Seen at DL 9: Joe Hambleton CA Days of Future Past 07:44 2012

Trapped in a rut. Unable to say what I wish to say. I look to Burroughs for an answer. Video is cut up, randomly selected and interwoven with objects from my travels. My process is changed, memories are stirred. Visions of the future appear, a narrative forms. My fears and insecurity about the future come to fruition through an understanding of the past. Together they create a realization of my present. These are my Days of Future Past.

Days of Future Past is an experimental video work that utilizes the technique described above in an attempt to alter my process of filmmaking. Multiple scenes were shot across Windsor and Detroit and then randomly selected and organized, creating the structure and tone of the work. During this time, I also began to pick up any objects that had the potential to stir up memories. I imposed these objects onto the original footage as a reference point in each scene’s narrative. Through this process, a realization of the present became strongly apparent within the work.

Joe Hambleton CA Days of Future Past 07:44 2012,
screened as part of DL selection II, Mon 11th 2013

Directors Lounge at the Filmmuseum Duesseldorf, April 20th, 7pm – 2am

We have been kindly invited by the Filmmuseum Duesseldorf to present selected shorts during Duesseldorf´s Night Of The Museums, a special art event when 40 museums and galleries open their doors for one night.
During this night, all of Duesseldorf’s cultural establishments present an exciting program from music, workshops, lectures to art, as well as a wide scale of culinary surprises.

We screen three programs, next to an animation-special, curated and presented by Kim Collmer and a luminosacoustic live performance by Croatian artists Lightune.G (Bojan Gagic and Miodrag Gladovic)

Show me shorts! #1

around 7:30pm

Joerg Brinkmann DE Entschleunigter Moses 02:05 2011
Claudia Guilino DE Stony Sleep 06:24 2011
Pasha Е RU Robots 04:39 2009 music: Dolphin
Roger Deutsch US Prelude 07:15 2011
Charles Fairbanks US/MX Irma 12:15 2010
Emilio Rizzo IT The Story of Dreams 02:38 2009
Richard Pierre CA Squeaky Shoe 01:50 2012
Reuben Sutherland GB Happy Up Here 02:58 2009
Andre Chi Sing Yuen DE Sword-Sharpness of Expression 02:26 2012
Bruce Knox DE Alienated 02:32 2011
Antoine Hilaire FR Cross the Fader 03:26 2008 music: Jamaica
Heiko Daxl and Ingeborg Fuelepp DE Tomaten 03:00 2004
Masha Godovannaya RU Untitled #1 04:00 2005
music: Gianluca Porcu aka LU

Show me shorts! #2

around 10:30pm

Nina Lassila FI Günter und Mutti 03:17 2011
Simon Ellis GB What About The Bodies 07:20 2002
Lucia Nimcova SK Exercise 05:54 2007
Neil Ira Needleman US A Charming And Quaint Tale Of Brutal Revenge 07:50 2012
stock`n`wolf / Tinka Stock & Sèbastien Wolf DE Bob Log`s III Electric Fence 02:25 2005
Franz Wanner DE pitrs 01:11 2000
D. Kimm & Brigitte Henry CA Mademoiselle Clara, Rabbit-Tamer 06:26 2010
Andre Werner DE Die Augen Der Menschheit 14:00 2007
Kote Camacho ES La Gran Carrera 06:55 2011
Chema Garcia Ibarra ES The Attack Of The Robots From Nebula-5 06:20 2008
Javier Chillon ES Decapoda Shock 09:15 2011
Guilherme Marcodes BR Tyger 04:30 2006
Juan Pablo Zaramella AR Luminaris 06:00 2011

Show me shorts! #3  

around midnight

Coleman MillerUS Uso Justo 22:00 2005
Sandra Araújo PT Tape Loading Error 02:55 2012
Oded Arad IL Bartholomew 09:08 2012
Karl F. Stewart DE/US Animaux Découpages 04:33 2012
Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare CA Main Attraction 30:00 2011
Make the Girl Dance FR Baby Baby Baby 04:21 2009 music: Make the Girl Dance
John Christopher Gibson US Gillespie 08:08 2010
Joe McClean and Sarju Patel US How To Make David Lynch Movie 09:50 2011
Keith Schofield US Toe Jam 03:27 2008 music: The BPA


Black Box, Filmmuseum Duesseldorf, Schulstraße 4, 40213 Duesseldorf

pictured: still from Coleman Miller’s “Uso Justo”

FORMING MOTION presented by Kim Collmer

part of Directors Lounge at the Filmmuseum Duesseldorf, April 20th, 8:30pm

Kim Collmer delivers some of her absolute favorites for a special edition of animations and videos from her Directors Lounge screenings.
How to describe the work? It’s a real mix! Humorous yet uncomfortable, light but heavy, slick though messy. The main overriding theme – genuine artistic expression.
Some of the artists showing include: Tobias Anderson, Buckius & Manos, John N. Cambell, Jennifer Hope Davy, Janet Galore, Cecilia Lundquist, Johannes Nyholm, Ho Yoel Ryu, Meredith Root and more!

