January 2014, arsenal cinema

Film and Lecture Series: Research in Film Aesthetics (3)

TRAITÉ DE BAVE ET D'ÉTERNITÉ, 1951

Since reality is increasingly perceived from a critical art perspective as an unknown quantity which must be established independently of aesthetic means and elevated to the level of visibility and audibility, this film and lecture series thus presents and discusses advanced works of film art with respect to the research procedures they employ. The program was initiated by Prof. Michaela Ott (HfbK Hamburg) and Prof. Dieter Mersch (Universität Potsdam/ZHdK Zürich) and will involve the participants of the DFG graduate course "Visibility and Visual Production: Hybrid Forms of Iconic Knowledge". It presents research on as broad a possible range of experimental films, documentaries and features

TRAITÉ DE BAVE ET D'ÉTERNITÉ(Isidore Isou, France1951, 10.1., with an introduction by Martin Stefanov) is a forgotten precursor of the North American and European experimental film of the 60s and 70s. In his manifesto for a cinéma discrépant, Isou, founder of lettrism, argued for the strict separation of the levels of sound and image. His images – street scenes of Paris he shot himself and found footage from army archives, black film and unexposed film – are scratched, painted on and destroyed.

THE WAY OF THE WEED (An-Marie Lambrechts, Peter Missotten, Anne Quirynen, Germany 1997, 17.1., with an introduction by Anne Quirynen), a collaboration with William Forsythe and dancers, inserts the dancers' actions into a fictional narrative. Whilst searching through a computer, an academic comes across the vestiges of a research team that set out into the desert to carry out botanical investigations. 

BLAST OF SILENCE(Allen Baron, USA 1961, 24.1., with an introduction by Michael Mayer) Hit-man Frank Bono (Allen Baron) comes to New York before Christmas to carry out a job. This low budget production’s dark aesthetic and taciturn, laconic quality have seen it described a late film noir masterpiece.

ALLEGORIA SACRA (2011–2012, 31.1., with an introduction by Winfried Gerling) by Russian artists' group AES+F is inspired by Giovanni Bellini's painting Allegoria Sacra. (mo/al)

arsenal cinema: EXPOSED — Self-Portraits by Women

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Der Phototermin

Passage Briare

Petjades

Instructions no1

Glauben Sie nicht, dass ich eine Amazone bin

Displacement of a cultural self-portrait I

Displacement of a cultural self-portrait VI

Me series (selection)

Stündlich I–III

Programm 3: (I)nscriptions
Der Phototermin
Friedl vom Gröller Austria 2010 16 mm 3 min
Passage Briare
Friedl vom Gröller Austria 2009 16 mm 3 min
Petjades
Fina Miralles Spain 1976 DVD 2 min
Instructions no1
Sanja Iveković Yugoslavia 1976 Digital file 6 min
Glauben Sie nicht, dass ich eine Amazone bin
Ulrike Rosenbach
Germany 1975 DVD 10 min
Displacement of a cultural self-portrait I
Funda Özgünaydin Germany 2008 DVD 4 min
Displacement of a cultural self-portrait VI
Funda Özgünaydin Germany 2011 DVD 4 min
Me series (selection)
Ghazel Iran 1997–2008 DVD 18 min
Stündlich I–III
Milena Gierke Germany 1992–2012 35 mm 25 min

Introduced by Maria Morata
arsenal cinema: Retrospective Howard Hawks

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby USA 1938
With Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn
35 mm OV/GeS 94 min