Out on the (Fata Morgana) floor, four suspiciously alien creatures (Tristan Honsinger dragging voice and bow across low registers), Moeko Yamazaki (beating a ritual drum to within an inch of its life), Izumi Ose (as silver and silver gets, all a-glitter and a-twitch) and Woody Hoofer (acting up with his body as a sensual weapon) got very close indeed to the gathering one of during DL’s various presentations for the Mitte Media Festival 2018. A slew of unearthly film cuts and an ethereal installation were also part of the mix. Who needs gravity, after all?
Backstage pix from the very strange troupe before their DL performance at Fata Morgana Gallery, which sprang straight out of Hiroki Mano’s film “Spiritual Meetin’”. Part of our presentation at the Mitte Media Festival. If you missed it, well….
Performers of the night: Izumi Ose, Moeko Yamazaki, Tristan Honsinger and Woody Hoofer. Photos: KT/DL
SHOTS IN THE LIGHT AND THE DARK II:
DIRECTORS LOUNGE AT MITTE MEDIA FESTIVAL 20 – 22 April, 2018
Join Fata Morgana/coGalleries, Z-Bar, Leo Kuelbs Collection, Benhad & Djilal, BRLO, Chased Magazine, Kunstleben Berlin and Directors Lounge for the second annual MITTE MEDIA FESTIVAL! Lots of performance, art talks and videos of all kinds in the heart of Berlin’s Mitte neighborhood.
Mitte Media Festival takes its creative cues from the neighborhood itself: a thriving international scene with its own deep German heart. Berlin-based artists are mixed with a variety of international creators to provide a cross-section of what’s going on in the world of video and media art.
DL at Mitte Media | Program I (88 min) “In the other side, by her side” curated by Elaine Tedesco (Brazil), 20 April, 5 – 7 pm at Z-Bar: Contemporary videos of women artists about the city, urban issues, the arts circuit, performance, social problems, speeches and their forms, feminism, audiovisual language, memory, selfimage, daydreaming… Read more…
DL at Mitte Media | Program II (110 min) curated by Kenton Turk and Klaus W. Eisenlohr, 20 April, 8 – 10 pm at Fata Morgana Gallery: Here, DL will be doing a double-dig into its box of flickering tricks, with a program of shorts from both the Berlin International Directors Lounge Festival as well as the Urban Research side of things. There will be new projections as well, including, rumour has it, a mad monkey and film art that literally leaps into the room. Saying more would be telling…. Performers of the night include Tristan Honsinger (cello), Izumi Ose (melodion), Moeko Yamazaki (taiko drum) and the very odd Woody Hoofer (indescribable). Read more…
DL at Mitte Media | “Was vom Kino übrig blieb” (What remains from cinema), André Werner, 2018, 21 April, 6:30 – 8 pm at Z-Bar: The first in a series of Interactive video installations capturing glimpses of cinematica. See more…
Here, DL will be doing a double-dig into its box of flickering tricks, with a program of shorts from both the Berlin International Directors Lounge Festival as well as the Urban Research side of things. There will be new projections as well, including, rumour has it, a mad monkey and film art that literally leaps into the room. Saying more would be telling…. Performers of the night include Tristan Honsinger (cello), Izumi Ose (melodion), Moeko Yamazaki (taiko drum) and the very odd Woody Hoofer (indescribable).
Curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr and Kenton Turk
Andreas Gogol, Xarussel, 2017, DE, 7:02 Angela Christlieb, Dein Falsches Spiel, 2017, DE, 3:13 Cecelia Chapman, Knuckleshop, 2014 USA, 00:58 Bernd Luetzeler, Untitled, 2017, DE, 8:32 Petra Lottje, Blinde Flecken, 2018, DE, 3:56 Gabriele Stellbaum, Close Huddle, 2017, DE, 4:30 Henry Gwiazda, Knowledge, 2017, USA, 3:05 Verena Kyselka, Omani Songbook, 2016, DE, 13:18 Eric Stewart, Helios, 2018, USA, 5:01
Max Sacker (DT) Belle de Lyon, 10:00, 2012 Jimmy Grima (MT) L-Iblah (The Fool) 10:00 2013 Oded Arad (IL) Bartholomew, 09:08, 2012 Karl F. Stewart (DT/US) Animaux Découpages, 04:33, 2012 Hiroki Mano (JP) Spiritual Meetin’, 05:26, 2016
Performance with Tristan Honsinger (cello), Moeko Yamazaki (taiko drum), Izumi Ose (melodion) and Woody Hoofer.
“an abstraction of moving reality – I filmed with b&w super8 and Mini DV at the Berlin Alexanderplatz x-mas fairground … later I discovered shots of the birds from the 16mm Found Footage studies … a friend gave me exposed & expired color super8 material – during the editing process arose a new form and cinematic image structure with different levels of perception & realities – what I see is not what I hear.” Andreas Gogol
Angela Christlieb (DE) Dein Falsches Spiel, 2017, 3:13
Music video mit Christian Wirlitsch
Cecelia Chapman (US) Knuckleshop, 2014, 00:58
Knuckleshop is adapted from the mystery envelope of elevator diagrams and schematic sex sketches of Jeff Crouch. Mr.E series 2008, music: Christa Hunter.