Buckius & Manos, 101 Ways to Humanize Technology, 2007, 03:11

Meredith Root, Anxiety Invention, 2006, 03:00 
Hei Cheng and Mike Chan, Board, 2005, 01:00
Janet Galore, Party Party Chisai-san, 2006, 01:30
Ho-Yeol Ryu, Ampel,2002, 01:30
Eric Dyer, Copenhagen Cycles, 2005, 06:35
Ho-Yeol Ryu, Autobahn, 2002, 01:30
Kim Collmer, Berlin Skin, 2007, 04:00
Cecilia Lundqvist, Making Pancakes, 2005, 04:58
Johannes Nyholm, The Tale of Little Puppetboy, 2005, 04:20
David Shrigley, Chris Sheperd, Who I Am And What I Want, 2006, 07:20
Ho-Yeol Ryu, Billards, 2002, 01:30 min
J Tobias Anderson, Whereto I Go, 2005, 04:46 
Bridget Walker, One Verse, No Chorus, 2007, 05:32
John N. Campbell, Li: The Patterns of Nature, 2007, 09:07 
Jennifer Hope Davy, It’s Your Timing, 2013, 01:00
location: Black Box, Filmmuseum Duesseldorf, Schulstraße 4, 40213 Duesseldorf
pictured: still from Who I Am And What I Want by David Shrigley, Chris Sheperd


A live luminoacoustic performance as part of Directors Lounge at the Filmmuseum Duesseldorf, April 20th, 9:30pm

LIGHTUNE.G (light+melody+tone G/50Hz) is the name of the collaborative duo consisting of Bojan Gagic and Miodrag Gladovic, which they are using to put on their first collaborative project, Lighterature Reading. The project is based on the conversion of light from luminous objects into tone images via the photovoltaic effect generated through solar panels (under the influence of light, solar panels – silicon cells – produce electricity the strength of which depends upon the intensity of the light). Hence the name that defines the performance and the composition technique – luminoacoustics. Different sources of light (neon, halogen, LED, cigarette lighters, video projectors, etc.) generate different sound frequencies which, through further processing, can be transformed into a modular musical sketch. The base frequency is 50Hz (the tone G) and is a product of theatre lighting conversion.

Bojan Gagic and Miodrag Gladovic started working on the project a year ago in collaboration with Ivan Bauk, defining a technical solution for the conversion of the photovoltaic effect and the possibilities for its use in music research.

Lighterature Reading will be shown in cooperation with Kroatien Kreativ 2013 Curator: Ingeborg Fuelepp

location: Black Box, Filmmuseum Duesseldorf, Schulstraße 4, 40213 Duesseldorf

interventions, transforming public space at platoon kunsthalle
Monday, 18 March 2013, 8pm

For those who missed the program III of Urban Research at The 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge , here is another chance at another fine location.

more and more artists chose to create art in public space, use it as a public stage, or try to actively change it. an “invisible performance”, invisible, because it has not been publicly announced, may not physically change a place, however it may change the ideas of how to use public space in general.

Filipe Afonso’s film Televisao is a (secret) filming of private spaces, where nothing more happens than the nightly projection of a television screen, and he questions the differences between public and private sphere. Laura Kissel records a specific situation. “Window Cleaning” in Shanghai shows two facade-cleaners, who become public performers with their high-up activities, but also possible unwanted witnesses of private scenes. Kika Nicolela confronts people in places where usually no cameras are allowed, and where instead surveillance cameras always record.
Gabrielle de Bayon, Signe Theill and Nuno Escudeiro use urban spaces for their performances changing the concept of common uses of public space. Katze und Krieg actively engage with their surrounding. Here, it is not the authorities, interfering, but the crowd, not tolerating a slow-down in the public rush. And it is again, Vladimir Turner together with Vojtech Fröhlich and other artists, who hijack commercial billboards, turning them into other, more public use.

Urban Research – Interventions, Transforming Public Space
Directors Lounge at Kunsthalle Platoon
Monday, 18 March 2013 8pm

Kunsthalle Platoon Berlin
Schönhauser Allee 9
10119 Berlin . Germany
U2 Senefelder Platz.

Entrance: 5 Euro

Urban Research is a film and video program curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr for Directors Lounge 2013.

