STUDIO

    PLUS1: MAUERN. POSITIONEN GEGEN DIE EUROPÄISCHE ABSCHOTTUNG

    Thu 11.05 19:30 // PANEL // STUDIO
    PLUS1: MAUERN. POSITIONEN GEGEN DIE EUROPÄISCHE ABSCHOTTUNG

    Eine Abendveranstaltung der Kampagne Plus1 mit:
     
    JANA CZIERNOCH [SOS MEDITERRANEE]
    CARSTEN GERICKE [ECCHR – European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights]
    AXEL GRAFMANNS [Sea-Watch]
    ALEXANDER HOF [Jugend Rettet e.V.]
    RAMONA LENZ [medico international]
     
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    ABOUT
     
    Als der US Präsident Donald Trump Anfang März anfing, seine Ankündigungen aus dem Wahlkampf umzusetzen, war die internationale Empörung groß. Zu Recht sorgen seine Pläne, eine 1.600 Kilometer lange Mauer an der Grenze zu Mexiko bauen zu lassen, und einen Einreisestopp für Staatsangehörige aus sieben Ländern mit überwiegend muslimischer Bevölkerung zu verhängen, weltweit für Empörung.
     
    Wenn es um die eigene Mauer geht, nämlich das Mittelmeer, bleibt es in Europa jedoch verdächtig still. Mehr als 180.000 Menschen sind im vergangenen Jahr unter Lebensgefahr über das zentrale Mittelmeer nach Europa geflohen. Die europäische Union versucht, die Flucht und Migration mit allen Mitteln abzuwehren und nimmt dabei den Tod von Tausenden bewusst in Kauf. Ungefähr 4.500 Menschen sind im Jahr 2016 bei ihrer Flucht über das Mittelmeer umgekommen, bereits in den ersten drei Monaten dieses Jahres sind weitere 559 Tote hinzugekommen.
     
    Ohne die Organisationen der zivilen Seenotrettung wären es viele mehr: Rund 46.800 Menschen wurden in dem vergangenen Jahr von NGOs wie SOS Méditerranée, Sea-Watch, Jugend Rettet und Cadus vor dem Ertrinken im Mittelmeer gerettet. Wegen ihres zivilgesellschaftlichen Einsatzes sind sie mit dem Vorwurf konfrontiert, kriminellen Schleppern in die Hände zu arbeiten.
     
    Die tausenden Toten im Mittelmeer, der Flüchtlingsdeal mit der Türkei 2016 und die Zusammenarbeit bei der Flüchtlingsabwehr mit Libyen und anderen afrikanischen Ländern zeugen davon, dass es bei der EU-Flüchtlingspolitik nicht um die Einhaltung der Menschenrechte, und damit der europäischen Werte, sondern um eine Abschottung um jeden Preis geht. Sie ist der gemeinsame Nenner der europäischen Migrationspolitik. Durch illegale Push-Back-Aktionen, unterlassene Hilfeleistungen auf dem Mittelmeer und die Verlagerung der Flüchtlingsabwehr in die Saharastaaten und die Türkei wird diese Abschottung umgesetzt. Sie zeigt sich aber auch an den Hochsicherheitszäunen im Balkan, in Calais und an der türkischen Grenze nach Syrien.
     
    Obwohl diese Fakten nichts Neues sind, bleibt das gesellschaftliche Interesse marginal. Mit der Veranstaltung möchte die Kampagne Plus1 aufzeigen, dass es hier nicht nur um Empathie mit den Opfern von Krieg und Verfolgung geht, sondern auch um die Frage, in was für einer Welt wir leben möchten, und wie eine politische Intervention aussehen kann.
     
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    Mit Vertreter_innen der Hilfsorganisation medico international, der zivilen Seenotrettungsinitiativen Jugend Rettet, Sea-Watch und SOS Méditerranée sowie der Menschenrechtsorganisation European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights werden die Veranstalter_innen über die globalen Ursachen von Flucht und Migration, die Folgen der europäischen Abschottungspolitik, die Herausforderungen der zivilen Seenotrettung und die Möglichkeiten rechtstaatlicher und politischer Intervention sprechen.
     
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    Dank an Matthies & Schnegg für die tolle Unterstützung beim Design!
     
