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Das Filmpoem KALEIDOSCOPE läuft am
Samstag, den 11. November, 18 Uhr
im LICHTBLICK-KINO, Berlin
in Anwesenheit des Filmemachers Telemach Wiesinger

http://www.lichtblick-kino.org/

LINK for 3-MINUTES-TRAILER KALEIDOSCOPE
https://vimeo.com/127069018

Der Filmtitel „KALEIDOSCOPE“ bedeutet übersetzt etwa “schöne Formen sehen” und ist ein Film Poem des Bildkünstlers Telemach Wiesinger, mit 16-mm Schwarzweiß-Film auf zahlreichen Fahrten durch Europa und Nordamerika aufgezeichnet. Die zu abstrahierten Travelogues komponierten einzelnen Filmsequenzen zeigen Stationen menschlichen Unterwegsseins, Beobachtens und Entdeckens - oder auch Strandens. Vielfältige Verkehrsmittel, Straßenzüge und Schilder stehen für eine Welt, die immer in Bewegung ist.

„KALEIDOSCOPE“ ist ein „Film Poem“ in 21 Kapiteln, mit dem Telemach Wiesinger an seinen früheren Film PASSAGE (2008) anknüpft. Bilder für den Langfilm sind während zahlreicher Fahrten durch Europa und Nordamerika auf 16-mm Schwarzweiß-Film aufgezeichnet.

Die zu abstrahierten Travelogues komponierten einzelnen Filmsequenzen zeigen Stationen menschlichen Unterwegsseins, Beobachtens und Entdeckens - oder auch Strandens. Vielfältige Verkehrsmittel, Straßenzüge und Schilder stehen für eine Welt, die immer in Bewegung ist.

Der Filmtitel „KALEIDOSCOPE“ bedeutet aus dem Griechischen übertragen etwa „schöne Formen sehen“ (kaló = schön, eidos = Form, Gestalt und skopéin = schauen, sehen, betrachten).

Tatsächlich sind es viele betrachtenswerte Schauplätze, die in den komponierten Filmbildern wie im Kaleidoskop-Spiegel reflektieren: die vielfältigen Strukturen bewegten Wassers etwa oder der Ingenieurkunst, wie man sie noch bei Schwebefähren und Stahlbrücken findet.  Oft ist es auch Skurriles, das den Filmographen am Wegesrand zum Lachen brachte oder nachdenklich machte.  

Zu den assoziativ verknüpften Bildkapiteln stellt Telemach Wiesinger Zwischentitel: Begriffe wie z.B. „Transit“ oder „Amplitude“ und Zeichen, die weitere Gedankenspiele eröffnen.  So entstehen im Betrachter wie zuvor im Filmemacher,  innere Geschichten, die diese Bilder in unterschiedliche Beziehung zueinander und zur Jetztwelt setzen. Dass diese Bezüge räumliche Distanzen überspringen, weist zugleich den Geist des „erfahren“ Reisenden und des Gestalters aus: Außer dem poetischen Erzählstrang sind etwa Linien, Kontraste und unterschiedliche Schnittrhythmen relevant.

Aus enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem Musiker und Komponisten Alexander Grebtschenko resultiert der Ton zum Film, bestehend aus zeitgenössischen Musikstücken von Adrian Belew, Hayden Chisholm, Laurent de Wilde / Otisto 23, Andreas Gogol, Jojo Mayer, Gert-Jan Prins, Tobias Schwab, Gregory Taylor.

(Thomas Spiegelmann)

http://www.telemach-wiesinger.de/english/kinematographie/kaleidoscope_fs.htm

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Plug Yourself Into The Kaos!

Iron Curtain | A Cacophonic Audio Visual Happening featuring Mark Reeder, Bob Rutman, Dirk Kalinowski, Wolfram Spyra and YOU! Fri Nov 10th 7pm.

28 years after the tumbling of the Berlin wall our good friends of the Iron Curtain project celebrate the role of punk, chaos and art on both sides of the formerly divided Berlin. Still anarchists from the heart, the gang, together with friends will create a wild mash up of live music, video footage, old tapes and lost tunes into 28 minutes of pure chance, noise and fun.

And here’s where you can become part of this spontaneous symphony. Bring any tunes, recordings, tapes from that time and plug it into the sound systems. Tons of cables are at hand, but best if you come with your own device.

The frenzy starts at 7pm at the Galiläa church (now the home of the museum of youth resistance), Rigaer Straße 9, 10247 Berlin.

A true Fuck Yeah Old School event not to be missed.

See you there :)

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Directors Lounge Screening
Verena Kyselka
Nomadic Drift

Thursday, 26 October 2017
21:00
Z-Bar
Bergstraße 2
10115 Berlin-Mitte

The Berlin artist Verena Kyselka presents her video works connected with art projects in different countries. Born in Erfurt, Thuringia and having studied at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, her video work is related with her earlier emphasis on performance. She further works with installations, collages and photography. Her interest in questions of identity let her investigate people’s connection with culture, tradition and ethnic differences. Her many projects in Asian, Arabic and Latin American countries started with invitations to Taiwan, where she has collaborated and exhibited many times with local and international artists. Her quest for identity, especially of women, gives her a distinct interest in how people live, how artists live, and how they connect contemporary life with tradition. It also brought her attention to ethnic minorities, people of indigenous background or to people whose families or peoples had to migrate in the past.

