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Pripyat — the Uncanny of Modernity
Thursday, 22 March 201221:00Z-BarBergstr. 2D-10115 Berlin-Mitte
U-Rosenthaler Platz
One year after the Fukushima disaster and 26 years after the explosion of the Chernobyl reactor, the discussion on civil nuclear energy has again reached the “normality” of planning for new power plants. Over the same time, Pripyat the destroyed young Sowjet city, now situated in Ukraine, has gained an eerie attraction. Firstly presented in Freiburg DE, the collected films allow a discussion of the human imagination triggered by nuclear energy and nuclear disasters beyond excited press news.
Presented by Klaus W. Eisenlohr. The film program comprises films representing visions of the abandoned city of Pripyat by artists and documentary filmmakers, and imaginations of futures under the influence of “peaceful nuclear energy”.
Artists list:Hanne Adam + Thierry Buysse, Klaus W. Eisenlohr, Gair Dunlop, Andrea Slavik,Vanessa Renwick,Anders Weberg,Sarah Breen Lovett,Nicky Larkin,Julio Soto
More infos at:http://www.richfilm.de/filmUpload/1-framesPripyat2012.html

Pripyat — the Uncanny of Modernity

Thursday, 22 March 2012
21:00
Z-Bar
Bergstr. 2
D-10115 Berlin-Mitte

U-Rosenthaler Platz

One year after the Fukushima disaster and 26 years after the explosion of the Chernobyl reactor, the discussion on civil nuclear energy has again reached the “normality” of planning for new power plants. Over the same time, Pripyat the destroyed young Sowjet city, now situated in Ukraine, has gained an eerie attraction. Firstly presented in Freiburg DE, the collected films allow a discussion of the human imagination triggered by nuclear energy and nuclear disasters beyond excited press news.

Presented by Klaus W. Eisenlohr. The film program comprises films representing visions of the abandoned city of Pripyat by artists and documentary filmmakers, and imaginations of futures under the influence of “peaceful nuclear energy”.

Artists list:
Hanne Adam + Thierry Buysse,
Klaus W. Eisenlohr,
Gair Dunlop,
Andrea Slavik,
Vanessa Renwick,
Anders Weberg,
Sarah Breen Lovett,
Nicky Larkin,
Julio Soto

More infos at:
http://www.richfilm.de/filmUpload/1-framesPripyat2012.html

[DL8] the contemporary media and film festival Feb 9-19. 2012
at  Naherholung Sternchen, behind the Kino International [DL8], The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge,  the festival for contemporary media and film, 2012, is hitting Berlin in a new vein and venue, this year making the up-and-comer insider tip Naherholung Sternchen its stomping ground. The reason for the move will be clear to all once they hit the doors, literally a stone’s throw from the iconic Kino International near Alexanderplatz: the location, a one-time thespians’ hangout already steeped in its own history, has clearly been waiting for this moment. This place wants to be, and [DL8] is the ticket make it happen.
 1001 nights at the cinema, all in eleven days, films like you forgot or maybe never knew they could be made, films that will change the colour of your eyes and thoughts… on-beat, offbeat and everything between.Kenton Turk

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[DL8] the contemporary media and film festival Feb 9-19. 2012
at Naherholung Sternchen, behind the Kino International


[DL8], The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge, the festival for contemporary media and film, 2012, is hitting Berlin in a new vein and venue, this year making the up-and-comer insider tip Naherholung Sternchen its stomping ground.
The reason for the move will be clear to all once they hit the doors, literally a stone’s throw from the iconic Kino International near Alexanderplatz: the location, a one-time thespians’ hangout already steeped in its own history, has clearly been waiting for this moment. This place wants to be, and [DL8] is the ticket make it happen.

1001 nights at the cinema, all in eleven days, films like you forgot or maybe never knew they could be made, films that will change the colour of your eyes and thoughts… on-beat, offbeat and everything between.
Kenton Turk

Click through to stay updated, go here for the program

This tumblr is for archival purposes only, everything new will be posted here

dl screening: StadtRaum Film Double Feature • Klaus W. Eisenlohr Stadtrandzone Mitte 46 min, 16mm, sound • Klaus W. Eisenlohr und Johann Zeitler zwischen | stadt | raum 64 min, 3 channel (HD Version)
Monday, 5 Dec 2011 19:30

