Directors Lounge @ Shortcutz, Father´s Day, May 17th, 2012

presented by Kenton Turk and Andre Werner

We were kindly invited by shortcutz Berlin to their last Berlin session at the cozy Filmkunstbar Fitzcarraldo.

Simon Ellis Telling Lies 4 min 20s
Telling Lies is a cascade of spoken untruths and projected truths … a darkly humorous bombardment of words and tone.

Masha Godovannaya
RU Untitled #1 4 min, S8, musical score LU
“While walking along Nevskiy Prospect in St. Petersburg, Russia,
I saw a young girl dancing this harsh, passionate and seductive dance.”
Brilliant editing and the bedazzling score by composer LU create a movie of suggestive beauty.

Andre Werner DE “Die Augen Der Menschheit”, 2007, 14 min 39 s
The Eyes Of Mankind is a true Directors Lounge production. From the production management to light and makeup, nearby all credits go to members of the gang. Starring Marbo Becker, Daniel Schubert and N.E.M. as the female lead.

Join us at the Filmkunst Bar FitzcarraldoReichenberger Straße 133 in Kreuzberg. The session starts as always at 8:30 pm and the screening at 9 pm. Entrance is free.
See you all on Thursday!


pictured: Marbo Becker as Walter in the Eyes Of Mankind by Andre Werner

“I’m not supposed to speak to strangers, but we’ve met before”, 2011 from the series: “Once Upon A Time” by Julia Murakami, Alu-Dibond, lambda print under acrylic glass, 19.2 x 27.6 inch

Directors Lounge at the  Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.) , World Heritage Site Zollverein

The Zollverein World Heritage Site – also known as “the world’s most beautiful coal mine” – today the most famous industrial monument and centre of the creative industry in the Ruhr area.

Building A12, Directors Lounge, Berlin with Ina Otzko, D. Kimm & Brigitte Henry, Marie Losier, Julia Murakami, Alexei Dmitriev, Guy Maddin, Coleman Miller, Alan Smithee, Triny Prada, Fabiana Roscioli, André Werner, Clint Enns, Usama Alshaibi and others …

 

contemporary art ruhr 2011, the innovative art fair

Zollverein XII World Heritage Site building A2, A6, A5, A12, A 7/ red dot design museum, outdoor area

official opening
Fri, 28 October 2011, 8 p.m. at Zollverein World Heritage Site in Essen, V.I.P.-Preview: 6 p.m.

public fair days
Sat, 29 October 2011, 12 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sun, 30 October 2011, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

location
Zollverein XII World Heritage Site
Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
45309 Essen, Germany

day ticket
12,- € / 10,-€

still from Glorious, 2009 by Guy Maddin

THIRTY FRAMES A SECOND, TWO HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR
DIRECTORS LOUNGE’S GUY MADDIN SHORTS HEADING FOR ESSEN

No longer an upstart after seven consecutive years and scads of films of every conceivable genre, the Berlin International Directors Lounge (DL to the initiated) is still free of formula, corralling batches of like-minded works into presentable groupings but not bowing to predictability. No one knows quite what they are going to see here. That viewers can move freely about, mounting stairs and draping themselves over balcony railings to take in what’s splashed onto the screen may add to the slightly helter-skelter atmosphere. Question-and-answer sessions with selected directors and performers can prove as offbeat as some of the offerings, and left field live performances take it over the top. For free. There is nothing else like this in Berlin, one of the hardest claims you can make in this city. DL, while still arriving, has arrived. Renowned artists such as Michael Nyman have chosen to reveal their newest visions here, and films are being sent for consideration by the hundreds from all over the globe, with their creators and stars often enough making the trip to see how it looks up there, larger than life. Add to that fast-appearing online reviews of films and audience reaction, and you’ve got the makings of a cult carnival waiting to be reborn on a yearly basis, like a child who enjoyed the process enough to want to give it yet another go.
It had to happen that Berlin’s DL and Winnipeg’s enfant bizarre Guy Maddin would come together, and this year marked the time, when the Berlinale jury member brought a handful of his short features to form the backbone of an evening dedicated to his peculiar view of things, as seen through the (filmic) eyes of the influenced, heard via live readings from his enigmatic book From The Atelier Tovar and not least declared by way of the master’s aforementioned shorts themselves. A bit of everything was there. The giddy tomfoolery of Nude Caboose, the frenetic, fetishistic mock-punishment of Sissy Boy Slap Party, the industrial expressionism of The Heart Of The World. The house was full and imagination running at full tilt.
Directors Lounge is, with Mr. Maddin’s blessing, showing these tasty celluloid morsels at C.A.R. in Essen, offering up a peak into many little worlds portrayed in a myriad of ways: playful, distressing, subtle, haunting, head-on. Maddin comes to DL comes to you, and you only need eyes and ears to make it work.

–    Kenton Turk

still from Odilon Redon or The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity, 1995 by Guy Maddin

Beyond The Atelier Tovard , the collection of shorts by Guy Maddin, will be accompanied by works that are influenced by him, dedicated to him, or otherwise Under The Influence Of The Atelier Maddin.