Artists who research on ethnographic themes often do not dwell much on cultural differences within the countries they are interested in. Traditions of other countries are often seen as singular, unicultural and seen as unchanging during generations. Cultural changes related to migration or ethnic domination however are rarely perceived.

In her projects, Verena Kyselka often collaborates with local artists. Performance artists, musicians or people unrelated to contemporary art appear in Verena’s films and express their issues through their art. In this way, the video artist transforms the documentary idea into a multi-layered cultural expression with many voices, instead of attempting to “objectively” record ethnographical sources.

The screening will present a large selection of her video work from different countries. The artist will be present for Q&A.

Artist Link:
http://verena-kyselka.de/

Links:
Directors Lounge  http://www.directorslounge.net
Richfilm  http://www.richfilm.de/currentUpload/
Z-Bar  http://www.z-bar.de

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DORIS SCHMID.  PROJEKTIONEN
Book Presentation
Friday, 20 October, 19.00
Echo Bücher, Berlin
Grüntalerstrasse 9, 13357 Berlin

Introduction: Klaus W. Eisenlohr
Concert by Katharina Klement (Zither, Elektronic)

Doris Schmid is a Berlin artist who has contributed to Directors Lounge screenings and festivals for many years. The book is connected with a screening of Doris Schmid at Directors Lounge Screenings in September 2014. The discussion with curator Klaus W. Eisenlohr after the screening was recorded and resumed on another day. The edited version of the conversation gives a valuable insight of the ideas, background and process of filmmaking of Doris Schmid. The book altogether has become an art project interweaving filmstills, photographs, texts and responses of divers musicians and authors.

DORIS SCHMID.  PROJEKTIONEN
Artist book, 2017, Hardcover
Deutsch / Englisch, 192 Seiten
Schlebrügge.editor Verlag für zeitgenössische Kunst, Wien

With contributions by Klaus W. Eisenlohr, Katharina Klement, Klaus Merz,
Jürgen Palmtag and Thomas Peter

Grafik design: Petra Egg, Translation: Helen Adkins

Echo Bücher
Grüntalerstrasse 9, 13357 Berlin
www.echobuecher.com

Looking forward to see you at the book presentation!
Doris and everybody involved

www.schlebruegge.com/de/content/doris-schmid-projektionen
www.dorisschmid.net
www.echobuecher.com

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Directors Lounge at the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.), the innovative art fair, October 27 – 29, 2017

Expect genre-straddling slices of cinematic art and cuts of media experimentation at the C.A.R. Video Lounge!

Dedicated presentations include select moving image work from Experiments in Cinema, a festival designed to bring the international community of cinematic experimentalists to Nuevo Mexico to inspire a new generation of media activists to participate in shaping future trends of cultural representation. On top, we will be screening various animations from the Medienwerkstatt Berlin, an artist-run project of the BBK Berlin offering production facilities for media artists.

Find the Directors Lounge booth and the C.A.R. Video Lounge (Auditorium) in the SANAA building at World Heritage Zeche Zollverein. Stop by, say hello and take in our delectable film selection … See you at C.A.R.!


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Participating Artists & Filmmakers (DL Booth and C.A.R. Video Lounge):

Deborah Kelly, Kyra Clegg, Paul Tarragó, APOTROPIA (Antonella Mignone + Cristiano Panepuccia), Ruth Hayes, Dianna Barrie, Allan Brown, Guli Silberstein, Richard Ashrowan, Caryn Cline, Linda Fenstermaker, Reed O'Beirne, Kristen Lauth Shaeffer, Ian Haig, Natasha Cantwell, Patricia McInroy, Salise Hughes, Ra di Martino, Julia Murakami, André Werner, Carola Göllner, Visuman,Maria Felix Korporal, Laurent Bebín (Carbon Cream), Petra Lottje, Herbert Liffers, Lina Walde, Heike Hamann, Darko Aleksovski, Sandra Becker, Marissa Rae Niederhauser, Weronika Skonieczna, Karen Thastum (Tura Ya Moya), Anett Vietzke & Veronika Bökelmann, Rosanna Chizhova, Lioba von den Driesch, Betty Böhm, Helen Anna Flanagan, Juliane Ebner
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contemporary art ruhr, 
the innovative art fair

World Cultural Heritage Site Zollverein XII, 
Gelsenkirchener Str. 181/ 209 

45309 Essen, Germany

Opening hours:
Friday, October 27, 8 pm, V.I.P.-Preview, 6 pm

Public fair hours:
Saturday, October 28, 12 am – 8 pm
Sunday, October, 29, 11 am – 7 pm

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pictured:
“Copper Perforation Loop Triptych” by Ruth Hayes

”Michael Caine -The look III” by Carola Göllner

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Directors Lounge at the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.),
the innovative art fair, October 27 – 29, 2017

Expect genre-straddling slices of cinematic art and cuts of media experimentation at the C.A.R. Video Lounge!

