Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr

The Sound We See: City Symphonies in the 21st Century

Thursday, 21 June 2012
21:00 Uhr

Z-Bar
Bergstraße 2
10115 Berlin-Mitte

In the fall of 2010, 37 youth from across Los Angeles, ages 11 – 19, bonded together to document the life, rhythm and movement of the city from their unique perspectives, joining their visions to create a complete 24-hour City Symphony. The filmmakers divided the day into its two-dozen hours, working in pairs to select and shoot locations that best represented each hour of the day (and night) as one minute on film. The result is a spectacular 24-minute trip through the City of Angels as most have never seen it before…

Learning, emulating and redefining the ways and techniques of past avant-garde urban documentarians, the youth filmmakers worked with 16mm cameras and black and white film.

Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr were invited to return to Rotterdam in 2012 to repeat the project with local youth. The Sound We See: Rotterdam was created by a group of 17 filmmakers between the ages of 13 and 42. Once again, local musicians created a soundtrack specifically for the film, which premiered on May 25, 2012. Lisa Marr will be available for Q&A.

Filmmakers Bio
Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr are filmmakers/musicians/writers/educators whose work is a catalyst for creative collaboration and positive social change. Originally from Italy and Canada respectively, they currently live and work in Los Angeles where they run the Echo Park Film Center, a non-profit neighborhood media arts center. As The Here & Now they travel the world, bringing movies and music to the masses.

Presented by guest curator Dagie Brundert and Klaus W. Eisenlohr

Links:
http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org
http://www.filmmobile.org

Lisa Marr at Directors Lounge

Program Details
The Sound We See: A Los Angeles City Symphony
DV: original format 16mm
28 minutes
2010

The Sound We See: A Rotterdam City Symphony
DV: original format 16mm
27 minutes
2012

Around The World With The Here & Now
DV: original format Super 8 with live musical accompaniment
30 minutes
2003 – present

Milena Gierke
Reine Liebe und Architektur
Pure Love and Architecture
Screening of Super-8 Films

Thursday, 24 May 2012
21:00
Z-Bar
Bergstraße 2
10115 Berlin-Mitte

The Super-8 film screening itself could be called a live performance as Milena Gierke projects the films personally and presents a different selection of her work consisting of over 75 films each time she has a show. This special program however was selected in close collaboration with the curator Klaus W. Eisenlohr. Architecture and film have formed unofficial alliances in modern times, and still the connection between Super-8 film and architecture seems to be astonishing. The program comprises films on architecture together with observations of human interaction, flowers and lonely places.  Milena Gierke’s films distinguish themselves by the loving gaze on details through the camera and by the organic rhythm of images, which originate in her in-camera editing. Thus in the viewer’s perception, arrays of details come together and fall into place forming architecture, buildings and sceneries. The scenes fully unfold for the viewer in complex ways. Moreover, the artist attaches great importance to the uniqueness of the ephemeral viewing experiences during the screening of films. One more reason to make this screening with Milena Gierke a very special occasion.

Artist Links:
Director Milena Gierke:
http://www.regisseurinnenguide.de/vk.php3?user=57238 Curator Milena Gierke:
http://filmsamstag.de Distribution: Arsenal http://arsenal-berlin.de/

Links:

More program infos:
http://www.richfilm.de/filmUpload/1-framesMilenaGierke.html

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Pripyat — the Uncanny of Modernity

Thursday, 22 March 2012, 9pm, Z-Bar

One year after the Fukushima disaster and 26 years after the explosion of the Chernobyl reactor, the discussion on civil nuclear energy has again reached the “normality” of planning for new power plants. Over the same time, Pripyat the destroyed young Sowjet city, now situated in Ukraine, has gained an eerie attraction. Firstly presented in Freiburg DE, the collected films allow a discussion of the human imagination triggered by nuclear energy and nuclear disasters beyond excited press news.

Presented by Klaus W. Eisenlohr. The film program comprises films representing visions of the abandoned city of Pripyat by artists and documentary filmmakers, and imaginations of futures under the influence of “peaceful nuclear energy”.

Artists list:
Hanne Adam + Thierry Buysse,
Klaus W. Eisenlohr,
Gair Dunlop,
Andrea Slavik,
Vanessa Renwick,
Anders Weberg,
Sarah Breen Lovett,
Nicky Larkin,
Julio Soto

More infos at: richfilm

Z-Bar
Bergstr. 2
D-10115 Berlin-Mitte

U-Rosenthaler Platz

Pripyat — the Uncanny of Modernity

Thursday, 22 March 2012
21:00
Z-Bar
Bergstr. 2
D-10115 Berlin-Mitte

U-Rosenthaler Platz

One year after the Fukushima disaster and 26 years after the explosion of the Chernobyl reactor, the discussion on civil nuclear energy has again reached the “normality” of planning for new power plants. Over the same time, Pripyat the destroyed young Sowjet city, now situated in Ukraine, has gained an eerie attraction. Firstly presented in Freiburg DE, the collected films allow a discussion of the human imagination triggered by nuclear energy and nuclear disasters beyond excited press news.