Z-Bar
Bergstr. 2  D-10115 Berlin-Mitte U-Rosenthaler PlatzStadtRaum – Urban Space Double FeatureTwo films, two film essays about public space. One is based on performances including public interventions on urban plazas in Hannover and the second film explores encounters in public space in Gropiusstadt, a modernist residential area in the South of Berlin. Both films bring forward issues of public space and urban development: Will public space disappear under the changes of globalization and the development of an electronic public sphere? Are there new meanings and new functions of urban public space that could reactivate public space also in urban areas outside of the historic center of cities? Do we still need public places, or urban community space in the larger metropolitan areas?Both films developed from visual researches in the respective urban areas and may be best described as visual essays.Klaus W. Eisenlohr is a lecturer at Photocentrum Kreuzberg and at Lexia International in Berlin. His media are photography, film and new media. Johann Zeitler mainly works with painting, performance and drawing. Both artist have collaborated on urban and film projects since 2003. Links:http://www.richfilm.dehttp://www.richfilm.de/currentUploadhttp://www.z-bar.dehttp://www.directorslounge.netStadtrandzone Mitte: http://www.richfilm.de/filmUpload/1-framesSRZM.htmlzwischen | stadt | raumhttp://www.richfilm.de/filmUpload/1-framesZSR.html

dl screening:
StadtRaum
Film Double Feature
• Klaus W. Eisenlohr
Stadtrandzone Mitte 46 min, 16mm, sound
• Klaus W. Eisenlohr und Johann Zeitler
zwischen | stadt | raum 64 min, 3 channel (HD Version)

Monday, 5 Dec 2011
19:30


Z-Bar

Bergstr. 2 
D-10115 Berlin-Mitte
U-Rosenthaler Platz

StadtRaum – Urban Space Double Feature

Two films, two film essays about public space. One is based on performances including public interventions on urban plazas in Hannover and the second film explores encounters in public space in Gropiusstadt, a modernist residential area in the South of Berlin. Both films bring forward issues of public space and urban development: Will public space disappear under the changes of globalization and the development of an electronic public sphere? Are there new meanings and new functions of urban public space that could reactivate public space also in urban areas outside of the historic center of cities? Do we still need public places, or urban community space in the larger metropolitan areas?
Both films developed from visual researches in the respective urban areas and may be best described as visual essays.

Klaus W. Eisenlohr is a lecturer at Photocentrum Kreuzberg and at Lexia International in Berlin. His media are photography, film and new media. Johann Zeitler mainly works with painting, performance and drawing. Both artist have collaborated on urban and film projects since 2003.


Links:
http://www.richfilm.de
http://www.richfilm.de/currentUpload
http://www.z-bar.de
http://www.directorslounge.net

Stadtrandzone Mitte:
http://www.richfilm.de/filmUpload/1-framesSRZM.html
zwischen | stadt | raum
http://www.richfilm.de/filmUpload/1-framesZSR.html

Directors Lounge Screening
Steven BallTravelling Practice video works Thursday, 27 Oct. 2011 21:00 Z-Bar Bergstraße 2 10115 Berlin-Mitte
Travelling Practice 
Digital video works by Steven Ball 2003 – 2010. These works travel near and far, across physical and virtual space using material collected en route. Travel determines form, subject and object are fluid entities, digital experimentation becomes landscape study, hyperlocal excursion, and experimental documentary, as they explore and exhaust species of spaces and media.
Steven Ball has worked in film, video, sound and installation since the early 1980s. In the late 1980s he accidentally migrated to Melbourne, Australia. There he continued his practice making a number of film, video and sound and installation works, as well as being engaged in various curatorial, administrative, teaching and writing activities. Since returning to the UK he has worked predominantly with digital video, producing a series of works, which among other things, are particularly concerned with digital material processes and spatial representation.
Curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr

Artist Links:
home: http://www.steven-ball.net
blog: http://directobjective.blogspot.com
videoblog: http://directlanguage2010.blogspot.com
Public Water: http://www.publicwater.net
More infos:
http://www.directorslounge.net
http://www.richfilm.de/currentUpload/
http://www.z-bar.de/Inhaltsseiten/kulturprogramm.html

Directors Lounge Screening

Steven Ball
Travelling Practice
video works
Thursday, 27 Oct. 2011 
21:00 
Z-Bar
Bergstraße 2 
10115 Berlin-Mitte

Travelling Practice

Digital video works by Steven Ball 2003 – 2010. These works travel near and far, across physical and virtual space using material collected en route. Travel determines form, subject and object are fluid entities, digital experimentation becomes landscape study, hyperlocal excursion, and experimental documentary, as they explore and exhaust species of spaces and media.

