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)

La Magique Noire: Movie Night at Platoon Kunsthalle 

Monday Nov. 19th 8pm

This will be the first of an ongoing row of collaborations with Platoon Kunsthalle. We will spice up the Movie Nights with assorted shorts from our archive.

This Movie Night combines  Bar25: Days out of Time by Britta Mischer, Nana Yuriko with La Magique Noire by Aloura M. Charles.

La Magique Noire
A tourist in 1930’s Paris wanders into La Magique Noire Café and finds himself in the company of a mysterious Mulatto woman. As they share absinthe, the tourist soon realizes things in this magical bar are not as they seem!
Starring Adam Johnson, Phyllis Johnson and Lia Johnson
Official Selection: Mill Valley Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, Coney Island Film Festival

worlds away from society’s conventions and norms, Bar25 became the melting pot from which a truly Berlin culture emerged. fhe film follows the creators of Bar25, four young individuals whose freewheeling way of life, of music, individuality and never ending energy transforms a riverside wasteland into a fantasy land by the river Spree. but if the community’s life appears fulfilling from the outside, living it day after day isn’t easy. Bar 25 is a wonderland-night-and-day-club in Berlin, an enchanted adventure playground where adults become children again.

the film investigates the ambivalence of the community, of these so-called ‘business hippies’, questioning whether their form of living is valuable and authentic or if their hedonistic never-ending parties are a mere form of escapism.

Schoenhauser allee 9
10119 berlin . Germany

U2 to Senefelder Platz, walk south (2min)

U2, M8, Bus 142 to Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, walk north (2min)

U8 to Rosenthaler Platz, walk east (6min)