December 2019, arsenal cinema

WANDA with a Reading

WANDA, 1970

WANDA (USA 1970) is the first and only film by director and actress Barbara Loden. Wanda (Barbara Loden) turns her back on the coal mining area of rural Pennsylvania as well as her husband and children and takes on the role of the seemingly directionless accomplice of a bank robber. As a sort of anti-Bonnie and Clyde, the film is one of the most important works in independent female filmmaking. The film will be introduced by a reading by artist Karolin Meunier. With “Aller-retour et aller”, she enters into dialogue with Wanda, Barbara Loden, and author Nathalie Léger, who dedicated a book to the story in 2012: “Supplément à la vie de Barbara Loden”. The reading in the cinema space seeks to allow the film character, actress, and writer to merge: “A woman tells her own story via that of another woman.” (Nathalie Léger) A cooperation with the KW Institute for Contemporary Art as part of the “The Making of Husbands: Christina Ramberg in Dialogue” exhibition, which runs until January 5th, 2020. (km) (11.12.)

arsenal cinema: Routine Pleasures

07:00 pm Cinema 1

Presentation Sisters

Portraits (David Hockney)

Presentation Sisters Tacita Dean
UK 2005 16 mm OV 60 min
Portraits (David Hockney) Tacita Dean
UK 2016 16 mm OV 16 min

Followed by a discussion between Tacita Dean and Katja Müller-Helle
arsenal cinema: WANDA with a Reading

07:30 pm Cinema 2

Lesung von Karolin Meunier


Reading by Karolin Meunier: „Aller-retour et aller“ approx. 30 min
Followed by: *Wanda Barbara Loden USA 1970 35 mm OV 102 min