Once again this August the Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art is putting on its Summer School. Over three days, 25 participants, Arsenal staff, and invited guests will tackle themes at the intersections of theory and practice.
The Arsenal Archive contains more than 10,000 analog film prints from the history of independent cinema worldwide. It arose out of the living practice of cinema and festivals and is therefore a reflection of international connections in film culture. If there is anything that links the films, then it is a practice of resistance, aesthetically, culturally, politically. At the same time, each film is singular, also in view of its layers of production of reception. What if a copy turns out to be the only one? And that at a time in which the digital availability of a film is what provides it with its place in the public consciousness in the first place? As part of the 13th Summer School we will watch, research, and discuss these unique prints: What is their relevance in the present, and what need for action arises from this? In order to make the experience of a first collective viewing more useful, the titles of three of these unique copies will not be revealed before the screenings. In the evening program we will be showing films that have already been made available again through digital restoration.
With Marina Carvalho, Gesa Knolle, Kornelia Kugler, Annette Lingg, Petna Ndaliko Katondolo, Bert Rebhandl, Markus Ruff, Lena Siebertz, Shelly Silver, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus.
Some of the events will take place in German language, others in English.
All those interested can register at email@example.com
The number of participants is limited.