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

07:00 pm Cinema 1


Reprise: „The Beats and the Outs“

Reprise: „The Beats and the Outs“ (Cinema 16, 25. April 1962)
The Flower Thief Ron Rice
USA 1960 16 mm OV 58 min
Break
Hägringen The Miracle Peter Weiss
Sweden 1959 35 mm OV/EnS 80 min