November 2019, arsenal cinema

The Harun Farocki Institute Presents

HARD SELLING

Changes in political system produce images, words, and sounds. Not just the “currency union” or “German Reunification” in 1990, but also the financial crisis in Argentina in 2001 mark systemic interventions at a macro-political level, whereby the regulatory role of the start is taken on by the mechanisms of the deregulated market. The Harun Farocki Institute presents HARD SELLING(Harun Farocki) on the one hand, conversations with an Adidas travelling salesman in Brandenburg in 1990 which describe the transition from East Germany to a market capitalist system by way of sport and leisure items; on the other, material from Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann stemming from their time in Buenos Aires in 2001. They show the protests that accompanied the financial crisis in Argentina. While one state disappears here, there the economy is being denationalized. Visual strategies enter into a relationship of tension with systemic crises and uncompleted protests. With guests A. Creischer und A. Siekmann (dm) (20.11.)

Unfortunately Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann cannot be present, as announced in the Arsenal program. We will organize an event with them at a later stage. Instead, we will show material in connection with "Hard Selling."

arsenal cinema: Filmmakers’ Choice: DDR – ohne Titel & WOEST – ohne Titel

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Leipzig im Herbst

In Berlin 16.10.–4.11.89

Program 1 „DDR – ohne Titel“
*Leipzig im Herbst Andreas Voigt, Gerd Kroske, Sebastian Richter
GDR 1989 35 mm 52 min
*In Berlin 16.10.–4.11.89 Jochen Denzler, Petra Tschörtner, Hans Wintgen
GDR 1989 35 mm 65 min

Presented by Clarissa Thieme
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour:
 Of Forms and Figures – Choreographies in Film

07:30 pm Cinema 1


Hsia nu/A Touch of Zen

Hsia nu/A Touch of Zen
King Hu Taiwan 1971
DCP OV/GeS 180 min

arsenal cinema: Filmmakers’ Choice: DDR – ohne Titel & WOEST – ohne Titel

09:30 pm Cinema 2


DDR – Ohne Titel

Former East/Former West

Die DDR hat es nie gegeben / Appell

Program 2 „WOEST – ohne Titel“
*DDR – Ohne Titel Harry Rag
Germany 1991 16 mm 60 min
*Former East/Former West Shelly Silver
USA 1994 Digital file 62 min
Die DDR hat es nie gegeben / Appell Clarissa Thieme
Germany 2016 Digital file 4 min

Presented by Clarissa Thieme