June 2019, arsenal cinema


Film Feld Forschung has set itself the goal of using the interior and exterior spaces of the listed building in which silent green Kulturquartier is housed to explore the medium of film in both theory and practice. A year-long series of events, workshops and exhibitions deals with the materiality of film and the earth as an archive.
Film is a medium of memory but what comprises and shapes its memory? How does film relate to the material of film itself and to the materiality of what is pictured? What is the physical relationship between bodies and landscape and the image and thus the observer and his/her environment? Attention is paid to the diverse relations, materials and temporalities in the earth and with the earth, for example the way they inform the principles of permaculture. How can the interplay between plundering and repair be reinterpreted for the prospects of the moving image, the cinema and the understanding of archives?
“Contested Grounds” is the common title of two programs at Arsenal. One explores the oeuvre of Corinne and Arthur Cantrill, while the other explores the works of the Japanese filmmaker Shinsuke Ogawa and his collective Ogawa Pro. Stoffwechsel opens on 30th May with an installation of film works by Arthur and Corinne Cantrill, Kerstin Schroedinger and Mareike Bernien in the Betonhalle of silent green. Dagie Brundert and Philip Hoffman will conduct a workshop called Under the Strawberry Sun, Organic Film Processing. Their film works will be screened on 31st May and 1st June at silent green. A two-week permaculture course for urban spaces called SOIL – CITY – SOLIDARITY will start on June 1st (silent-green.net).
Curated by Bettina Ellerkamp, Jörg Heitmann, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus and Nicole Wolf.
A Film Feld Forschung project as part of Archive außer sich.

arsenal cinema: Contested Grounds: Films by Arthur and Corinne Cantrill

07:00 pm Cinema 2

At Eltham, a Metaphor on Death

At Uluru

*At Eltham, a Metaphor on Death
Australia 1974 16 mm OV 24 min
*At Uluru Australia 1977
16 mm OV 80 min

arsenal cinema: Book presentation: Werner Schroeter

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Die Generalprobe / La répétition générale

Die Generalprobe / La répétition générale
Werner Schroeter FRG/F 1980 16 mm OV/EnS 89 min

Followed by a discussion with Roy Grundmann and Gertrud Koch
arsenal cinema: Contested Grounds: Films by Arthur and Corinne Cantrill

09:00 pm Cinema 2

Earth Message

Ocean at Point Lookout

*Earth Message Australia 1970
16 mm OV 23 min
*Ocean at Point Lookout Australia 1977
16 mm OV 45 min