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    DO 11.5 // 19H30 // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // TALK
    MAUERN. POSITIONEN GEGEN DIE EUROPÄISCHE ABSCHOTTUNG
    die kampagne plus1 spricht über die globalen ursachen von flucht und migration, die folgen der europäischen abschottungspolitik, die herausforderungen der zivilen seenotrettung und die möglichkeiten rechtsstaatlicher und politischer intervention
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    UNDER THE WALLPAPER

    Wed 03.05 19:30 // SCREENING // STUDIO
    UNDER THE WALLPAPER

    An ecclectic programme of short films and video art on the theme of ‘home’, and it’s long, uncomfortably close and uneasy relationship to women.
     
    Including the influential 1943 Maya Deren film, ‘Meshes of the Afternoon’.
     
    A house of women relive age-old tales of love, loss and rage / A ghostly choreography of domestic objects, bathed in pastel screensaver lights / In the aftermath of a face transplant, a patient comes to terms with being more-than-one / A woman of priviledge feels her walls closing in / A knife cuts through the psychological and the domestic, in dream-like states
     
    Including films from the brilliant:
     
    MAYA DEREN
    JANICZA BRAVO
    ERIN VASSILOPOULOS
    BENJAMIN RAMIREZ PEREZ
    THEO ADAMS COMPANY
     
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    Originally curated by LUNAR for the Arctic Moving-Image and Film Festival.
     
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    MI 3.5 // 19H30 // 5€
    ACUD STUDIO // SCREENING
    UNDER THE WALLPAPER
    an ecclectic programme of short films and video art on the theme of ‘home’, and it’s long, uncomfortably close and uneasy relationship to women.
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    STATUS QUO VADIS? LAMIN FOFANA // IMARA LIMON // ROLANDO VASQUEZ // NICO ADOMAKO

    Thu 27.04 18:00 // TALK, BOOK LAUNCH // STUDIO
    STATUS QUO VADIS? LAMIN FOFANA // IMARA LIMON // ROLANDO VASQUEZ // NICO ADOMAKO

    In the context of their year long exhibition program “Untie to Tie – on colonial legacies and contemporary societies”, the ifa-Galerie Berlin invites to a panel discussion followed by a book launch party.
     
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    18H
    Panel discussion – Cultural producers from different disciplines such as visual arts, music, sociology, and arts management discuss their ideas and approaches regarding the issue of the so- called “global” in their respective fields.
     
    With
     
    LAMIN FOFANA [artist/producer] // Homepage
    IMARA LIMON [curator] // Homepage
    ROLANDO VASQUEZ [sociologist] // Homepage
     
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    21H
    Contemporary And (C&) Sternberg Press Book Launch Party with music by NICO ADOMAKO
     
    Contemporary And (C&), the Art magazine focusing on international art from African perspectives, is celebrating the launch of the (online) magazine’s first book to be published by Sternberg Press. Titled “I am built inside you,” the book is a compilation of twenty articles first published on C& during the last four years. The book’s point of departure is a conversation with the great South African artist Helen Sebidi, which was published in September 2016 in C&’s print issue #6 on occasion of the 32rd São Paulo Biennale “I am built inside you” marks the beginning of a proposed series, bringing together a selection of significant texts and interviews that are already now groundbreaking and play a crucial role in shaping the contemporary art canon.
     
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    CONTEMPORARY AND (C&)
    … is a dynamic space for the reflection on and linking together of ideas, discourse and information on contemporary art practice from diverse African perspectives. // Homepage
     
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    Image credit
     
    Detail of: EJ Hill, Surrendered (A Harrowing Descent), 2016. Acrylic, collage, and photo transfer on birch panel. Courtesy of the artist and the Studio Museum in Harlem.
     
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    DO 27.4 // 18H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // TALK + BOOK LAUNCH
    ifa-galerie berlin presents:
    STATUS QUO VADIS?
    LAMIN FOFANA // IMARA LIMON // ROLANDO VASQUEZ // NICO ADOMAKO
    on cultural practices beyond “the global arts quota”
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    A STORY OF SAHEL SOUNDS

    Tue 25.04 20:00 // SCREENING, TALK // STUDIO
    A STORY OF SAHEL SOUNDS

    On the 25th of April, at ACUD Studio, Experimental Berlin are proud to present the Berlin premiere of A Story of Sahel Sounds, a German made documentary of the American (Portland to be exact) label Sahel Sounds which documents beautiful music from West Africa, especially the Sahel region, which borders to the Sahara desert and includes such countries as Niger and Sudan.
     