Presented by Klaus W. Eisenlohr. The film program comprises films representing visions of the abandoned city of Pripyat by artists and documentary filmmakers, and imaginations of futures under the influence of “peaceful nuclear energy”.

Artists list:
Hanne Adam + Thierry Buysse,
Klaus W. Eisenlohr,
Gair Dunlop,
Andrea Slavik,
Vanessa Renwick,
Anders Weberg,
Sarah Breen Lovett,
Nicky Larkin,
Julio Soto

More infos at:
http://www.richfilm.de/filmUpload/1-framesPripyat2012.html

StadtRaum Film Double Feature
• Klaus W. Eisenlohr
Stadtrandzone Mitte 46 min, 16mm, sound
• Klaus W. Eisenlohr und Johann Zeitler
zwischen | stadt | raum 64 min, 3 channel (HD Version)

StadtRaum – Urban Space Double Feature

Two films, two film essays about public space. One is based on performances including public interventions on urban plazas in Hannover and the second film explores encounters in public space in Gropiusstadt, a modernist residential area in the South of Berlin. Both films bring forward issues of public space and urban development: Will public space disappear under the changes of globalization and the development of an electronic public sphere? Are there new meanings and new functions of urban public space that could reactivate public space also in urban areas outside of the historic center of cities? Do we still need public places, or urban community space in the larger metropolitan areas?
Both films developed from visual researches in the respective urban areas and may be best described as visual essays.

Klaus W. Eisenlohr is a lecturer at Photocentrum Kreuzberg and at Lexia International in Berlin. His media are photography, film and new media. Johann Zeitler mainly works with painting, performance and drawing. Both artist have collaborated on urban and film projects since 2003.

A DL Screening: Monday, 5 Dec 2011, 7:30pm
Z-Bar
Bergstr. 2 
D-10115 Berlin-Mitte
U-Rosenthaler Platz

dl screening:
StadtRaum
Film Double Feature
• Klaus W. Eisenlohr
Stadtrandzone Mitte 46 min, 16mm, sound
• Klaus W. Eisenlohr und Johann Zeitler
zwischen | stadt | raum 64 min, 3 channel (HD Version)

Monday, 5 Dec 2011
19:30


Z-Bar

Bergstr. 2
D-10115 Berlin-Mitte
U-Rosenthaler Platz

StadtRaum – Urban Space Double Feature

Two films, two film essays about public space. One is based on performances including public interventions on urban plazas in Hannover and the second film explores encounters in public space in Gropiusstadt, a modernist residential area in the South of Berlin. Both films bring forward issues of public space and urban development: Will public space disappear under the changes of globalization and the development of an electronic public sphere? Are there new meanings and new functions of urban public space that could reactivate public space also in urban areas outside of the historic center of cities? Do we still need public places, or urban community space in the larger metropolitan areas?
Both films developed from visual researches in the respective urban areas and may be best described as visual essays.

Klaus W. Eisenlohr is a lecturer at Photocentrum Kreuzberg and at Lexia International in Berlin. His media are photography, film and new media. Johann Zeitler mainly works with painting, performance and drawing. Both artist have collaborated on urban and film projects since 2003.

Links:
http://www.richfilm.de
http://www.richfilm.de/currentUpload
http://www.z-bar.de
http://www.directorslounge.net

Stadtrandzone Mitte:
http://www.richfilm.de/filmUpload/1-framesSRZM.html
zwischen | stadt | raum
http://www.richfilm.de/filmUpload/1-framesZSR.html

DL: short cuts to Japan, Thursday 24th Nov. Z-Bar, Berlin

Directors Lounge presents experimental films all around Japan

We participated in this year´s 日本デ , the 10th Japan-Day in Duesseldorf, celebrating the 150 anniversary of Japanese-German diplomatic relations. 

