october 2020, transfer

Big Cinema, Small Cinema #36 Fast – Slow

Our next event for children aged 6 and above takes place on October 4. Films are usually projected at 24 frames per second. Whether they appear fast or slow depends on what you’re looking at, how the film was edited, how you perceive the film and sometimes also what you can hear. We will screen widely different short films that are fast or slow in one way or another. M.M. Serra’s PPII (USA 1986) has an incredible speed due to its many very short cuts. In contrast, Bruce Baillie’s ALL MY LIFE (USA 1966) is one, single shot without any cuts at all. Jonas Mekas filmed NOTES ON THE CIRCUS (USA 1966) over the course of three circus performances, but exposed all three one above the other. As a result, the viewer sees at the same time what actually occurred in a sequence. Elena Duque paints in a real filmed landscape (VALDEDIÓS , Spain 2019), creating two layers of time. And as for Ted Fendt’s THE STONE TOWER (2020), we’ll give nothing away.

september 2020, transfer

Big Cinema, Small Cinema #35 What's ringing, scratching, rustling there in the film?

Our next film event for children takes place on September 20, for all aged eight and above: Since the first time films were shown in 1895, they have been accompanied by sounds and music. Noises, music, sounds and language are combined to make a soundtrack. Before we make our own sound experiments and create a soundtrack to DÉMÉNAGEMENT À LA CLOCHE DE BOIS by Alice Guy (France 1905), we will find out what can be seen and heard in four shorts: In ROOTS (Germany 1996) by Bärbel Neubauer, colors and shapes swirl around and keep transforming themselves. In his FILMSTUDIE (Germany 1926), Hans Richter plays with light and shadows. LANTOUY by Isabell Spengler and Daniel Adams (Germany 2006) entices us into a magical world of images and sounds. Finally, in Matthias Müller and Christoph Girardet’s PLAY (Germany 2003) a moment full of suspense between thundering applause and the beginning of a piece of music being played seems to be never-ending.

august 2020, transfer

Back Again: Kinozauber

Kinozauber, Arsenal’s film education project for pre-school children, kicked off again: Now that the new school year has started, the artists of Arsenal Filmatelier will finally be able to continue their cooperation with EKT Regenbogen-Kidz and also expand the project to two more kindergartens. The project involves groups of pre-school children making several visits to Arsenal to watch experimental shorts from our collection and engage creatively with aspects such as light, shadow, color, sound, film material and projection.

february 2020, transfer

Big Cinema, Small Cinema #34: Playing with masks

The next event as part of our series for children takes place on February 16, for all those aged 5 and above: Sometimes life is wild and spectacular at the theater and cinema. Actors dress up and become magical beings. Women become butterfly women in Segundo de Chomóns LES PAPILLONS JAPONAIS (France 1908), artistes rise out from tiny boxes in a marvelous way in MAGIC BRICKS (France 1902) by the Pathé brothers. In ROSALIE DANSEUSE (France 1912) by Roméo Bosetti and THE MASQUERADER (USA 1914) by Charles Chaplin misadventurers achieve their goal humorously by disguising themselves with masks and costumes. Afterwards, there will be a chance to make masks and perform together. The composer and pianist Eunice Martins will provide live accompaniment.