Dedicated presentations include select moving image work from Experiments in Cinema, a festival designed to bring the international community of cinematic experimentalists to Nuevo Mexico to inspire a new generation of media activists to participate in shaping future trends of cultural representation. On top, we will be screening various animations from the Medienwerkstatt Berlin, an artist-run project of the BBK Berlin offering production facilities for media artists.

Find the Directors Lounge booth and the C.A.R. Video Lounge (Auditorium) in the SANAA building at World Heritage Zeche Zollverein. Stop by, say hello and take in our delectable film selection … See you at C.A.R.!

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Participating Artists & Filmmakers (DL Booth and C.A.R. Video Lounge):

Deborah Kelly, Kyra Clegg, Paul Tarragó, APOTROPIA (Antonella Mignone + Cristiano Panepuccia), Ruth Hayes, Dianna Barrie, Allan Brown, Guli Silberstein, Richard Ashrowan, Caryn Cline, Linda Fenstermaker, Reed O'Beirne, Kristen Lauth Shaeffer, Ian Haig, Natasha Cantwell, Patricia McInroy, Salise Hughes, Ra di Martino, Julia Murakami, André Werner, Carola Göllner, Visuman,Maria Felix Korporal, Laurent Bebín (Carbon Cream), Petra Lottje, Herbert Liffers, Lina Walde, Heike Hamann, Darko Aleksovski, Sandra Becker, Marissa Rae Niederhauser, Weronika Skonieczna, Karen Thastum (Tura Ya Moya), Anett Vietzke & Veronika Bökelmann, Rosanna Chizhova, Lioba von den Driesch, Betty Böhm, Helen Anna Flanagan, Juliane Ebner.

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contemporary art ruhr, 
the innovative art fair

World Cultural Heritage Site Zollverein XII, 
Gelsenkirchener Str. 181/ 209 

45309 Essen, Germany 

Opening hours:
Friday, October 27, 8 pm, V.I.P.-Preview, 6 pm

Public fair hours:
Saturday, October 28, 12 am – 8 pm
Sunday, October, 29, 11 am – 7 pm

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pictured:
“Copper Perforation Loop Triptych” by Ruth Hayes

”Michael Caine -The look III” by Carola Göllner

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Select moving image work from Experiments in Cinema
at C.A.R. Video Lounge

We are proud to present a special program curated by our comrade Bryan Konefsky, founder and mastermind behind Experiments In Cinema, at the  contemporary art ruhr, 27-29 Oct. 2017.

Select moving image work from Experiments in Cinema, a festival designed to bring the international community of cinematic experimentalists to Nuevo Mexico to inspire a new generation of media activists to participate in shaping future trends of cultural representation.

www.experimentsincinema.org 

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Artist list: Deborah Kelly, Kyra Clegg, Paul Tarragó, APOTROPIA (Antonella Mignone + Cristiano Panepuccia), Ruth Hayes, Dianna Barrie, Allan Brown, Guli Silberstein, Richard Ashrowan, Caryn Cline, Linda Fenstermaker and Reed O'Beirne, Kristen Lauth Shaeffer, Ian Haig, Natasha Cantwell, Patricia McInroy, Salise Hughes, Ra di Martino.

Detailed info: Directors Lounge at the Contemporary Art Ruhr 2017
 

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C.A.R. Video Lounge | the complete EIC program:

Deborah Kelly, LYING WOMEN, 4 min, 2016, Australia
Kyra Clegg, Shadow Show, 4.25 min, 2015, Scotland
Paul Tarragó, Skipper (Mistic Speech), 12.5 min, 2016, UK
APOTROPIA (Antonella Mignone + Cristiano Panepuccia), Kintsugi, 4.5 min, 2014, Italy
Ruth Hayes, Copper Perforation Loop Triptych, 3.5 min, 2016, USA
Dianna Barrie, Last Train, 12.5 min, 2016, Australia
Allan Brown, Re-mesmerizing from Ormtown to Parc Lafontaine, 5.5 min, 2016, Canada
Guli Silberstein, Cut Out, 4.5 min, 2014, UK
Richard Ashrowan, Five Angels, 5 min, 2016, Scotland
Caryn Cline, Linda Fenstermaker and Reed O'Beirne TRI-Alogue, no. 2,
3 min, 2016, USA
Kristen Lauth Shaeffer, 349, 3.25 min, 2015, USA
Ian Haig, Analogue, 2 min, 2016, Australia
Natasha Cantwell, The Solar System (In Luncheon Meat), 1 min, 2013, New
Zealand
Patricia McInroy, Stopped in Time, 2.5 min, 2016, Cuba
Salise Hughes, The Swimmer, 4 min, 2012, USA
Ra di Martino, A Short History of Abandoned Places, 10 min, 2012, Morocco


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pictured: “Copper Perforation Loop Triptych” by Ruth Hayes and “A Short History of Abandoned Places” by Ra di Martino

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Animations by the Medienwerkstatt im Kulturwerk des bbk berlin at C.A.R. Video Lounge

Directors Lounge is pleased to present a selection of animations created by our partner Medienwerkstatt Berlin at the contemporary art ruhr, 27-29 Oct. 2017.

Since 2009, the artist run media workspace of the bbks´s Kulturwerk supplies infrastructure and media knowledge for visual artists to realise media art works.