Filipe Afonso (PT): Televisao (2012)

Kika Nicolela (BR): Don’t! (2010)

Philipp Hartmann (DE/AR): Entre despacio y por favor no haga ruido! (2012)

Nuno Escudeiro (PT): Pass by… (2011)

Kollektiv Graukarte (AT): Transforming a Non-Place (2011)

Eduardo Srur (BR): Bandit Bull (2010)

AKIZ (DE): Painting Reality (2010)

Laura Kissel (US): Window Cleaning in Shanghai (2011)

Signe Theill (DE): The new Middle (2010)

Gabrielle Le Bayon (FR): Image of a City (2011)

Julia Dick und Katharina Sandner katze und krieg (DE): Die Abenteuer
von Sissi und Sissi (2012)

Vladimir Turner (CZ): Osviceni / Enlightenment (2012)

Jan Simanek, Vladimir Turner, Vojtech Frohlich, Ondrej Mlady (CZ):

Merry-Go-Round (2011)
photo: AKIZ, Painting Reality (2010)

Miron Zownir (“Absturz”) with cast and crew, photo: Klaus W. Eisenlohr

photo: KT/DL

Festiwelt, photo:Klaus W. Eisenlohr

photo: KT/DL

Actor Birol Uenel (“Absturz”, “Gegen die Wand”), photo: KT/DL

John Sampson (Swimming) presenting Tricolour Sun, photo: KT/DL

More impressions from The 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge [DL9] here

The Groovy Dada Lounge Revisted, photo exhibition by Robert Carrithers at DL9, photo: JM/DL

Dim Locator, photo: JM/DL

Dim Locator, photo: KT/DL

Photographer and filmmaker Robert Carrithers, photo: Klaus W. Eisenlohr

Prague DJane Ida Taušlová, photo: Robert Carrithers

The Groovy Dada Lounge Revisited, photo exhibition by Robert Carrithers at DL9, photo: JM/DL

DJ Steve Morell, photo: Klaus W. Eisenlohr

photo: KT/DL

More impressions from The 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge [DL9] here

Team Directors Lounge, photo: Nadya Cazan

Andre Werner, Directors Lounge, photo: KT/DL

Usaginingen (Emi and Shinichi) and Eberhard Kranemann, photo: Usaginingen

photo: KT/DL

Bryan Konefsky (Experiments in Cinema), photo: KT/DL

Canadian filmmaker Matthew Lancit, photo: Klaus W. Eisenlohr

The Rathaus Ramblers, photo: Klaus W. Eisenlohr

Kenton Turk (Directors Lounge) and filmmaker Cathy Lee Crane (US), photo: Klaus W. Eisenlohr

Julia Murakami (Directors Lounge) and Oded Arad (Israel), photo: KT/DL

Many thanks to all participants, guests, friends and new friends, helping hands, like-minded idealists, sympathizers, weirdos and fellow festivals!! Keep in mind: Happiness is a warm projector, to quote Bryan Konefsky.

Till the next one!

Team DL

More impressions from The 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge [DL9] here


17.02.13 / Sunday / Day 11


Tonight we send Number Nine out flying, and high. You won’t want to miss the final of our Open Call set of cinematic slices, DL Selection VIII, at 19:30 (7:30 pm). Focusing on five short flicks, it offers the World Premiere screening of US filmmaker John Hawk’s 8-minute “Menopause in Guppies,” providing a special first-time look at what could hide behind the curious title. Portugal’s Marco Miranda gives us a well-needed “Prescrição” (Prescription) in European Premiere, while the German Premiere of Canadian Hervé Demers’ “Les Adieux De La Grise,” bids farewell to grey. Another must-see is the Chad/US production “Faisal Goes West” by Bentley Brown, which follows a Sudanese youth and his family landed in distinctly un-Sudanese Texas in a sobering film at times ironically humorous, while India’s Abhilash Vijayan will make the guys squirm at their next visit to the barber’s in “The Dual.” Then we really let loose… officially at 21:00 (9:00 pm), the last shindig begins: FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE FAREWELL PARTY starts out with our surprise mix of gems from all our programs plus Liu Zhenchen’s fitting “Adieu” in Euro-Premiere and continues right after with a live juggernaut at 22:00 (10:00 pm), The Kings of Spreedelta, “fast swing & dirty jazz” fired on by the powerhouse voice of Nadin Bieschke. If you can still get your breath at 23:30 (11:30 pm), you can’t use it for anything better than to hoof it to the sartorially elegant spinner of shellac discs known as DJ Grammophon. White gloves grab 78 RPM platters and set them rotating on turntables mounted in a travelling trunk. Swing, rock, shuck and jive until the floors wear through. There’s no better way we know to send off [DL9]… as you’ll see!

Sun. 17 the program

the complete program