November 2017, arsenal cinema

FU-Seminar: Autofiction

FUSES, 1965-68

The subject is marked by way of autobiographical and performative gestures; an unstable, yet productive figure which is constructed, summoned up, and repressed. Subjectivity has become a central production factor. Stories are evoked via (supposed) autobiographical settings, fictional series are introduced by home movie trailers. A critical conception of the subject meets an anthropomorphic camera and questions of memory, alterity, and trauma affect film as a form of cultural memory. Subjectively narrated experimental (auto)biographies, diary films, shifting performative figures, and “biomythographies” enriched with documentary gestures are all to be shown. Narrative discoveries are inherent to auto-ethnographic strategies. The relationships of the image, truth, and self-evidence of non-fictional forms of narrative require that the documentary gesture be clarified. A screening with examples from the Arsenal collection. (mb) (13. & 20.11.)

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04:00 pm Cinema 1

In the Street

Autoblicke / Views from A Car

Street’s Angels


In the Street Helen Levitt, James Agee, Janice Loeb
USA 1948 16 mm silent 16 min
Autoblicke / Views from A Car Milena Gierke
D 1990 Digital file 2 min
Street’s Angels Khaled Mzher
Libanon/D 2017 Digital file 4 min
Kinozauber Kinder der EKT Regenbogen-Kidz
D 2020 6 min
For all aged 6 and up

Moderated by Anna Faroqhi & Haim Peretz
arsenal cinema: And Life Goes On – Abbas Kiarostami Retrospective

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Gozaresh The Report Iran 1977
DCP OV/EnS 112 min