Many thanks to all visitors, participating artists and filmmakers, as well as to Ronald Liebermann and shoutr labs, Hi-ReS! and 48 Stunden Neukölln and all helping hands. Special thanks to Bela Böhme and Reinhold Gottwald for their overwhelming support and Korhan Erel for his wonderful live performance to the visuals of Candaş Şişman.
Snaps from our monthly Directors Lounge Screenings at Z-inema, Z-Bar, Berlin: Jonathan Rescigno | territorial transitions curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr | photos: Nick Font/DLand Klaus W. Eisenlohr
Jonathan Rescigno’s film work combines classical documentary film and art. The French born artist from the region Loraine now lives in Berlin, and he presents his work not only in festivals but also as video installations in art shows in Germany, France and Switzerland
Dagie Brundert makes films like singer-songwriters compose songs: with an almost weekly regularity, inspired by the small occurrences of everyday life and always blended with the joys of life and with her own charm. For the artist, who has committed herself mostly to super-8 film, simplicity is a must. Simplicity of means, low budget in production and improvised settings.
It is no wonder that she would discover caffenol and other natural ingredients for her filmmaking, i.e. for the development of her films – often in combination with expired Super-8 films, some of which have been of stock for many years.
“Directors Lounge started in 2005 as an experiment, a relaxed space for filmmakers, video artists and everybody interested in experimental forms of cinema and video art, during The Berlin International Film Festival.” (source: Directors Lounge)
This video represents my impressions of the two nights I had been at the DL. Although the main focus of the DL are short movies, there is also a stage for live performances – live music as well as live music/video/installations.
I hope that the Directors Lounge, in its tenth year now, will go in its eleventh year in 2015 – I’ll be there, for sure. And I recommend this extraordinary event to all of you, who are interested in short films, long nights, great music and amazing artists live on stage.
Footage taken on Feb 12th and Feb 15th.
Artists on stage: Dieter Rita Scholl with Martina Colli Anna Aliena Kay P. Rinha Eberhard Kranemann with Ina Sladic .FLICKA.
Songs and music: 1:14 – 2:10 “An jenem Tag” performed by Dieter Rita Scholl 3:39 – 5:05 Music + Installation by Eberhard Kranemann Hommage to William S. Burroughs 5:08 – 7:13 Song “Sputnik”, Band .FLICKA.