    Two of the filmmakers will be present to introduce their work and for a Q&A session/talk after.
     
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    ABOUT
     
    Shot on three continents, this film provides an inside look at Christopher Kirkley’s project “Sahel Sounds” – a blog, record label and platform to explore arts and music of the Sahel region through non-traditional ethnographic fieldwork.
     
    We follow Chris from Portland to Niger, where he meets some of his long term collaborators as well as new artists. On a road trip from the capital to Agadez, the gateway to the Saharan desert, we witness stunning music performances along the way and after figuring out ridiculous Visa-workarounds, Mdou Moctar and his band set out on their very first European tour to excite audiences, while a hairdresser from Tahoua dreams of America, a place where cellphone recordings are pressed onto high-fidelity vinyl discs for the audience of the future.
     
    Not a strict portrait, nor a straight music documentary, a story of Sahel Sounds celebrates the wide range of musical performances of current artists from Niger, while leaving room to reflect on today’s role of ethnomusicology. Still held back by asymmetrical power differentials, but now backed up by an expanding globalism and new possibilities to claim their independence, artists try to reach for success – on stages and on cellphones. // Homepage
     

     
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    DI 25.4 // 20H // 8€
    ACUD STUDIO // SCREENING+TALK
    experimental berlin presents
    A STORY OF SAHEL SOUNDS
    a documentary of the beautiful music from west africa, especially the sahel region, two of the filmmakers will be present
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    STATES AND CONDITIONS LIVE: EISKLARES ECHO (MIA VON MATT / RETO PULFER)

    Wed 19.04 19:00 // CONCERT, BOOK LAUNCH // STUDIO
    STATES AND CONDITIONS LIVE: EISKLARES ECHO (MIA VON MATT / RETO PULFER)

    A multi-disciplinary evening takes place at Acud Studio to inaugurate Reto Pulfer’s monograph Zustandskatalog: Catalog of States and Conditions.
     
    Eisklares Echo is the collaboration of Mia von Matt and Reto Pulfer. The music performances by EE are attempts in transformation and rely on the intimacy of improvised timing. With synthesizer, electric guitar, kalimba, electronics, words and effects the duo creates extended, powerful soundscapes embedded in minimal visual magic.
     
    The evening takes place inside an immersive installation made from fabrics and pillows that is characteristic for Reto Pulfer’s working practice. The monograph gives a substantial overview of his work and is prepared in collaboration with five institutions where recently solo exhibitions took place. The 280 pages are designed by HIT and conceived with the artist, it is published by Sternberg Press.
     
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    Foto credit: Wendy Taylor
     
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    RETO PULFER
    Zustandskatalog: Catalog of States and Conditions
    Editors: Reto Pulfer, Nikola Dietrich
    Authors: Anselm Franke, Benoît Maire, Reto Pulfer
    Design: HIT
    Published by Sternberg Press, 2017
    English, 32 x 24 cm, 280 pages, 475 color images, softcover, 35 euros,
    ISBN 978-3-95679-302-8
     
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    PARTNERS
    Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève
    Musée régional d’art contemporain Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerrannée, Sérignan
    Spike Island, Bristol
    Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière
    Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Évora
     
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    “The monograph is inspired by the style of a catalogue raisonné where each works is presented with an accompanying text. The 475 color photographs of documentation are juxtaposed to excerpts from my novels. There are technical drawings, projects done for one-evening shows, next to room-filling installations made after months of preparation. When, in the installations, borderlines between works were not sharp, in the book we decided to methodologically create a typology of my works from about the last fifteen years. The book features obvious categories such as Living Ceramics, Food Advice, Ghostology and more intuitive ones like Synesthesia and Transformation.” (Reto Pulfer)
     
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    MI 19.4 // 19 H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // CONCERT+BOOK LAUNCH
    STATES AND CONDITIONS
    LIVE: EISKLARES ECHO (MIA VON MATT / RETO PULFER)
    immersive fabric landscape and ecstatic performance in conjunction with reto pulfer’s new monograph
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    SOUNDING IMAGES #7: DOUBLEVISION

    Tue 18.04 19:30 // SCREENING // STUDIO
    SOUNDING IMAGES #7: DOUBLEVISION

    The early 1980s saw an explosion in alternative moving image production connected to the post-punk and industrial music scenes. At a time when the commercial music video industry was just beginning to gather pace, independent labels began to emerge, stridently bypassing censorship and issuing their own releases.
     