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In order to initiate cooperation and to share knowledge the media workspace is creating an expert-pool. Regulary meetings on media and art support media artists in Berlin and help networking between them. Themes are media borderlands and a critical understanding of new media. Also there is a wide offer of workshops at the Bildungswerk open for all visual artists in Berlin that are looking for support in their media work.

www.medienwerkstatt-berlin.jimdo.com

Detailed info: Directors Lounge at the Contemporary Art Ruhr 2017


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C.A.R Video Lounge |
the complete Medienwerkstatt Berlin program:


Maria Felix Korporal Eine Katze hat sieben Leben | A Cat Has Seven Lives 07:32 min
Laurent Bebín (Carbon Cream) weit weg | far away 00:50 min
Petra Lottje Fragen an den Mond | Questions to the Moon 04:46 min
Herbert Liffers Pendel | „Pendulum“ 03:12 min
Lina Walde In circles 02:35 min
Heike Hamann WG | WG (flatsharing) 03:00 min
Darko Aleksovski Texturen | Textures 01:17 min
Sandra Becker Mont Royal 02:20 min
Marissa Rae Niederhauser Heiligtum|Zuflucht | Sanctuary 02:42 min
Weronika Skonieczna Nein I No 00:21 min
Karen Thastum (Tura Ya Moya) Eis 02:00 min
Anett Vietzke & Veronika Bökelmann Rückzug | Retreat 05:00 min
Rosanna Chizhova Selbstportrait | SelfPortrait 05:00 min
Lioba von den Driesch heute wird morgen gestern sein | tomorrow today will be yersterday 02:00 min
Betty Böhm Nocturne  03:00 min
Helen Anna Flanagan Trance 02:13 min
Juliane Ebner Landstrich | Stretch of Land 09:00 min

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pictured: “Eine Katze hat sieben Leben” by  Maria Felix Korporal /  “Mont Royal” by Sandra Becker

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The Coolest of the Cool.

Legendary actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at the age of 91.

Harry Dean Stanton, who starred in Repo Man, Paris, Texas, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Big Love in a career that spanned over seven decades, died peacefully Friday afternoon.

In addition to his movie career, Stanton also had a lifelong love of music, frequently playing in Los Angeles with his Harry Stanton Band. 

He will be deeply missed.

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Directors Lounge Screening:
Crooked Beauty
Films by
Ken Paul Rausenthal

Ken Paul Rosenthal, filmmaker from San Francisco will present his films at Lichtblick, Berlin

Lichtblick-Kino
Kastanienallee 77
10435 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

Crooked Beauty (2010, 30 minutes)
This internationally acclaimed poetic documentary chronicles artist-activist Jacks McNamara’s transformative journey from psych ward inpatient to pioneering mental health advocacy. It is an intimate portrait of her intense personal quest to live with courage and dignity, and a powerful critique of standard psychiatric treatments. Poignant testimonials connect the fissures and fault lines of human nature to the unstable topography and mercurial weather patterns of the San Francisco Bay Area.

In Light, In! (2013, 12 minutes)
A haunting, visual essay about the awkward and angry junctures where our culture struggles to manage its emotional distress. Images recycled from 1950’s-era educational films are accompanied by original compositions by world-renowned cellist, Zoe Keating.

Director Bio
Ken Paul Rosenthal is a cinema artist and mental health advocate whose current work explores the geography of madness through the regenerative power of nature, urban landscapes, home movies, and archival footage from social hygiene films. His films are visually sensual, emotionally intelligent works of art that also function as tools for personal and societal transformation. His films, Crooked Beauty and In Light, In! have collectively won eighteen awards, screened in sixty film festivals, and been presented in person at dozens of peer support networks, universities, mental health symposium and community events worldwide.

http://www.lichtblick-kino.org/
http://directorslounge.net
http://www.kenpaulrosenthal.com

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Directors Lounge Screening
Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat
The Other Side
Thursday, 27 Juli 2017

21:00
Z-Bar
Bergstraße 2
10115 Berlin-Mitte

Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat, artist couple visiting from North Carolina, United States, will present their films.

Being a Flaneur, walking to explore the city and the society, exploring modernity and the anachronisms of life on foot does not really make sense in the United States. The equivalence in Northern America would be the road movie: comprising the change of media, change of speed, change of surmounted distances. Bill Brown is one of the filmmakers in the US who hit the road many times to make movies. Born in Lubbock, Texas, he has lived in many cities, Chicago being one of them. His movies, not what you would typically call road movies, have the quality of artistic ethnographic research, or one could also say psycho-geography.

“The Other Side 2005” started as a coast to coast trip from Texas to California similar to a trip Brown undertook some years earlier in the United States, along the Canadian border. In the South, the artist was soon confronted with border control, border activism (helping people in trouble trying to cross the border in the desert), abandoned migrant camps and personal stories, walls and fences. When finishing the film, the artist thought, this would be a film about a short term issue, not that it would rise to a political quarrel until now. Bill still narrates the film with the dry humor he used in his earlier film, but the film became intrinsically political, even more so when watching it now, more than 10 years later.

