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: Retrospective Pietro Germi

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Alfredo, Alfredo

Alfredo, Alfredo Italy/France 1972
With Dustin Hoffman, Stefania Sandrelli, Saro Urzì
35 mm OV/EnS 107 min

arsenal cinema: Technologies of Violence

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Symbolic Threats

Black Transparency

Fragments on Machines

Road Trip to the Dutch Mountains

Land of Desire – Happy is the New Black

Stopover in Dubai

Hyperoptics: Visibiltiy or invisibility
Symbolic Threats Matthias Wermke, Lutz Henke, Mischa Leinkauf
Germany 2015 Digital file English OV 15 min
Black Transparency Metahaven NL 2013 Digital file English OV 14 min
Fragments on Machines Emma Charles UK 2013 Digital file OV 15 min
Road Trip to the Dutch Mountains Michiel van Bakel NL 2015 Digital file OV 3 min
Land of Desire – Happy is the New Black
Donna Verheijden NL 2016 Digital file OV/EnS 18 min
Stopover in Dubai Chris Marker F 2011 Digital file OV/EnS 27 min

Introduced by Maria Morata