    This unique moment gave rise to the Doublevision label, established by Cabaret Voltaire and Paul Smith in 1982 to release video works by themselves and other industrial and experimental artists. The following year, they also started to release records. Cabaret Voltaire had been experimenting with video equipment since around 1979 and many of their affiliates, including Throbbing Gristle, 23 Skidoo, CTI, The Residents, Einstürzende Neubauten and Tuxedomoon, likewise experimented with the use of visuals, film and video. This screening features a selection of material originally released under the Doublevision label, offering an exclusive insight into the diverse and radical nature of music-related moving image production of the time.
     
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    PROGRAM
     
    PART I
    Throbbing Gristle: In the Shadow of the Sun, dir. Derek Jarman, 1927-74/1980, super 8mm (transferred to 16mm), 50 min
     
    PART II
    Kundalini from 23 Skidoo: Seven Songs, dir. Richard Heslop, 1982, 8mm, VHS and U-matic tape (original format), 5 min 30 sec
    Vegas El Bandito from 23 Skidoo: Seven Songs, dir. Richard Heslop, 1982, 8mm, VHS and U-matic tape (original format), 3 min
    Marys Operation 23 Skidoo: Seven Songs, dir. Richard Heslop, 1982, 8mm, VHS and U-matic tape (original format), 4 min 30 sec
    Sidereal (Time Measured by the Movement of the Stars) from CTI: Elemental 7, dir. CTI (Chris Charter, Cosey Fanni Tutti and John Lacey), 1983, VHS (original format), 5 min
    Well Spring of Life (Gathering the First Waters of Spring) from CTI: Elemental 7, dir. CTI (Chris Charter, Cosey Fanni Tutti and John Lacey), 1983, VHS (original format), 7 min
    Diskono from Doublevision presents: Cabaret Voltaire, dir. Cabaret Voltaire, 1982, U-matic tape (original format), 6 min
    Nag, Nag, Nag from Doublevision presents: Cabaret Voltaire, dir. St. John Walker, 1982, U-matic tape (original format), 5 min
    Extract from Johnny Yesno from Doublevision presents: Cabaret Voltaire, dir. Peter Care, 1982, 16mm (original format), 3 min
     
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    This screening is curated by Nicole Yip (Director, LUX Scotland) and is presented by LUX in association with the touring film project, THIS IS NOW: FILM AND VIDEO AFTER PUNK (197885), developed in partnership with the BFI National Archive.
     
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    NICOLE YIP
    … is a curator and writer based in Glasgow. She has been Director of LUX Scotland since September 2016 and was previously Special Projects Curator at LUX. She has curated exhibitions, film screenings and projects at venues including the Kochi-Muziris Biennale; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Firstsite, Colchester; The Showroom, London and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, where also worked on the inaugural LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images (2012). She is a contributor to Frieze magazine and co-editor of publications including Xerography (Colchester: Firstsite, 2013) and Ulises Carrión: Gossip, Scandal and Good Manners (London: Royal College of Art, 2010). She was a member of the international jury for VIDEONALE.16 (2017) and Document International Film Festival (2016).
     
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    The series SOUNDING IMAGES focuses on different approaches to documenting and visualizing musical performances, scenes and movements as well as close collaborations between filmmakers and composers, including soundtracks. The aim of it is to open up a wide range of perspectives on the interrelation of music, experimental filmmaking, and video art, including issues regarding race, class, sexuality and gender. Invited guests will discuss selected works and a short introduction to each screening will provide background information, sometimes a Q&A will follow.
     
    The series is organized by Fiona McGovern.
     
    More Info
     
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    DI 18.4 // 19H30 // 6-8€
    ACUD STUDIO // SCREENING
    SOUNDING IMAGES #7: DOUBLEVISION
    curated by nicole yip
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    BLUE RING READING GROUP

    Mon 10.04 19:30 // OPEN SEMINAR // STUDIO
    BLUE RING READING GROUP

    This reading group will focus on the issue of self-optimization (also read as: coping with society’s demands) in its practical and theoretical dimensions. Readings are based on past and current self-help bestsellers. Discussions address the self’s capacities to reflect critically upon the power–knowledge relations and possibilities to engage in practices of critical self-transformation.
     
    Our readings will raise questions about the Eurocentric conceptualizations of technological solutionism, the myth of (personal) development, western ideas of romantic relationships and the humans understanding of matter.
     
