Sun 13th 6pm

Places and Locations – Reality Check

Herman - Deborh Phillips

World Premiere: Herman(n) by  Deborah Phillips

Alla Kovgan US New London Calling 10 min 2010

Bill Brown US Chicago Corner 4 min 2010

Christina McPhee US Deep Horizon 7min:32 2010

Deborah Phillips DE Herman(n) 8 min 2011

Ellen Lake USA Seaworthy 3min 10s 2010

Hope Tucker USA Puhelinkoppi (1882-2007) 7min 30s 2010

Marjan Laaper NL At the Mall 1 min 26s 2009/2010

Paul Rascheja DE Spaces 2min12s 2010

Roberto Duarte CL 131 2min 32s 2009

Stephanie Gray US You know they want to disappear Hell’s Kitchen as Clinton 17min 2010

Uwe Doebbeke DE Passagen 8min 2002

curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr

Alla Kovgan - London Calling

London Calling by Alla Kovgan

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Sun 13th 8pm

Alexei Dmitriev will show his TITS at Directors Lounge!

We all love TITS. But we donʼt talk about it openly, because in our society it is complicated to express it as such affection is not always welcome. It is also a challenge to find the films that depict TITS properly.
So the aim of this program was to gather the films that make TITS their main subject. The angle the artist looks at TITS can be different: copyright, violence, media, politics, etc., still the topic stays the same. Oh, and TITS stands for To Insult The State.

Keith Sanborn US The Artwork in the Age of its Mechanical Reproducibility by Walter Benjamin as told to Keith Sanborn 5min 1996

Jean-Gabriel Périot FR The Barbarians 5min 2010

Elías León Siminiani ES The Commute 12min 30s 2009

Bryan Konefsky US Fertile Ground Corporate Slug 4min 2010

Maximilian Westphal DE The New Killing Fields 13min 2004-2009 

Till Penzek and Jon Frickey DE Keine Angst vorm Endlager! 2min 20s 2008

Pilvi Takala FI Real Snow White 9min 15s 2009

Derek Woolfenden FR Blackʼs Back 12min 2009

KRONCK DE Thank You Third World 3min 30s 2009

total running time:  66min 35s

Sun13th 10pm

PROFANE | Usama Alshaibi US 2010 | European Premiere

starring Manal Kara, Molly Plunk & Dejan Mircea  79 min

Profane is a feature length motion picture about a young Muslim Pro Domme in the midst of a spiritual crisis. It explores the idea of submission from a religious,psychological and sexual perspective. It is also a horror film about possession by a jinn. Jinn are the Islamic equivalent of demons. According to the Quran, Allah (God) created humans from clay, angels from light and jinn from smokeless fire. They are equally good and evil, and it is said that each of us has one of our own.
Profane is an inverted exorcism. The main character, Muna, has lost her jinn and is trying to bring it back into herself in order to feel whole again. She also struggles to understand the culture and religion from which she has been alienated. In the meantime, she journeys through a maze of indulgence, excess, and altered reality to find that her true self has been whispering to her all along.

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Sat 12th  6pm

still from CORPSE#8

curated by KIKA NICOLELA
total running time: 75 min.

in attendance of Niclas Hallberg

The Exquisite Corpse Video Project (ECVP) is a unique video collaboration among artists from all over the world, inspired by the Surrealist creation method, the “Exquisite Corpse”. Using the semi-blind, sequential method of the surrealists’ game, ECVP participants create video art in response to the final seconds of the previous member’s work. Each member is asked to incorporate these seconds into their piece, creating transitions as they please, until everyone’s vision is threaded together into an instigating final “corpse.”
While the Surrealists are said to have created the method almost a century ago, only recently could such a fast-paced, pan-global, audiovisual variation of this exercise be produced. The inspiring process of exchange among ‘strangers’ from around the world illuminates the possibilities of globalized, collective creativity.
The project is coordinated by Brazilian video-artist, Kika Nicolela. In the first Volume of the project (2008), 9 videos were created in collaboration by 36 artists from 16 countries. For the Directors Lounge 2011, the curator selected 5 videos from this volume.

read more about EXQUISITE CORPSE VIDEO PROJECT Vol.1 curated by KIKA NICOLELA (pdf)

2008, 7min 55s
<participating artists>
Marty McCutcheon (US)
Ambuja Magaji (IN)
Kika Nicolela (BR)
Zachary Sandler (US)
Simone Stoll (DE)
John Pirard (BE)
Niclas Hallberg (SE)
Anders Weberg (SE)

still from CORPSE#1

2008, 8min 15s
<participating artists>
John Pirard (BE)
Kika Nicolela (BR)
Anders Weberg (SE)
Joy Whalen (US)
Marty McCutcheon (US)
Ulf Kristiansen (NO)
Niclas Hallberg (SE)
Simone Stoll (DE)

