer Direktor der Deutschen Kinemathek

14.15: Avantgarde im Archiv?: Podiumsgespräch mit Daniel Meiller (Deutsche Kinemathek), Simona Monizza (EYE Film Institut), Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst) und Mark Toscano (Academy Archive)

Moderation: Martin Koerber (in englischer und deutscher Sprache)

15.30: Homeless Films Demand Special Care – Ein sicherer Hafen für heimatlose Filme (Daniel Meiller, Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin)

arsenal cinema: Deutsche Kinemathek colloquium: Avant-garde in the archive?!

06:00 pm Cinema 2


Going Underground I

Going Underground I: Avant-garde films from the Deutschen Kinemathek, Berlin

arsenal cinema: 18. Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam

07:00 pm Cinema 1


Let My People Go!

Let My People Go! Mikael Buch France 2011 Blu-ray OV/GeS 87 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour - City Symphonies

08:00 pm Cinema 2


My Winnipeg

My Winnipeg Guy Maddin

Canada 2007 35 mm OV/GeS 80 min

arsenal cinema: 18. Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam

09:00 pm Cinema 1


Taliya.Date.Com

The Honeymoon Suite

Taliya.Date.Com Taliya Finkel Israel 2011 DigiBeta OV/GeS 54 min

Showing first: The Honeymoon Suite Sam Leifer UK 2010 HDCam OV 10 min

Taliya Finkel in person