    We will provide a short reading for each month. You can join the group at anytime. Moderated discussions will take place on monthly meetings at ACUD Macht Neu and in between via email.
     
    To subscribe, send an email to bluering-subscribe@groups.io, or visit https://groups.io/g/bluering/join
     
    First reading:
     
    MARIE KONDO : MAGIC CLEANING
     
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    MO 10.4 // 19H30 // 1€
    ACUD STUDIO // OPEN SEMINAR
    BLUE RING READING GROUP:
    MARIE KONDO, MAGIC CLEANING

    the issue self-optimization in its practical and theoretical dimensions
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    FLUCTUATING IMAGES: TRISTES TROPIQUES

    Thu 06.04 20:00 // PERFORMANCE, LECTURE // STUDIO
    FLUCTUATING IMAGES: TRISTES TROPIQUES

    Tristes Tropiques ist eine Sammlung von Porträts von toten, domestizierten Pflanzen, die über einen längeren Zeitraum jeweils nach ihrem Ableben aufgenommen wurden. Viele von den Pflanzen sind ursprünglich in den Tropen oder in anderen Kontinenten als Europa beheimatet. Sie wurden in Wohnungen aufgestellt in der Hoffnung, ein Stück Urwald in die zivilisatorische Ordnung zu bringen die Wurzeln und den Wuchs durch Töpfe kontrolliert. Die Fotografien dokumentieren das Scheitern dieser Domestizierung. Am 06. April wird sie in einem Bildvortrag die Reise der Zimmerpflanzen durch die vergangenen Jahrhunderte beschreiben.
     
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    TRISTES TROPIQUES
    Ein Fotobuch von Susanne Bürner
    Monroe Books, 2017
    24 Seiten, S/W.
    Sonderpreis zur Veranstaltung: 10€
     
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    SUSANNE BÜRNER
    … ist eine Künstlerin aus Berlin. Sie arbeitet zu Repräsentationsformen des Unsichtbaren in Video, Fotografie und Künstlerbuch.
     
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    MONROE BOOKS
    … ist ein unabhängiger, von Susanne Bürner und Grafik-Designerin Daniela Burger neu gegründeter Verlag für künstlerische Publikationen mit ephemeren Themen. Tristes Tropiques ist die erste Verlagspublikation. // More Info
     
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    FLUCTUATING IMAGES
    … ist eine unabhängige und unkommerzielle Plattform für Medienkunst und Mediendesign, gegründet 2004 in Stuttgart, seit 2008 in Berlin. Schwerpunkte der transdisziplinären kuratorischen und wissenschaftlichen Arbeit sind audiovisuelle Produktionen (Musikvisualisierung) sowie mediale Entwicklungen in Kunst, Design, Architektur, Musik, Tanz und Film. // More Info
     
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    DO 6.4 // 20H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // LECTURE PERFORMANCE
    FLUCTUATING IMAGES: TRISTES TROPIQUES
    susanne bürner präsentiert ihre sammlung mit porträts von toten, domestizierten pflanzen, mit einer präsentation von susanne bürner
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    FRACTO MEETS OCCULTO

    Sat 01.04 20:00 // PERFORMANCE, SCREENING // STUDIO
    FRACTO MEETS OCCULTO

    Join us for a night of films, live performances and music introducing FRACTO the new format for experimental film screenings at ACUD whose first edition will take place on May 20th/21st.
     
    SCHEDULE
     
    20H
    Doors
     
    20H30
    N I H I L , or All the Time in the World
    a film by ULI M. SCHUEPPEL
    16mm; 54min; b/w; West-Berlin 1988
    starring: Olivier Picot, Kai F, Friedrich Wall, Gesine Böhle and Blixa Bargeld
    filmmusic: Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten)
     
    + special screening t.b.a.
     
    22H
    CINÉ-CONCERT Giuseppe Boccassini & Valerio Cosi
    Special Screening of “Lezuo” and “The Tin Hat” (Boccassini) accompanied by Valerio Cosi
     
    23H15
    Everest Magma live performance
     
    Please crowdfund Fracto with a donation from 8-12€.
     