Steven Ball has worked in film, video, sound and installation since the early 1980s. In the late 1980s he accidentally migrated to Melbourne, Australia. There he continued his practice making a number of film, video and sound and installation works, as well as being engaged in various curatorial, administrative, teaching and writing activities. Since returning to the UK he has worked predominantly with digital video, producing a series of works, which among other things, are particularly concerned with digital material processes and spatial representation.

Curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr

Artist Links:

home: http://www.steven-ball.net

blog: http://directobjective.blogspot.com

videoblog: http://directlanguage2010.blogspot.com

Public Water: http://www.publicwater.net

More infos:

http://www.directorslounge.net

http://www.richfilm.de/currentUpload/

http://www.z-bar.de/Inhaltsseiten/kulturprogramm.html

Directors Lounge Screenings:  
Petra Lottje + Curtis Burz  AUF DER SPUR video works Donnerstag, 29. Sept 2011 21:00 Z-BarBergstraße 2 10115 Berlin-Mitte 
 
Directors Lounge präsentiert ein Programm mit Petra Lottje und Curtis Burz. Beide Künstler, aus ganz unterschiedlichem Hintergrund, Bildende Kunst bei Petra Lottje und die dokumentarische Tradition europäischen Kinos bei Curtis Burz, befassen sich mit zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungen. Ob diese nun eigentlich „auf der Spur“ sind (on track) oder „abseits der Spur“ (off track) bleibt auch über die ambivalente Benutzung der Medien oder des Recordings bei beiden Künstlern offen, oder hängt davon ab, welchen Blickpunkt der Beobachter (Zuschauer) selbst einnehmen will.
 
‚Sprache bildet in zahlreichen Videos Petra Lottjes den Ansatzpunkt der Auseinandersetzung. Sie kombiniert Tonsequenzen aus unterschiedlichen Spielfilmen, verleiht ihnen körperlichen Ausdruck und setzt sie in neue Zusammenhänge. … Heute ist jeder Protagonist seines eigenen Films, doch wie eigen ist dieser Film wirklich? Und wie sehr sind wir selbst Medien kollektiver Stereotypen?’ (Susanne Husse, 2010)
 
In drei Episoden aus dem dokumentarischen Essay „Ich habe Dir nie erzählt, womit ich mein Geld verdiene“ (2011) erzählt Curtis Burz von Menschen, die sich scheinbar in der Mitte der Gesellschaft bewegen, aber doch nur „vom Rand“ aus zuschauen. Die Geschichten basieren auf Interviews, die der Regisseur in der Zeit 2008-2010 geführt hat.
 
(Kuratiert von Klaus W. Eisenlohr)
 
Links:
https://www.facebook.com/IchHabeDirNieErzaehltWomitIchMeinGeldVerdiene
http://www.lottje.de

Directors Lounge Screenings:  

Petra Lottje + Curtis Burz 
AUF DER SPUR

video works
Donnerstag, 29. Sept 2011
21:00

Z-Bar

Bergstraße 2

10115 Berlin-Mitte

 

Directors Lounge präsentiert ein Programm mit Petra Lottje und Curtis Burz. Beide Künstler, aus ganz unterschiedlichem Hintergrund, Bildende Kunst bei Petra Lottje und die dokumentarische Tradition europäischen Kinos bei Curtis Burz, befassen sich mit zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungen. Ob diese nun eigentlich „auf der Spur“ sind (on track) oder „abseits der Spur“ (off track) bleibt auch über die ambivalente Benutzung der Medien oder des Recordings bei beiden Künstlern offen, oder hängt davon ab, welchen Blickpunkt der Beobachter (Zuschauer) selbst einnehmen will.

 

‚Sprache bildet in zahlreichen Videos Petra Lottjes den Ansatzpunkt der Auseinandersetzung. Sie kombiniert Tonsequenzen aus unterschiedlichen Spielfilmen, verleiht ihnen körperlichen Ausdruck und setzt sie in neue Zusammenhänge. … Heute ist jeder Protagonist seines eigenen Films, doch wie eigen ist dieser Film wirklich? Und wie sehr sind wir selbst Medien kollektiver Stereotypen?’ (Susanne Husse, 2010)

 

In drei Episoden aus dem dokumentarischen Essay „Ich habe Dir nie erzählt, womit ich mein Geld verdiene“ (2011) erzählt Curtis Burz von Menschen, die sich scheinbar in der Mitte der Gesellschaft bewegen, aber doch nur „vom Rand“ aus zuschauen. Die Geschichten basieren auf Interviews, die der Regisseur in der Zeit 2008-2010 geführt hat.

 

(Kuratiert von Klaus W. Eisenlohr)

 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/IchHabeDirNieErzaehltWomitIchMeinGeldVerdiene

http://www.lottje.de