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


Replik: „Amos Vogel und Maya Deren“

Response: „Amos Vogel und Maya Deren“

Masha Matzke in person
Free admission
arsenal cinema: “The gatekeepers exist to be overthrown.” 
Amos Vogel – Repeats and Responses

08:30 pm Cinema 1


Reprise: „A Memorial Evening for Maya Deren“ (Cinema 16, 7. Februar 1962)

Reprise: „A Memorial Evening for Maya Deren“ (Cinema 16, 7. Februar 1962)
*The Very Eye of Night Maya Deren USA 1958
16 mm without dialogue 15 min
*Ritual in Transfigured Time Maya Deren USA 1946
16 mm silent 15 min
*A Study in Choreography For Camera Maya Deren, Talley Beatty USA 1945
16 mm silent 3 min
*At Land Maya Deren USA 1944 16 mm stumm 15 min
Meshes of the Afternoon Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid USA 1943
16 mm without dialogue 14 min
*Meditation on Violence Maya Deren, Chao-Li Chi USA 1948
16 mm without dialogue 12 min