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Forum Expanded Think Film No. 7

„Archival Constellations“

Thursday, 14.02. 10:00–21:15
Werkstattkino, silent green Kulturquartier, Gerichtstraße 35, 13347 Berlin

The focus of our annual symposium is, as always, unexplored, forgotten, or precarious film archives as well as archival projects in different places. Each of them is confronted with local challenges and problems, but they also always touch on global questions, thereby producing surprising connections. This year Think Film is taking place under the umbrella of the Arsenal project “Archive außer sich”, a collaborative series of interdisciplinary research, presentation, and exhibition projects that deal with our film cultural heritage and its archives.

All panels, talks and presentations in English.

Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst)

Archive außer sich
SAVVY Contemporary, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Film Feld Forschung, Harun Farocki Institut, Pong Film GmbH

Unpacking Histories – Film Archives and Their Consequences (Update)
Didi Cheeka, Maged Nader, Sonia Campanini, Edmund Peters, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus

Lunch Break and Guided Tour
MARS Café & SAVVY Contemporary

Shadow Circus – The Witness as an Agent of Resistance
Natasha Ginwala, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam

Of Strikes, Visions and Friendships – The Yugantar Film Collective
Abha Bhaiya, Deepa Dhanraj, Nicole Wolf


Facts of Mind / Fictions of Matter – Vever (for Barbara) by Deborah Stratman
Deborah Stratman, Nanna Heidenreich

Of Dust and Rubies – A Film on Suspension
Talal Afifi, Eiman Hussein, Haytham El-Wardany, Tamer El Said, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus

Outlines for a Communist Museum in Palestine
Ayreen Anastas, Rene Gabri

“Archive außer sich” is a project of Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V., part of a cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and Pina Bausch Foundation, part of The New Alphabet, a HKW project, supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media due to a ruling of the German Bundestag.
Participating institutions are the Archive of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Film Feld Forschung gGmbH, Harun Farocki Institut, SAVVY Contemporary, pong film GmbH as well as the master degree course “Filmculture: Archiving, Programming, Presentation” at the Goethe University Frankfurt and the Seminar for Film Studies at Freie Universität Berlin.

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media
  • Logo des Programms NeuStart Kultur