The Leo Kuelbs Collection’s mission is to bring artists together and present them on independent platforms fostering interconnectivity and understanding across all types of boundaries. Towards this end, Leo Kuelbs has worked with well over 1000 artists from most countries in the world. And counting.
Matl Findel Heimweh (Always) 10 min 2015 Matl Findel Wann fahren wir zur See? 01:28 2008 silent Thomas Draschan Seegasse Franz Reimer The Possibility of an Island pt. V 5:32 min 2016 Christopher Winter Alien Sex Invaders 06:59 min 1999 Christopher Winter The Next Generation 06:49 min 2000 Kristina Paustian Wälder & Steppen / Forests & Steppe 2:44 min 2012-2013
stills: Matl Findel “Wann fahren wir zur See?”, Thomas Draschan “Seegasse”, Franz Reimer’s “Die Möglichkeit einer Insel V”, Kristina Paustian “Wälder & Steppen”, Christopher Winter “Alien Sex Invaders”
SHOTS IN THE LIGHT AND THE DARK:
Directors Lounge at Mitte Media Festival, 5 – 6 May, 2017
The lights are on and the gloves are off for this sensory assault of choicest knock-out punches from around the world of DL. Stories are told, implied or avoided in a rush of shorts spread over two venues and three programs. Everything you need to reactivate undernourished cinema-hungry brain cells will be served up – plenty of DL premiere gems in the bunch, plus other bright lights from a slew of bright minds.
We are pleased to participate in the Mitte Media Festival, a two-day, multi-venue celebration of video, film, publication and performance works through a spectrum of media starting on May 5th and ending on May 6th.
We will be presenting two screenings at Z-Bar, Bergstraße 2, Berlin at 6 pm and 8 pm, presented by André Werner and Kenton Turk: A buffet of tasty tidbits from 10 years of Directors Lounge, films about self -esteem, aliens, art, moms, toasters and the whole universe. An Urban Research program curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr will take place at the Fata Morgana Gallery.
We will hit you, in the best way possible!
DL at Mitte Media | Program One (80 min) curated by André Werner, 5 May, 6 pm at Z-Bar: all about reception, pictophagia and the autopoietic beauty of images.
Stefan Adamski (PL) Induction 3 min 2007 Neil Needleman (US) Meeskeit 7 min 30s 2009 Jes Benstock (GB) Phosphenes 10 min 2002 Michael Betancourt (US) The Kodak Moment 2 min 2013 Xavi Sala (ES) La Parabólica 12 min 2007 Sasha Waters Freyer (US) An Incomplete History of Pornography, 1979, 8 min 2013 Jean-Gabriel Périot (FR) 21.04.02 9 min, DV, 2002 Faith Holland (US) RIP Geocities 2 min 31s 2011 André Werner (DE) The Custom of Eating Pictures 9 min 1997 Santiago Parres EZO (ES) Sinecdoquanon 7 min 29s 2011 Tokomburu / Zisis Kokkinidis and Ion Papaspyrou (GR) I Am Not Here Now 9 min 30 s 2013
DL at Mitte Media | Program Two (96 min) curated by André Werner, 5 May, 8 pm at Z-Bar: A wild rollercoaster about the eternal question “Have you ever seen an experimental film?”
Alexei Dmitriev (RU) Dubus 4 min 9s, DV, 2005 Coleman Miller (US) Uso Justo 22 min 2005 Matthew Lancit (FR/CA) 16 Reasons Why I Hate Myself 03:32 Alexandru Ponoran (RO) Isac Inca Doarme 17 min 2012 Samuel Blain (GB) In Dreams 3 min 57s 2011 Bryan Konefsky (US) Miss Yummy Yummy 4 min 2012 Guy Maddin (CA) Sombra Dolorosa 7 min 35s Nina Lassila (FI) Günter und Mutti 3 min 17s 2011 (Distributor: AV-arkki) Chema Garcia Ibarra (ES) The Attack of The Robots From Nebula-5 6min 20s 2008 Javier Chillon (ES) Decapoda Shock 9 min 15s 2011 Luca Zuberbuehler (CH) Lothar 13 min 2013 Oliver Smith (GB) Bob by Oliver Smith 2 min 31s 2013
DL at Mitte Media | Program Three, curated by K.W. Eisenlohr (91 min), 6 May, 4 pm at Fata Morgana Gallery: Exploring the boundaries where video art and cinema merge.
James Harrar (UK) Vlaamperd 2014, 5:54min Clemens Fürtler (AT) Bildmaschine 07, Transit 2015 3:30min (silent) Elaine Tedesco (BR) Leme Posto 2011 2:59 min James Edmonds (DE) Movement and Stillness 2015 10:52min (silent) Eric Stewart (US) Rah Rah 2013, 3:58 min Petra Lottje (CN/DE) Questions to the Moon, 2017 4:46min Doris Schmid (DE) LEG- 2012 5:00min Katya Craftsova (IN/DE) Time Conservation 2012, 6:19 min John D´Arcy & Deborah Uhde (DE/UK) Back ande Vor 2014 5:32 min Bernd Lützeler & Kolja Kunt (DE) Unterwegs mit Maxim Gorkiy 2014 10:14 min Sandra Becker 01 (BR/DE) 4 Clips for Loops 2015 01:17min Mélissa Faivre (DE) The Space in Between 2016 11:48min Gabriele Stellbaum (DE) Honest Lies 2011 9:45min Mark Street (US) After Synchromy 2015 5:11min Felix Brassier.Thanos Chrysakis (FR/UK) Day Two Hundred Seventy Nine Trails 2014 4:22min