    Image by Uli M. Schueppel
     
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    ABOUT
     
    N I H I L , or All the Time in the World
    16mm; 54min; b/w; West-Berlin 1988
    starring: Olivier Picot, Kai F, Friedrich Wall, Gesine Böhle and Blixa Bargeld
    filmmusic: Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten)
     

     
    “… Almost nothing is explicit, everything is a determination of the atmosphere, dark, morbid, mysterious, religious, mystic, poetic. NIHIL from a film school student… Its a type of underground Tarkowskij, without imitating the already known, or even quoting it.” Der Tagesspiegel (9.2.88)
     
    „Summer 86 the ideas for the script were created in a couple of nights. Usually, I sat in the same corner at „Hansa-Studio“-WestBerlin. Bands like „Einstuerzende Neubauten“, „Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds“ and „Crime and the City Solution“ were recording their albums after another. I only had to close my eyes and the projector was running, like weeds images grew emberantly to the background of the new sounds. I felt the mood, the quiet-intensive atmosphere that the film was to carry with it. The parabel and the baladesque was created. The expressive strength and poetry of the picture was to be more important than the story and action.
     
    No reality, no contemporary was to be shown directly, but only to be seen in the presence of the actors faces. No cars, no people, no Berlin! Still, WestBerlin was to be present throughout the film, and no other city. The feeling and the conception of the world shown could have only been created here, at the end of the 80s. Small groups develop everywhere, energies which move forward desperately. Anywhere. An illusion of losers who become heroes. No aim (which?) is relevant anymore. Only the movement…“
    (Uli M Schueppel, Excerpts from „Chronicle of an unexplored film“, 1987)
     
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    ULI M. SCHUEPPEL
    Along with a number of short films, numerous music videos, and animations, he is the author, director, producer, and cameraman of 14 full-length films ranging from feature films, essay films, and music films to documentaries. He is also teaching direction and documentary film at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie (DFFB) and the Nederlandse-Filmacademie, Amsterdam. He has given numerous master class workshops on the topics of “music documentary”, “independent filmmaking”, and “digital storytelling“. // Homepage

     
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    CINÉ-CONCERT
    Giuseppe Boccassini & Valerio Cosi
    Special Screening of “Lezuo” and “The Tin Hat” (Boccassini) accompanied by Valerio Cosi. // Homepage
     
    For this special ciné-concert Boccassini and Cosi will weave together the two films in a passage through time and space which will take you from a pre-cinematic voyage by sea to the mechanized imagery of the battlegrounds of the First World War.
    Lezuo MiniDv, 17 min, Italy, Germany, 2013
     

     
    In 1843 Andrea Lezuo, a carver born in Arabba, Northern Italy, sets sail towards “La Merica” on board the Ehon Ship. Through an anthological collage of heterogeneous audiovisual material, the film portrays the physicality of the voyage, as it traces an experience that is a sort of initiation.
     
    “Compared to the contemporary world, the imagination of that era was less bound by the power of mechanical imitation of man: movement. It would soon do so. In a certain sense, the film tries to relocate that visual dimension which is uncertain, shaky, and at the same time occult, mysterious, alive, and now lost, through a proposed aesthetic that comes about through the mixture of form and non-form, of the knowable and the unrecognizable, of reality and the imagination.” // The Tin Hat MiniDv, 15 min, Italy, Germany, 2014.
     

     
    In every battle it is the eyes that are the first to be subjugated (Tacitus , Germania) “To prove Tacitus’ point, Boccassini uses a plethora of distorting filters, lens, and irises to distance this footage even further from reality, though the amateur and newsreel cinematography, already crackling with grain and faded in spots, already resembles no discernible reality we know.” (Matthew Levine)
     
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    GIUSEPPE BOCCASSINI
    … is an Italian, Berlin-based film director. He has a degree in film theory from the University of Bologna, Italy. He also has a degree in movie direction from The New University of Cinema and Television located in Cinecittà, Rome, Italy. He works as film editor and dp. He has participated in several international film festivals and exhibitions with his own experimental films.
     