Sabine Gruffat on the other hand is an artist working with two kinds of artistic stance, a rather experimental, almost abstract point of view, and a documentary style, mixed with political demeanor.  “A Return to the Return to Reason” is an astonishing remake of Man Ray’s movie from 1923 with means of “art and tech”. Even though it almost looks like hand-knitted, it is made by laser-carving onto real film. A similar kind of hybrid quality between analog and digital also marks “Headlines” which uses animation software to layer and animate newspaper headlines and part of printed articles. Unlike David Gatten, well-known for animating letters on analogue film, the project has a less enigmatic, mysterious quality about the meaning of letters or words, but is a reaction to the discrepancies Sabine found reading the New York Times while living in a remote place in North Carolina.

The couple has been working together for several year. The most
recent and joint project, “Amarillo Ramp” will be a German/European
Premiere. It is connected with Land Art and specifically Robert
Smithson. The film is a tribute to Smithsons work at large, while
dwelling on an earthwork by Robert Smith situated in Texas, which is
less known than Spiral Jetty in Utah and his last work. It could only
be finished with the help of Richard Serra, Nancy Holt, and Tony
Shafrazi.

Thinking of an American Flaneurism, the Land Art by Smithson is not that far off. For Smithson, his land art was always connected with some kind of industrial use or man-made landscape. It creates a specific relation not only between landscape and earthwork, but between the work, local people, supporters, land owners, visitors and the art public. For the film project at Amarillo, the artist couple visited the site of Amarillo Ramp many times over 7 years, and at the same time, they undertook a close research to Smithsons ideas and writing. The film explores the surrounding of Amarillo, follows a team of local supporters for restoration on the ramp and finally undertakes a few interventions with the project. It could be seen as a documentary about Smithson, but at the same time also as an art project in tribute to Smithson and his ideas to connect the landscapes and rural areas with the city, ideas which become even more important today, in times of a deeply divided country.

Artists Links:
http://heybillbrown.com/
http://www.sabinegruffat.com/
http://www.incite-online.net/gruffat6.html

Links:
Directors Lounge  http://www.directorslounge.net
Richfilm  hhttp://www.richfilm.de/currentUpload/
Z-Bar  http://www.z-bar.de

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THE MOVING PICTURE

Lights down
For a show in the dark
Vantage point the back row
Where the screen fills your eyes

Watch her before you now
Her gaze thrown far and wide
See the picture begin to move
Bold magic of cinema
Before your unquenched eyes
She raises her hands
And shapes a world

She fashions a world
And runs through it
Peoples it with towering thoughts
Covers it with high-standing dreams
Places to run free and grow wild
Up on the screen
Flickering bravely in the dark

Now your gaze seeks her
Catches her only here and there
A soul playing coquette
Revealing itself in fleeting moments

Watch her from the edge of your seat
She is running in fields
Her hair trailing electric sparks
Her face thrown back
Arms outstretched to two horizons
Laughter darts across her lips
Leaves around her fall
Pages of unwritten memories
Following their wilful aimless path
She runs through them
You watch from the edge of your seat

Her laughter trails distant
But the picture remains
Moved only to the next screen

- Kenton Turk


One year onward
Never forgotten, our dear Claudia
12.01.1960 – 26.06.2016
Team DL

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Primeval Party Prague | Thurs, June 29

The Prague art scene is famous for their wild and beautiful all night long parties. But the best way to party is to party with a reason: The City Primeval Summer Launch // Fundraiser Party at the Chemistry gallery, Prague celebrates with the coolest cats in town to support exhibitions accompanying the release of the book City Primeval: New York, Berlin, Prague. 

Even better, you’ll have the chance to to get your own piece of art by Robert Carrithers and Louis Armand, curators of the City Primeval project!


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Robert Carrithers: Snookie, Tish and Tessie at CBGBs, New York City, 1980 

“City Primeval: New York, Berlin, Prague” pays homage to the grungy underground art world in these three metropoles. “City Primeval” features the work of various artists and was meticulously curated by New York photographer Robert Carrithers and writer/critical theorist Louis Armand. The fundraiser party will capacitate the book launch and exhibition for this historically important book of New York, Berlin and Prague.


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Louis Armand: How big is your money Tracey Emin, Prague, 2017


Join us at The Chemistry Gallery in Prague for a night of art, drinks & music in the company of a vagabond New Yorkian - and then celebrate with us again in autumn for the book release and exhibition that you made possible. The event will offer works by Robert Carrithers as well as other featured artists (to be announced!) for purchase.
 