2008, 9min 14s
<participating artists>
Kika Nicolela (BR)
Alicia Felberbaum (GB)
Ulf Kristiansen (NO)
Anders Weberg (SE)
Marty McCutcheon (US)
Jan Kather (US)
John Pirard (BE)
Arthur Tuoto (BR)
Nung-Hsin Hu (TW)

2008, 10min 23s
<participating artists>
Anders Weberg (SE)
Joshua & Zachary Sandler (US)
Kika Nicolela (BR)
Nung-Hsin Hu (TW)
Brad Wise (US)
Stina Pehrsdotter (SE)
Christian Leduc (CA)
Caroline Breton (FR)
Jan Hakon Erichsen (NO)
Pila Rusjan (SI)

2008, 10min 15s
<participating artists>
Joy Whalen (US)
Per E Riksson (SE)
Marty McCutcheon (US)
John Pirard (BE)
Alexandra Buhl (DK)
Simone Stoll (DE)
Alicia Felberbaum (GB)
Lucas Bambozzi (BR)
Pedro Reis (PT)
Mads Ljungdahl (DK)


Volume 2 of the ECVP (2009) consists of 12 videos made by over 50 artists from 21 countries. Each video from this volume follows a certain theme previously proposed by the curator. 3 videos from this volume were selected to be presented at the Directors Lounge 2011.

read more about EXQUISITE CORPSE VIDEO PROJECT Vol.2 curated by KIKA NICOLELA (pdf)

2009, 10min 15s
<participating artists>
Anders Weberg (SE)
Fernando Velazquez (BR)
Ronee Hui (GB)
Simone Stoll (DE)
Dave Swensen (US)
Matthias Roth (DE)

2009, 8min 45s
<participating artists>
Michael Chang (DK)
Niclas Hallberg (SE)
Ambuja Magaji (IN)
Kika Nicolela (BR)
Kim Dotty Hachmann (DE)
Alicia Felberbaum (GB)

2009, 9min 57s
<participating artists>
Brad Wise (US)
Niclas Hallberg (SE)
Ulf Kristiansen (NO)
Joshua and Zachary Sandler (US)
Kika Nicolela (BR)
Christian Leduc (CA)

Sat 12th  8: 30pm

still from Passage, 2010 by Alicia Felberbaum

Windows curated by Kika Nicolela

total running time: 60min

in attendance of Niclas Hallberg

Lea Van Steen  BRVanishing Point 1min 52s  2009

Michael Greathouse US Windows 3min 53s 2008

Cao Guimarães BR From The Window Of My Room (Da Janela do Meu Quarto)  5min 2004

Alicia Felberbaum GB Passage 3min 29s 2010

Wagner Morales AR/BR Wild Life 9min 19s 2006

Guillermina Buzio and Jorge Lozano CA Shade 2min 2007

Wai Kit Lam and AMAE CN/IT A Letter To My Dear Bird 5min 17s 2003

Robert Croma GB Passenger 5min 57s 2009

Giselle Beiguelman BR CGH – SDU 5min 5s 2010

Kika Nicolela FR/BR  Passenger 5min 2007

Niclas Hallberg SE Mr. Redlight 4min 22s 2011

Alexandra Gelis CA Borders 3min 12s 2009

Nung-Hsin Hu CL Vertical Reflect  1min 30s 2011

Patrick Bergeron CA Loop Loop 5min 2008

Junebum Park KR 5 Window 1min 50s 2002

Lucas Bambozzi BR Here Again (Aqui de Novo) 6min 9s 2003 

Anders Weberg SE Window Of Desire 2min 2011

read more about windows here

Sat 12th  10:30pm

Joanna Hoffmann PL Hidden Dimension 11 min 42s 2010 (pictured)
Elle Burchill US Aftermath (the beauty of extinction) 8min 38s 2010
Nat Urazmetova RU Luminoxia 8 min 15s 2010
Danny Warner US Aphasia Fortuna 3 min 2010


Sat 12th 11:30pm

Maria & Florence Guerberof UK  Exnihilo 3 min 2009
Stefanie Sixt DE Alabama Song 6 min 7s  2010
Ryley O´Byrne CA Maenad  2 min 45s 2010 (pictured)


Fri 11th 6pm

Khalil Zaarour LB Malaki – Scent Of An Angel 80 min 2010

For over five years, relatives of people reported missing have been keeping vigil in a tent outside the UN Headquarters in Beirut. A legacy of Lebanon’s long and bloody civil war, over 18,000 individuals remain unaccounted for. This is the story of the mothers of those who have vanished, who refuse to forget them and continue to campaign for the truth.