Second edition of our DOCUMENTING TROUBLE Winter-Special of ANSICHTEN EINES FILMS:

It is closely linked to our DOCUMENTING TROUBLE workshop series.

dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y
Belgium/France 1997, Director: Johan Grimponprez, 68 min, digital betacam, eng. original 
“dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y is a stunning Timeline-Musical. A Multi-Source-Footage-Montage. Or as Slavoj Žižek used to write about it: Holiday from History*bb

Followed as always by attractions like conversations, Live-Music (this time I am happy to announce our mates Can&Georgina in the audio-section!!!), and drinks.

Fieday / Nov 2nd / 21:00
Neue Nachbarschaft
>basement<
Beusselstr. 26
10553 Berlin

We encourage you to come and looking very much forward to spend the night with you!

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Documenting trouble

Documenting Troubles, semester workshop

The coming semester will revolve around the documentation of troubles, and the troubles of documenting. We’ll look at artistic practices that employ a notion of the document with the aim of providing a lesson and a proof (as in the verb’s etymological roots) so as to contest existing narratives or shed light on ones that are repressed. But we will also, no less importantly, trouble documenting — questioning and rethinking notions of veracity, realism and facticity, performativity and fiction. In an age during which imminent ecological disaster is denied, prevalent systemic racism occluded and extreme levels of economic inequality masked by elaborate tax evasion schemes, the urge to document, to insist on truth claims however provisional, seems vital.

Which of these terms might still feel relevant, and why? Can performative practices be considered documentary? Or are documentary practices by definition performative? Can fabricated images make truth claims? Is truth by definition fabricated? The semester will be an invitation to revisit some of these troubles, and stay with them.

For the first class meeting please prepare a short project outline (one-page max.), which sketches an idea that you wish to develop during the semester. It can, but doesn’t have to, relates to these questions. It can be rough, loose or speculative. We will follow the projects as they develop during the class meetings, with the aim of eventually staging an exhibition together (timing and format TBA), related to the questions and discussions that develop throughout the semester.

The meeting will be dedicated to student/participants presentations, encouraging the development of new work.


Series of meetings will be hosted by Lensbased class which will be facilitated by Boaz Levin. Meetings will be open for public and participants will be expected to be fully engaged with the process.

Hardenbergstraße 33, / Room 115. 
30.Okt.
INTRODUCTION OF THE PROJECT

13.Nov.   14:00

27.Nov.  14:00

11.Dez14:00

15.Jan.  14:00

22.Jan. 14:00

5. Febr.  14:00

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Summer Semester 2018

Classmeetings will take place in R 115 / 14:00h 

 Hardenbergstraße 33, 10623 Berlin

April__________________________
– 24 Class meeting
May___________________________
– 8 Class meeting
June___________________________
– 5 Class meeting
– 19 Class meeting
July___________________________
– 3 Class meeting 
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Mutterzunge

Connecting filmic, performative, and curatorial discussions with contemporary literature and critical writing, Mutterzunge investigates autonomy, anonymity and authenticity. As an inquiry into unorthodox forms of exhibition-making, Mutterzunge is an independent program of research visits, studio residencies, invited table conversations, and mapping of installations and events in Berlin.

31 MARCH 2018
“Dedicated to Sevgi.” Screenings, performances, readings, and more
17:00 BABYLON (www.babylonberlin.de/)
Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30
10178 Berlin
www.mutterzunge.org

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Lensbased 2017/18

Lensbased 2017/18
Hardenbergstraße 33, R 115
October
31 Class meeting – 14:00
November
1  10:00-16:00 Block-seminar “Now What” together with Clemens von Wedemeyer’s class from HGB
with invited guests both classes will discuss big shows/Venice, Athen, Kassel, Münster/
28 Class meeting – 14:00
December
5 Class meeting – 14:00
January
16 Class meeting – 14:00
30 Class meeting – 14:00
February
13 Class meeting – 14:00
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Artist Talk with curator and writer Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu: "Aesthetics of togetherness"

Aesthetics of togetherness
Thu 15. June 17h,Hardenbergstraße 33, R 115
When paradigms shift and collapse in Europe and around the world, many urgent self-reflexive questions arise for contemporary art praxis and theory. Our present is mostly an echo-chamber in fragments and yet the future needs to be invented by people. The hyper-masculine hegemony names decades of struggles by workers, women,
LGBTI, environmentalists, migrants as weaknesses. Therefore, it is our very responsibility – as artists, writers, curators, cultural and intellectual workers- to develop new languages of resilience and stand for all the gains. Can we define an aesthetics of togetherness in the fractured present? What is the affect and effect of art in the new narratives?

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Summer Semester _2017

APRIL
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18.04
Class meeting _ 14:00  – Elevator Bitches _ R 115
MAY
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02.05
Class meeting _ 14:00  –  introduction _ R 115
09.05
Seminar _ Ana Teixeira Pinto  14:00 _R 115
16.5
Class meeting Excursion   _  Neue Nachbarschaft // Moabit
30.5
Class meeting Excursion   _ 13:00
JUNE
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06.06
Seminar _ Ana Teixeira Pinto  14:00 _R 115
13.6
Class meeting Excursion   _ 13:00
20.06
Seminar _ Ana Teixeira Pinto  14:00 _R 115
27.6
Class meeting Excursion   _ 13:00
JULY
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11.7
Class meeting Excursion   _ 13:00
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documentary films: "Shoah", Sa/Su 14./15. January 14-19h

Next film up:
“Shoah” by  Claude Lanzmann (F 1985, 544 min)
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Because it’s a very long film, so we’ll split the screening over saturday and sunday 14h-19h both days.
It’s a film that is not easy to watch, but for those who are interested in finding out more about the holocaust this film approaches it in a very strong and unique way.
 

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documentary films: Searching for Sugar Man

the last film before christmas, thursday dec 15th, 18h:
“Searching for Sugar Man” (Malik Bendjelloul, S/UK 2012, 86min)
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A film about a search of what has become of Sixto Rodriguez, an American musician that was very popular and influential in South Africa in the mid 1970s, but vanished from the music world in the US.
after christmas, we’ll continue with Shoah, which personally I find the most important film about the holocaust I’ve ever seen. Since that is a very long film the screening will two days on the weekend 14./15. January, I propose 14-19h but we can discuss this on the next screening.

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documentary films: "Restrepo"

hello everybody, this week’s film is a documentary about a military outpost in Afghanistan during the War.:
“Restrepo” (USA 2010, 93min) Directed by Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
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Thursday, 18h, room 115

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