Special feature: DJ programme to get the summer on its feet //
18.00-21.30: DJ IM Cyber
21.30-00.00: Ado

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Directors Lounge Screening
Sean Derrick Cooper-Marquardt and Cecilia Chapman
Drone Drama – Music for the Dead

Thursday, 29 June 2017
21:00
Z-Bar
Bergstraße 2
10115 Berlin-Mitte

Drone Drama – Music for the Dead
Film of 11 Episodes by  Sean Derrick Cooper-Marquardt
(Chiacgo/Berlin) and Cecilia Chapman (San Francisco)

And two addiditional films “Déjà vu” and “fear don’t knock” by Sean Derrick Cooper-Marquardt and Cecilia Chapman

Live Music by accidental guitarist Sean Derrick Cooper-Marquardt and
Elle Peril poetry & performance.
Readings by Miriam Glinker and Heike Klar will be from the stories
that are published with the new album “Musik Für Die Toten”

Followed by the Album Release of:
Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt & Globoscuro - Musik Für Die Toten (2017)
by Hortus Conclusus Records
with written stories by Anne Hahn, Miriam Glinka, Heike Klar and Odessa Selestina Marquardt & poem by Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt
Published June 9, 2017
https://www.archive.org/details/Musikfrdietoten_HCR2017

Drone Drama – Music for the Dead is a collaborative project of Sean Derrick Cooper-Marquardt and Cecilia Chapman. The project will be presented by Cooper-Marquardt as Berlin Premiere at Z-Bar together with live music and with a reading of texts that were inspired by episodes of the film. 

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Cooper-Marquardt, originally from Chicago and living in Berlin for 34 years, is an artist who mainly works with music but who has been engaged in many projects, collaborations and festivals. It may be the influence of his earlier times of playing free jazz and early house music in Chicago that makes him seek many collaborations. He also likes to play with different versions of the same piece, created by himself or by collaborations. His preference for this kind of iterations, may be more related to the influences of fine arts in Germany than from music: Sean Derrick Cooper-Marquardt just released a record by the same title, Drone Drama – Music for the Dead, including the same chapters as the film, however with completely new compositions and adding two more chapters. He also asked writers, to contribute short stories to the project Drone Drama – Music for the Dead, some of which will be read while Sean will improvise music during the reading.

The film Drone Drama – Music for the Dead consists of 11 chapters. Each chapter has a rather poetic title, like “I Love Watching the Movement of your Limbs when they Tremble from the Wind’s Gentle Caress (chapter 1)” or, “When Eating the Fruit, Remember the one who Planted the Tree (chapter 9)”. And, it is rather exceptional to see films, which are based on music, where music is the inspiration for the images.

The film starts with a section of a woman in an orange dress lying on a branch of a massive tree on the edge of a valley. The images are clearly metaphorical, but the recording is a very clear high-definition image. The orange color of the dress will reappear periodically in the film. The music is dominated by a drone sound, a hum from electronic or radio noise and some reverberated music. This is intercepted with some tonal electronic sounds. Everything appears to be soft and dreamlike.

Chapter 2 starts with the orange colored dress as background and the title “Things that never die have never lived.” In opposite to the first chapter, the filmmaker now uses blurred and electronically distorted images, clouds in pink, patterns, a hairline cross view of a sky with a jet fighter passing, sparks of an explosion, color streaks in water and fume rising up in the sky. The sound on the other hand is quite similar, only not as smooth.

The differences between two chapters introduces the viewer into the variety of images created by Cecilia, and into the more subtle nuanced changes of the music by Sean. It also introduces the associative relation between title and content of the story in the film.

Thinking about the multi-faceted associations, the collaborative project of Cooper-Marquardt and Chapman evokes, it may also be interesting to know how their collaboration evolved further. The two artists exchanged ideas about the places in San Francisco to be used as locations over the internet, without him knowing those places before. Cecilia shared her experiences during the production with Sean, and everybody interested, in the diary of a Facebook Page, which can still be visited. https://www.facebook.com/ChapmanMarquardt/

The reading of texts about Drone Drama together with the music, and finally the films of Sean and Cecilia will create a very inspiring evening, which can be interpreted in many different ways, poetic and political, metaphorical and associative. And of course, it will be great to see the different collaborative pieces of Drone Drama come together in one evening.

Artists Links:
http://www.stadtsprachen.de/en/author/sean-derrick-cooper-marquard/
http://www.ceceliachapman.com/

Also check out:
https://seanderrickcoopermarquardt.bandcamp.com/
Music Album:
https://yeahiknowitsucks.wordpress.com/2015/08/02/sean-derrick-cooper-marquardt-music-for-the-dead/
Elle Peril: http://www.feminanongrata.tumblr.com/

Links:
Directors Lounge  http://www.directorslounge.net
Richfilm  http://www.richfilm.de/currentUpload/
Z-Bar  http://www.z-bar.de

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Album Release of:
Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt & Globoscuro - Musik Für Die Toten (2017)
by Hortus Conclusus Records
with texts by Miriam Glinker and Heike Klar, Anne Hahn & Odessa Selestina Marquardt

Directors Lounge Screening
Sean Derrick Cooper-Marquardt and Cecilia Chapman
Drone Drama – Music for the Dead
Thursday, 29 June 2017

21:00
Z-Bar
Bergstraße 2
10115 Berlin-Mitte

“Music For The Dead” originally arose as the third act of the Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt’s Drone Drama Trilogy, which was previously released in three acts, on three seperate labels, and which includes “The Radiant Child : First Act \ The Awaking Assiduous Awareness”, “God`s DNA” and finally “Music For The Dead”.

