June 2018, arsenal cinema

Vaginal Davis Presents Contemporary Vinegar Syndrome

Vaginal Davis

Vaginal Davis is back! Our film archaeologist is returning with a brand new program! Vinegar syndrome (with its strong smell) is the name given to the degradation of film caused by the chemical reaction of cellulose triacetate meeting humidity (this can be observed at the terrarium at the MARS restaurant). But is that all? Or are there other theories linked to the vinegar syndrome that are still to be discovered? Along with Daniel Hendrickson, Ms. Davis will examine the cause and effect of aging processes in many parts of the city. The first edition will take place in the Fichte-Bunker. NB: You need to have Arsenal membership to attend. You can get this from the cinema or at the bunker (Fichtestrasse 6) itself on the evening. If you want to help save other films from succumbing to vinegar syndrome, you can do this by becoming a member of arsenal freundeskreis. (27., 28. & 29.6.)

arsenal cinema: Anna May Wong – Star, Icon, Boundary Breaker

07:30 pm Cinema 1


Chu Chin Chow

Chu Chin Chow Walter Forde UK 1934
With Anna May Wong, George Robey, Fritz Kortner
35 mm OV 93 min

arsenal cinema: Technologies of violence

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Soft Materials

Da vinci

Feelers (Esotropia II )

Le système miroir

In Waking Hours

The Quantified Body
Soft Materials Daria Martin UK 2004 Digital file without dialogue 10 min
Da vinci Yuri Ancarani Italy 2012 Blu-ray without dialogue 25 min
Feelers (Esotropia II) Nadav Assor USA 2012 Digital file OV/EnS 16 min
Le système miroir Eva Zornio Switzerland 2015 Digital file OV/EnS 17 min
In Waking Hours Sarah Vanagt & Katrien Vanagt
Belgium 2015 Digital file English and French OV 18 min

Introduced by Maria Morata