Bernd Luetzeler (DE) Untitled, 2017, 8:32
Things galore. Shopping galore. Profits galore. Bangalore! The streetscape of every Indian city and town is – apart from crowds and vehicles – mainly dominated by products. The bazaar is no longer limited to a certain square or building, it expands into all other parts of the city and claims a large percentage of the available public space.
Petra Lottje (DE) Blinde Flecken, 2018, 3:56
Dieser Kurzfilm basiert auf dem deutschen Dokumentarfilm “Die Kinder sind tot” (2003). Es geht um den Fall einer Frau, die im Sommer 1999 ihre beiden Kleinkinder tagelang in der Wohnung zurückließ, wo sie verdursteten. Ich wähle prägnante Sätze aus dem Film, löse sie vom Bild und spreche sie mit einem Schauspieler nach.
Gabriele Stellbaum (DE) Close Huddle, 2017, 4:30
What Close Huddle depicts, is a highly uncanny setting, in which we encounter mind control not as a dystopian fiction but as actualized nature, as a distinct futurity, inscribed in our every day experience of the contemporary.
Henry Gwiazda (US) Knowledge, 2017, 3:05
My work is about the choreography of reality. It’s about the way everything moves and is interconnected to create beauty. Each small, choreographed scene can be appreciated for itself, but on subsequent viewings, takes on a separate meaning. They become metaphors for our lives, our dreams and ourselves.
Verena Kyselka (DE) Omani Songbook, 2016, 13:18
Traditional Omani songs reflect desires, longings, landscape and the life in it. Emotions which seem quickly lost in a rapidly evolving society. These feelings are visualized in video collages
Eric Stewart (US) Helios, 2018, 5:01
Whispering to plants with motors and oscillators
Max Sacker (DT) Belle de Lyon, 10:00, 2012 For anyone that loves sex, dreams and the French New Wave. 1960s France. Inspired by the writings of the marquis de sade, young Séverine (Valeria Piskounova) betrays her controlling husband with a small-time street gangster. (Nikolai Kinski) An act of passion? Or is there something sinister at play?
Oded Arad (IL) Bartholomew, 09:08, 2012
Karl F. Stewart (DT/US) Animaux Découpages, 04:33, 2012
Often times the personality of an animal extends only to the dining room table as a roasted chicken or a grilled steak. And though we are fairly understanding of cats and dogs, we frequently lose touch with the complexities of other domesticated animals. Animaux Découpages are portraits of common farm animals. It’s a look at their perceived personality through a photograph. Why would I want to be a Cow . Why would I want to be a cow … Why would I want to be a cow … They heat you … They eat … Why would I wan to be a cow … I came into this world all big eyed … Now I’m big all around .would I want to be a cow … Why would I want to be a cow … They heat you … They eat you ….
Jimmy Grima (MT) L-Iblah (The Fool) 10:00 2013
This film revisits the timeless phenomenon of a man falling in love with a woman. Just as a block of cement sits by the sea, one witnesses a quasi-dreamlike sequence of images that are intentionally placed on that fine line where reality borders with surreality. This is a story innocently echoing the island’s [Malta’s] way of resolving its dormant, winter season with its spirited, eclectic summer festivities.
Hiroki Mano | JP | Spiritual Meetin’ | 05:26 | 2016 A mad monkey and film art that literally leaps into the room
photo: Moeko Yamazaki by Ko Zushi (Ko Zushi Photography)
Meet us at our chilly lounge at Hi-ReS! for a banquette of fine media art, films and installations.
We are very happy to announce that Korhan Erel will be presenting an audio-visual performance to the visuals of Candaş Şişman on Saturday at 4pm!
Korhan Erel is a computer musician, improviser, sound designer based in Berlin. He plays instruments he designs on a computer by employing various controllers. He is a founding member of Islak Köpek, Turkey’s pioneer free improvisation group, which is regarded as the band that started the free improvisation scene in Turkey. | photo: Peter Tümmers
The performance will be followed by highlights from the Directors Lounge contemporary art ruhr selection at 6pm and new works from Urban Research at 8pm. Last but not least, DL à la carte in collaboration with shoutr labs is always at your service.
At the opening night of the Berliner Liste, Sept. 17th, 7:20pm, she´ll give a guided tour entitled “Welcome”. A tour with a twist as Ellen will use the art fair space to introduce you to the Sanssouci Palace, interweaving time and space.
Or Fried Rosenstock, a regular at Directors Lounge during the last years, who performs the same day from 7pm on. His work “Ich kenne das Land wo die Zitronen blühen” is based on the famous line from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s novel Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre “Knowest thou where the lemon blossom grows”.
Contemporary interventions with a classical background.
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.