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The third act has been recently put to film by the director Cecelia Chapman and has now premired in the city of Cologne and soon at various international film festivals, the album Music For The Dead has been also released and translated in the following languages: English, Italian, Norwegian, Dutch, Croatian, French. This German Album Release is something completely different due to the fact that is has been re-worked, re-arranged and re-recorded with totally new compositions molded and shaped by the artistic embrace of Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt and Emiliano Pietrini aka Globoscuro and also includes a pdf booklet with four stories by Anne Hahn, Heike Klar, Miriam Glinka & Odessa Selestina Marquardt plus a poem by Sean himself. To crown and wrap this album with another veil of beauty there is the ambigous and wonderful cover art created by the magnificent and talented italian photographer Linda De Luca. The album contains 13 tracks of variable duration between 1 minute and maximum 3 minutes (no second is allowed) that sail like a roaring turbine among sounds devoted to the musique concrete, electroacoustic, psychedelic, post-rock, dark ambient and noise. The sound passage seems to be metaphorize a polidimensional journey in which the listener encounters significances, geometries, emotions and visions that interweave and alternate creating a labyrinthic yet strangely well-defined landscape. Like stories inside the same story that fight to spread their desperate voice but far from the constraint of the word.

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C-LAB: a cultural laboratory

“It’s such a quiet, such an inspiring place! I’m dreaming of a “cultural laboratory” at the edge of Waldviertel.

Together with a wonderful young team, each one brilliant in her/his discipline, I’m attempting to transform a centuries-old farmhouse into a venue where future can happen. From architects to engineers, from app-developers to farmers, from philosophers to visual artists – it’s the full range of knowledge which is culminating in C-LAB! And which shall make for a cool, relevant place on this planet.” Lena von Lapshina

Austrian multi-media and video artist Lena von Lapshina, a one woman army for the art and all things cool, is going to create a save spot, a den for collaborations in the pittoresque village Rappolz – within driving distance from Vienna.

Help Lena to bring a historic farmhouse to life again and convert it into C-LAB, a place where interdisciplinary communication and creative production can happen.

There are many amazing surprises you can get by backing this fine project. Go see.

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Directors Lounge Screening
Dagie Brundert
Ode an Sommer
Saturday, 27 May 2017

21:00
Z-Bar Bergstraße 2
10115 Berlin-Mitte

Ode an Sommer - Ode to Summer
Berlin’s cultural scene would not be the same, if filmmaker Dagie Brundert was not there. The artist started off in the 90’s with some female colleagues as FBI, Freie Berliner Ischen. With ironic and unconventional films they challenged established and artsy art forms, skewed films spiced up with resonances of Camp and Beat, as it reverberated in some young circles in the first decade after the breakdown of the wall. Since then, Brundert stuck to her guns of Super-8 filmmaking with admirable creative productivity. She records everyday occurrences, the obvious things on sight and the things offside, however always dispersing a positive message.

The new program at Z-Bar presents a number of brand new films, one premiere (“Widerstand”, 2017, resistance) and a few rare early films. “Ode an Juni 4 “ (2016, Ode to June), the film giving the name to this program, is one of the few medium long films by Brundert. And, it is part of her favorite seasonal project. She has planned to record a film about June every year. Film developing in biological developer, a trip to the film festival Hamburg, establishing a new dark room, a bath in lake Teufelssee and the hand written numbers of the days are some of the scenes of last years diary, all of which being hand-developed, digitally edited and underscored with summer tunes. It is the small things in the film, the joys of everyday life, which, condensed by a combination of time-lapse and short cuts, makes the film poetic and amiable. It is this delight about exceptional but unspectacular moments, which inform her films, and which still oppose the garish images of the media or the attempts of “going viral” on social media, and which still reminds me of the bearings of the Beats.

In a number of new films, goes back to humorous forms she used back in the past: narrated films (“Bin ich reich? Bin ich reich? Bin ich reich?…” 2015), using objects as characters ("Lametta” 2016), or games from childhood (potato stamps in “Kartoffel” 2013). Other films follow a more discriptive style. The savvy viewers and the friends, however, do not expect new experimental forms from Dagie, but they like to follow her frame of mind, the lighthearted way to look at life. Her films often have the effect of a line of a pop song that suddenly enters your mind and changes the way you look at yourself or your surrounding.

Dagie Brundert will be present for Q&A. Curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr.

Artist Link:
http://www.dagiebrundert.de/
https://yumyumsoups.wordpress.com/

Links:
Directors Lounge  http://www.directorslounge.net
Richfilm  http://www.richfilm.de/currentUpload/
Z-Bar  http://www.z-bar.de

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You are cordially invited to join us
“Zeig Dich!”, Zwingli-Church, Berlin, 25 – 27 May 2017


We are pleased to announce that works by Directors Lounge Lizards  André Werner and Joachim Seinfeld will be shown among selected media art, installations and performances by Thomas Bratzke, Stefan Demming & Michael Rieken, Roswitha von den Driesch & Jens-Uwe Dyffort, Jorn Ebner, Monika Jarecka, Karl Heinz Jeron and Ulrich Vogl.

Curator: Karin Scheel.

Vernissage: ZEIG DICH! 25 May 2017, 7 p.m.
Zwingli-Kirche, Rudolfstr. 14, 10245 Berlin
(4 min from S/U-Bhf Warschauer Straße)

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photo: ​ Zeig Dich - Kultur zum Kirchentag

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Contemporary Art Ruhr, media art fair, 12–14 May, 2017.