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    VALERIO COSI [IT / DE – Berlin]
    Italian-born and Berlin-based performer Valerio Cosi is a saxophonist and multinstrumentalist known for tirelessly investigating the widest possibilities of electronic music mixed with psychedelia, free-form jazz and rhythms borrowed from African, experimental techno and Krautrock music since more than 10 years. Starting as a saxophonist and then incorporating his multi-instrumentalist skills into his electronic recordings, Cosi released a long series of solo records and collaborations starting from 2006 until today (Digitalis Industries, Porter Records, Last Visible Dog, Type, Preservation, Small Voices/A Silent Place and his own Dreamsheep etc.). // Homepage
     
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    EVEREST MAGMA
    … is the latest incarnation of the prolific musician and songwriter already known as Rella the Woodcutter and as member of Eternal Zio – both projects have had releases on Boring Machines, the same label that published Everest Magma’s two albums. As Everest Magma, he put aside his earlier psych-folk attitude and got his hands on a bunch of machines, tape recorders and pedal effects. His performance at Acud Studio will be the second in town ever, after his Berlin debut at Occulto Fest 2015, where he opened for no less than Pure and z’ev. // Homepage
     

     
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    FRACTO
    … is a 2 day encounter inviting filmmakers to present their work and discuss contemporary means of audiovisual experimentation. Exceeding an entirely negative conception of today’s perceptual landscape, how can the reconfiguration of audiovisual media and technologies therein be a productive foundation for new means of ever-changing and heterogeneous narratives? How can this landscape be reflected, dissolved or disrupted in film itself? What are the appropriate means of sorting and resetting these influences, and what – if any – other modes of representation emerge between mere categories of newness and obsolescence, documentary, fictional, poetic, latent or evident imagery? // Homepage
     
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    OCCULTO
    … is an independent, interdisciplinary magazine that focuses on hard sciences and their history while featuring also artist’s projects as well as music compilations curated by Onga Boring Machines. A public program of music and arts events in several Berlin venues is connected to and informed by the magazine. Occulto is a weird creature designed, edited and curated by Alice Cannavà. // Homepage
     
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    SA 1.4 // 20H // 8-12€
    ACUD STUDIO // SCREENING+PERFORMANCE
    FRACTO MEETS OCCULTO
    introducing the new format for experimental film screenings
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    DEAD LADIES SHOW: JOSEPHINE BAKER // HYPATIA OF ALEXANDRIA // HARPER LEE

    Tue 28.03 19:30 // PERFORMANCE, LECTURE // STUDIO
    DEAD LADIES SHOW: JOSEPHINE BAKER // HYPATIA OF ALEXANDRIA // HARPER LEE

    Our 11th Dead Ladies Show brings you a congenial constellation of shining female stars from the past millennium and a half. Revisiting the fascinating lives of a mathematical genius, a literary legend, and a star of stage, screen, and espionage will be writer and translator KAREN MARGOLIS, thespian GABI HIFT, and DLS-regular FLORIAN DUIJSENS, all held together by co-host KATY DERBYSHIRE. Back at our beloved ACUD STUDIO on 28 March, we’ll be imbibing a special drink or two and generally enjoying ourselves – so whether you favour a toga, a pantsuit, or a slightly fruitier outfit, come along and join the feminist fun.
     
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    In 1927, US-born activist, singer, and spy JOSEPHINE BAKER was the first black person anywhere to star in a major motion picture – that same year she was Europe’s highest-earning entertainer. During WWII she used her fame to gather intelligence and her sheet music to transport secret messages for the Resistance. In France, she lived in a chateau with her 11 adopted children, while in the States she was banned by the FBI right after being named the NAACP’s “Woman of the Year” for her anti-segregation articles and campaigns. All, of course, after having brought jazz and banana-garnished dancing to Europe.
     
    Our oldest dead lady yet, HYPATIA OF ALEXANDRIA was a Greek mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher in Byzantine Egypt. Widely admired for her self-possession, she is considered a universal genius and headed a school of philosophy, teaching Platonist ideas to pagans, Christians, and foreigners. This being around the year 400, no one knows exactly what she wrote, but it was probably her astronomical research on the vernal equinox that got her brutally murdered in the end. A lady who lived and died for science.
     
    Writer HARPER LEE is famous the world over for To Kill A Mockingbird. After publication in 1960, she decided “it’s better to be silent than to be a fool” and withdrew from public life. Having started writing as a child on a typewriter shared with her neighbour Truman Capote, they went on to work together on his In Cold Blood and later had his-n-hers alcohol problems. Despite allowing her novel Go Set A Watchman to be published seven months before her death last year, Harper Lee maintained a strictly protected private life almost unimaginable for writers today.
     
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    DI 28.3 // 19H30 // 3-5€
    ACUD STUDIO // LECTURE PERFORMANCE
    DEAD LADIES SHOW:
    JOSEPHINE BAKER // HYPATIA OF ALEXANDRIA // HARPER LEE
    celebrating three fabulous dead women
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