November 2017, arsenal cinema

FU-Seminar: Autofiction

FUSES, 1965-68

The subject is marked by way of autobiographical and performative gestures; an unstable, yet productive figure which is constructed, summoned up, and repressed. Subjectivity has become a central production factor. Stories are evoked via (supposed) autobiographical settings, fictional series are introduced by home movie trailers. A critical conception of the subject meets an anthropomorphic camera and questions of memory, alterity, and trauma affect film as a form of cultural memory. Subjectively narrated experimental (auto)biographies, diary films, shifting performative figures, and “biomythographies” enriched with documentary gestures are all to be shown. Narrative discoveries are inherent to auto-ethnographic strategies. The relationships of the image, truth, and self-evidence of non-fictional forms of narrative require that the documentary gesture be clarified. A screening with examples from the Arsenal collection. (mb) (13. & 20.11.)

arsenal cinema: FU-Seminar: Autofiction

05:00 pm Cinema 2


Afrique sur Seine

An Avantgarde Home Movie

Notebook

All my Life

Fuses

Subjektitüde

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe

*Afrique sur Seine Jacques Mélo Kane, Mamadou Sarr, Paulin
Soumanou Vieyra France 1957 16 mm 21 min
*An Avantgarde Home Movie Stan Brakhage USA 1961 16 mm 4 min
*Notebook Marie Menken USA 1962 16 mm 11 min
*All my Life Bruce Baillie USA 1966 16 mm 3 min
*Fuses Carolee Schneeman USA 1965–1968 16 mm 22 min
*Subjektitüde Helke Sander FRG 1970 16 mm 5 min
*Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe Les Blank USA 1980 16 mm 20 min

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07:00 pm Cinema 2


Verstecken

Ein Leben

Die fidele Bäckerin

Verstecken Helke Misselwitz GDR 1979 Digital file 9 min
Ein Leben Helke Hoffmann GDR 1980 Digital file 30 min
Die fidele Bäckerin Helke Misselwitz GDR 1982 Digital file 59 min

Introduced by Ralf Forster
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07:30 pm Cinema 1


Wúlu

Wúlu Daouda Coulibaly Mali/France 2016
DCP OV/EnS 95 min

Opening Protagonist Ibrahim Koma in person