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 Shinsuke Ogawa and Ogawa Pro

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Sennen kizami no hidokei – Magino-mura monogatari

*Sennen kizami no hidokei – Magino-mura monogatari
The Sundial Carved with a Thousand Years of Notches – The Magino Village Story
Shinsuke Ogawa Japan 1986 16 mm OV/GeS 222 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Special and Visual Effects

07:15 pm Cinema 1

Der schweigende Stern

*Der schweigende Stern Kurt Maetzig
GDR/Poland 1959 DCP 90 min

arsenal cinema: Showcasing Carlos Reygadas

09:00 pm Cinema 1

Batalla en el cielo

Batalla en el cielo Battle in Heaven
Mexico/B/F/G/NL 2005
35 mm OV/GeS 98 min