C.A.R. details here

DL: short cuts to Japan

Directors Lounge presents experimental films all around Japan

We will participate in this year´s 日本デ , the 10th Japan-Day in Duesseldorf, celebrating the 150 anniversary of Japanese-German diplomatic relations. 

DL: Short Cuts to Japan, screened on october, 15 at the Black Box cinema will be dedicated to Japan in experimental cinema and video art. Films included will cover a wide range of “Japans”, from fictional to historical to personal…

films by Ciro Altabás, Marina Chernikova, André Werner, Yukihiro Taguchi, Jean-Gabriel Périot, Matthew Dotson & Bart Woodstrop, Anders Weberg & Robert Willim, GUP-py, Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Akinori Okada & Masataka Ohta (pictured: Ansoku No Basyo, 2010) 

curated by Julia Murakami

many thanks to Sascha Lueck and whiteconcepts for their support!

Black Box Kino im Filmmuseum , Schulstr. 4, 40213 Duesseldorf

October 15, 2011, 8 pm (admission free!)

program

    the JGP


Une Nuit Blanche dans le 11e

video works by Fabiana Roscioli, André Werner, Julia Murakami and Alan Smithee will be shown at the Mairie du 11.e as part of  Contemporary Art Ruhr in Paris during the Nuit Blanche in Paris.

A special all-media, cross-cultural exhibition featuring the highlights from our partners, the C.A.R. art fair in Essen, Germany, alongside original contemporary artworks by French artists debuting at the Mairie du 11.e 2011 on October 1, 2011 from 7pm till 1am. 

Mairie du 11.e, 12, Place Léon Blum, 75536 Paris, métro : Voltaire / Léon Blum

participating artists: Michael Camellini, Claude Chuzel, Christophe Dentin, Cyril Hatt, Peter Buchwald, Marta Colombo, SebastianFritzsch, Petra Göbel, Wanja Richter-Koppitz, Hans Joachim Kasselmann, Wolfgang Kleber, Kristin Loehr, Ralf Raßloff, André Chi Sing Yuen, Valentina Boneva, Steffen Müller, Thomas Koczok, Swoboda, milz: Simon Deeg and Andreas Picker, Laudius Lazzeroni, Manuel Schroeder, Tour de Vinyl, Philipp Schumacher, Fabiana Roscioli, André Werner, Julia Murakami and Alan Smithee…

Andre Werner, Ceci n’est pas de l’art,  shown as part of the opening of the c.a.r. 10, the contemporary art Ruhr  photo: Joerg Eckhardt

Ceci n’est pas de l’art,  impressions from the c.a.r. 10, the contemporary art Ruhr 

just some snaps from the fun


photo:Julia Murakami

The early bird.., the Japanese Guerilla Paparazzi arrived shortly before the opening


photo: Astrid Ewers

Shot during setup through a somehow absent Alan Smithee. On the right, the glass cube cinema, venue for the screenings.

A German TV team shooting inside the Directors Lounge booth.


Astrid Ewers, the lady with the healing hands, long time friend of DL and guardian angel for the tensed and damaged gallerists.

Anne Martens, Getty Museum, LA and Peter Mays, executive Director of the Los Angeles Art Association, photo: the art resort

The C.A.R. was accompanied by several specials like this lecture about the current art scene in Los Angeles by Peter Mays, LAAA, Anne Martens and Rebecca Lowry. The LAAA, the Los Angeles Art Association will present the C.A.R. together with Directors Lounge in April next year.


photo: the art resort

This looks staged, subliminal work by Alan Smithee

Outside the sky lounge, a minimal designed pavillon on top of the highest building at Zeche Zollverein The venue for the VIP party of the c.a.r. 10, the contemporary art Ruhr  photo: the art resort


photo: Astrid Ewers

On top of the world. new member of the gang, Suzanne, enjoy the night view from the sky lounge.

Andre Werner, Jewel cases (Chat Noir), 2010

29.-31. October at the Zollverein world heritage site

We are exhibiting and screening at the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.), “a young art fair that can easily claim to have the most impressive venue of all German art fairs, the Sanaa cube, designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA)” (art resort). The glass cube inside the Saana cube will become the c.a.r. video lounge where we show selected highlights from The 6th Berlin International Directors Lounge along works from the participating galleries. Looking forward to meet you.

contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.)  is an innovative and dynamic fair format. It has established two art fairs annually since 2006. With a media art fair in the summer and innovative art productions out of the ordinary: video and media art, installations, performances, environmental sculptures, multimedia projects and especially the field of contemporary photography. In autumn with an art fair for contemporary art – C.A.R. covers the entire spectrum of fine arts and their most important current influences.

The objective of contemporary art ruhr is to develop an arts marketplace by a unique conception that the Ruhr can call its own. Unbiased. Minimalist. Vibrant.

C.A.R. covers the entire spectrum of fine arts and their most important current influences.