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.)

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

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Studie II (Halluzinationen)

Tagning Öyvind Fahlström

Tagning Narkomaner


Ansikten i skugga


The Lead Shoes

Studie II (Halluzinationen) Peter Weiss
Sweden 1952 16 mm without dialogue 5 min
Tagning Öyvind Fahlström Peter Weiss
Sweden 1961 Digital file OV 11 min
Tagning Narkomaner Peter Weiss
Sweden 1961 Digital file without dialogue 6 min
Aube Jean-Claude Sée Frankreich 1950–51
16 mm without dialogue 21 min
Ansikten i skugga Gesichter im Schatten Peter Weiss
Sweden 1956 16 mm OV 13 min
Ateljéinteriör The Studio of Dr. Faust Peter Weiss
Sweden 1956 16 mm OV 10 min
The Lead Shoes Sidney Peterson
USA 1949 16 mm OV 17 min
Prints Peter Weiss: Filmform, Stockholm

Martin Grennberger in person