DL: Short Cuts to Japan,  first screened during the Japan-Day at the Black Box cinema is dedicated to Japan in experimental cinema and video art. Films included cover a wide range of “Japans”, from fictional to historical to personal…

films by Ciro Altabás, Marina Chernikova, André Werner, Yukihiro Taguchi, Jean-Gabriel Périot, Matthew Dotson & Bart Woodstrop, Anders Weberg & Robert Willim, GUP-py, Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Akinori Okada & Masataka Ohta

curated by Julia Murakami

Thursday, 24 Nov. 2011 
21:00 / 9 p.m.
Z-Bar
Bergstraße 2 
10115 Berlin-Mitte

pictured (above): Made In Japan by Ciro Altabás ES                                          pictured: Platform N1/Tokyo by Marina Chernikova NL

Directors Lounge Screening

Steven Ball
Travelling Practice
video works
Thursday, 27 Oct. 2011
21:00
Z-Bar
Bergstraße 2
10115 Berlin-Mitte

Travelling Practice

Digital video works by Steven Ball 2003 – 2010. These works travel near and far, across physical and virtual space using material collected en route. Travel determines form, subject and object are fluid entities, digital experimentation becomes landscape study, hyperlocal excursion, and experimental documentary, as they explore and exhaust species of spaces and media.

Steven Ball has worked in film, video, sound and installation since the early 1980s. In the late 1980s he accidentally migrated to Melbourne, Australia. There he continued his practice making a number of film, video and sound and installation works, as well as being engaged in various curatorial, administrative, teaching and writing activities. Since returning to the UK he has worked predominantly with digital video, producing a series of works, which among other things, are particularly concerned with digital material processes and spatial representation.

Curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr

Artist Links:

home: http://www.steven-ball.net

blog: http://directobjective.blogspot.com

videoblog: http://directlanguage2010.blogspot.com

Public Water: http://www.publicwater.net

More infos:

http://www.directorslounge.net

http://www.richfilm.de/currentUpload/

http://www.z-bar.de/Inhaltsseiten/kulturprogramm.html

Directors Lounge Screenings:  

Petra Lottje + Curtis Burz 
AUF DER SPUR

video works
Donnerstag, 29. Sept 2011
21:00

Z-Bar

Bergstraße 2

10115 Berlin-Mitte

Directors Lounge präsentiert ein Programm mit Petra Lottje und Curtis Burz. Beide Künstler, aus ganz unterschiedlichem Hintergrund, Bildende Kunst bei Petra Lottje und die dokumentarische Tradition europäischen Kinos bei Curtis Burz, befassen sich mit zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungen. Ob diese nun eigentlich „auf der Spur“ sind (on track) oder „abseits der Spur“ (off track) bleibt auch über die ambivalente Benutzung der Medien oder des Recordings bei beiden Künstlern offen, oder hängt davon ab, welchen Blickpunkt der Beobachter (Zuschauer) selbst einnehmen will.

‚Sprache bildet in zahlreichen Videos Petra Lottjes den Ansatzpunkt der Auseinandersetzung. Sie kombiniert Tonsequenzen aus unterschiedlichen Spielfilmen, verleiht ihnen körperlichen Ausdruck und setzt sie in neue Zusammenhänge. … Heute ist jeder Protagonist seines eigenen Films, doch wie eigen ist dieser Film wirklich? Und wie sehr sind wir selbst Medien kollektiver Stereotypen?’ (Susanne Husse, 2010)

In drei Episoden aus dem dokumentarischen Essay „Ich habe Dir nie erzählt, womit ich mein Geld verdiene“ (2011) erzählt Curtis Burz von Menschen, die sich scheinbar in der Mitte der Gesellschaft bewegen, aber doch nur „vom Rand“ aus zuschauen. Die Geschichten basieren auf Interviews, die der Regisseur in der Zeit 2008-2010 geführt hat.

(Kuratiert von Klaus W. Eisenlohr)

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/IchHabeDirNieErzaehltWomitIchMeinGeldVerdiene

http://www.lottje.de

Jakob Kirchheim

schnitte—bilder—worte

film and video works
Thursday, 28 July 2011
21:00
Z-Bar
Bergstraße 2
10115 Berlin-Mitte

Prints–Images-Words

Jakob Kirchheim combines different art genres in very personal ways, genres that usually are not connected with each other. He creates films and paintings using linoleum prints. The seriality of printing initially made the artist experimenting with film. He has used a variety of animation methods without leading him to classic animation forms. The ways Jakob Kirchheim also includes words and maps then results in political meaningful references, and they partly remind of the styles of agitprop from the 1920’s, but also from the 60’s and 70’s. However, the artists likes to see them as media references rather than just bold political statements. These references seem to say, «Agitprop? Isn’t that pure poetry, anyways?» Already in 1987, Jakob Kirchheim conceived his first «Linolfilm», a stop motion film based on linoleum prints as a combination of words and images. Since then he further developed his film techniques using photographs, collage techniques and live footage, and he thus has produced over 20 experimental animation, poetry and documentary films.

Artist Link:
http://www.jakob-kirchheim.de/

Links:

More infos at http://richfilm.de/filmUpload/1-framesKirchheim.html

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