September 2019, arsenal cinema

Women artists' program

DIE ANGREIFBAREN, 2019

For the 10th time, Arsenal is presenting works made by grant-holders of Berlin’s cultural department’s “Funding program for women artists in film/video” over the past two years. What should be underlined is the event’s open form and the fact that many of the works are still in the process of becoming. A space will be created to discuss the artistic approaches in a joint discussion. The inscription of an artist’s signature in the decisive selection of a medium of expression, the subtle approach to familial and social upheavals, the questioning of ascribed roles, the conscious transgression of traditional narrative forms in the performative exaggeration or the rejection of dramatic form are just some of the themes emerging.

We will open with DIE ANGREIFBAREN (2019) by Kerstin Cmelka and Mario Mentrup. The seemingly bizarre life of a patchwork family, in which everyone is a professional multimedia performer trying to make a living in the cultural industry, unfolds with verve in this experimental portmanteau film. In the varying narrative structures and variable visual formats, the characters turn out to be vulnerable (“angreifbar” in German): modern impostors who use plenty of energy and experimental multi-functionality to keep the suspense going and illustrate in their performances the expansive possibilities within the modern, precarious sector. A modern version of the cinema of attractions. The projects of Rachel Alliston, Ute Aurand, Heike Baranowsky, Maja Classen, Helga Fanderl, Laura Cristina Fong Próspero, Clara Jo, Gudrun Krebitz, Pantea Lachin, Christine Lang, Rita Macedo, Marita Neher, Hajnal Németh, Sarah Oh-Mock, Jana Papenbroock, Deborah S. Philips, Annegret Sachse, Anna Steinert, Moana Vonstadl and Gisela Weimann will also be presented. The printed program will give further insight into the works. (ara) (25.–29.9.)

arsenal cinema: “The gatekeepers exist to be overthrown.” 
Amos Vogel – Repeats and Responses

06:30 pm Cinema 1


Du sang, de la volupté et de la mort

Du sang, de la volupté et de la mort
Of Blood, of Pleasure and of Death A trilogy Gregory Markopoulos USA 1947–48
Part I: Psyche 16 mm without dialogue 25 min
Part II: Lysis 16 mm without dialogue 30 min
Part III: Charmides 16 mm without dialogue 15 min
Prints made available by Temenos Archive (Zürich/New York)

Robert Beavers in person
arsenal cinema: “The gatekeepers exist to be overthrown.” 
Amos Vogel – Repeats and Responses

09:00 pm Cinema 1


The Dead Ones

Swain (previously known as Rain Black, My Love)

Christmas

Flowers of Asphalt

Eldora

The Dead Ones Gregory Markopoulos USA 1949
Unfinished 35 mm silent 28 min
Swain (previously known as Rain Black, My Love)
Gregory Markopoulos USA 1950
16 mm without dialogue 24 min
Christmas U.S.A. Gregory Markopoulos USA 1949
16 mm without dialogue 8 min
Flowers of Asphalt Gregory Markopoulos USA 1951
16 mm silent 7 min
Eldora Gregory Markopoulos USA 1953
16 mm (Original: 8 mm) silent 11 min
Prints: Temenos Archive (Zürich/New York)

Robert Beavers in person