Directors Lounge heading for contemporary art ruhr, media art fair: Besides presenting installations, paintings and photography, we will be screening genre-straddling slices of cinematic art and cuts of media experimentation as part of the c.a.r. Video Lounge.

Dedicated presentations include the screening “REtreat” (RÜCKzug), new experimental shorts created and produced in the context of the medienwerkstatt Berlin, an artist-run project of the BBK Berlin offering production facilities for media artists, and a fresh selection of video art curated by Michael Murnau and Annalisa Cosentino from Delete TV. Delete TV is an independent platform for video art and experimental films. It investigates the captivating nature of images with the specific aim of looking up to new approaches by taking distance from the conventional film making method. The platform opens a window to the world of art and offers strong, wild and uncensored works from upcoming artists and filmmakers.

And as a final bit of dazzle, Directors Lounge presents, in collaboration with the Leo Kuelbs Collection, tidbits from the Mitte Media Festival in Berlin.

Meet us at World Heritage Site Zollverein, (a former Coal Mine Industrial Complex) centre of the creative industry in the Ruhr area.

Find us in the Coking Plant.

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Delete TV

with works by Giorgos Efthimiou (Greece), Emmanuelle Negre, Jil Guyon (United States), Joe Pisciotta, Luka Fisher (United States), Mabby Alam (United Kingdom), Maxime Contour (France), Natalia Alfutova (Russian Federation), Neil Needleman (United States), Paulina Rutman (Chile), Sian Fann (United Kingdom) Tara Nelson (United States), Tina Willgren (Sweden), Dan Inglis (New Zealand), Ying-Fang Shen (Taiwan), John T. Williams (USA), Michael Woods (USA) see full program here


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Medienwerkstatt Berlin

with works by Alisa Javits, Anne-May Fossnes, Barbara Deblitz, Betty Böhm, Christa Biedermann, Daniela Butsch, Darko Aleksovski, Elisabeth Molin,   Fellipe Sperk (FELL), Florian Bielefeldt (The Fortunists), Francesco Pace (Tellurico), Gabriele Stellbaum, Gaby Schulze, Hara Shin, Heike Hamann, Helen Anna Flanagan, Herbert Liffers, Insa Langhorst, Jakobine Engel, Karen Thastum (TURA YA MOYA), Laurent Bébin (CARBON CREAM), Lina Walde, Lotte van der Woude, Maria Felix Korporal, Mariel Gottwick, Marissa Rae Niederhauser, Ottjörg A.C., Petra Lottje, Regina Liedtke, Rosanna Chizhova, Sandra Becker 01 Sandra Riche, Simone Häckel, Una Quigley, Verena Kyselka.more info here


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Mitte Media Festival

Directors Lounge presents together with the  Leo Kuelbs Collection, selected works from the Mitte Media Festival in Berlin. Videos by Matl Findel, Tomas Draschan, Franz Reimer, Kristina Paustian and Christopher Winter. read more

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Artists attending
Visuman (read more), Julia Murakami, André Werner.
Next to installations, photography and paintings, we will show Visuman’s video works in collaboration with André Chi Sing Yuen, respectively Marcel Munte, and silent single channel loops (more) including a restored version of the legendary “Kleine Lobhudelei auf den Monitor” (Little Flattering of the Monitor) by Cosima Reif, and moving images by Matl Findel and André Werner.


World Cultural Heritage Site Zollverein

Gelsenkirchener Straße 209, 45309 Essen, Germany

Official Opening
Friday, May 12, 8 pm

Public fair hours
Saturday, May 13, 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, May 14, 11 am – 7 pm

Site map

www.contemporaryartruhr.de

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pictured: Zeche Zollverein, DL; Delete TV with “Nefarious” by Joe Pisciotta ; film still by Simone Häckel; Matl Findel “Wann fahren wir zur See?”, Smart Home by Visuman

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Contemporary Art Ruhr, media art fair, 12–14 May, 2017.

Directors Lounge presents, in collaboration with the Leo Kuelbs Collection, tidbits from the Mitte Media Festival in Berlin.

The Leo Kuelbs Collection’s mission is to bring artists together and present them on independent platforms fostering interconnectivity and understanding across all types of boundaries. Towards this end, Leo Kuelbs has worked with well over 1000 artists from most countries in the world. And counting.

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Program

Matl Findel Heimweh (Always) 10 min 2015
Matl Findel   Wann fahren wir zur See? 01:28 2008 silent
Thomas Draschan Seegasse  
Franz Reimer The Possibility of an Island pt. V   5:32 min  2016
Christopher Winter
Alien Sex Invaders 06:59 min 1999
Christopher Winter The Next Generation  06:49 min 2000
Kristina Paustian
Wälder & Steppen / Forests & Steppe 2:44 min  2012-2013

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Read more: Directors Lounge at the Contemporary Art Ruhr, May 2017


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stills: Matl Findel “Wann fahren wir zur See?”, Thomas Draschan “Seegasse”, Franz Reimer’s “Die Möglichkeit einer Insel V”, Kristina Paustian “Wälder & Steppen”, Christopher Winter  “Alien Sex Invaders”

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