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)
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
Thursday, 18h, room 115

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documentary films: "10e Chambre — Instants d'audience"

hello everybody, this week we’ll watch:
“10e Chambre — Instants d’audience” (10th District Court)
a film about court rulings in paris by Raymond Depardon.
as usual thursday 18h in room 115

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James Bridle: Cloud Index, 22.11 4pm 115

Cloud Index is a weather prediction model that consumes vast amounts of historic weather data from satellites and correlates it with polling data on major political events, most notably the recent EU referendum. Bridle’s new commission for the Serpentine explores the connections between climate, behaviour and networks and uses the principles of weather divination and advanced neural networks to question our technological certainties and our democratic convictions. With Cloud Index, Bridle takes on the computing ‘cloud’ as the most pervasive and least understood metaphor of our times.
James Bridle is a British artist and writer based in Athens, Greece. His artworks have been commissioned by galleries and institutions and exhibited worldwide and on the internet. His writing on literature, culture and networks has appeared in magazines and newspapers including Wired, Domus, Cabinet, the Atlantic, the New Statesman, the Guardian, the Observer and many others, in print and online. He lectures regularly at conferences, universities, and other events. His formulation of the New Aesthetic research project has spurred debate and creative work across multiple disciplines. His work can be found at

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documentary films: “Man of Aran”

This weeks film is:
“Man of Aran” – (Robert J. Flaherty, 76min, 1934)
starting again at 18h in room 115.
Bests Christoph

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documentary films: "The Fog of War"

some info on the screenings – tomorrows film is:
“The Fog of War” – (USA 2003, 107min, Errol Morris)
THE FOG OF WAR, Robert McNamara, 2003, (c) Sony Pictures Classics
In which Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense under Kennedy and Johnson, reflects on his life and his insights on the problems of war.
like last week we’ll screen the film in room 115, starting 18h directly with the film and the discussion afterwards.

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documentary films: Dont Look Back

this weeks film is going to be a documentary about young Bob Dylan on his acoustic tour in England:
“Don’t Look Back” – (USA 1967, 96min, D.A. Pennebaker)
like last week we’ll screen the film in room 115, starting 18h
all the best

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documentary films

hello everybody,
there will be a seminar about documentary films this semester, and Hito kindly agreed that I can do the screenings in room 115 instead of 150 (which is rather small). here’s the link to the vorlesungsverzeichnis.
the seminar will be thursdays 18-21h, with a christmas break 22.12-5.1. Most films will be in english or with english subtitles , and discussions will be english/german, whatever people feel most comfortable. we’ll start this week with:
“War photographer”
(CH 2001, 96min, Christian Frei, english with german subtitles)
also on the watch list:
* “10e chambre – instants d’audience” (The 10th Judicial Court: Judicial Hearings) – (F 2004, 105min, Raymond Depardon)
* “Sherman’s March” – (USA 1985, 157min, Ross McElwee)
* “Man of Aran” – (USA 1934, 76 min, Robert J. Flaherty)
* “Restrepo” – (USA 2010, 93min, Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger)
* “When We Were Kings” – (USA 1996, 89min, Leon Gast)
* “Don’t Look Back”- (USA 1967, 96min, D.A. Pennebaker)
* “Shoah” – (F 1985, 544 min, Claude Lanzmann)
* “Herr Zwilling und Frau Zuckermann”- (D 1999, 126min, Volker Koepp)
* “Chicken Ranch”- (USA 1983, 74min, Nick Broomfield, Sandi Sissel)

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RCPP program in October & November 2016

projectpiccrop_3-425 October, 2pm – 5pm
Auto Italia: Shell Corporation*
What are the desired conditions to produce artwork? What is enabled by
working collaboratively that is greater than what we can achieve alone?
Marianne Forrest and Edward Gillman of the London-based artist-run
project and studio Auto Italia South East will lead ‘Auto Italia: Shell
Corporation’, a half-day session presenting research and references
informing Auto Italia’s current programme and studio practice.
Touching on alternative methods for producing and distributing artwork
through collaborative production, the session will consider the
potentials for art and artistic practice enabled through operating under
the guise(s) of Auto Italia. The session will encourage a collective
imagining of what ‘artist-led’ groups might look like and operate as in
the future, touching on histories of group production and seeking
enlightenment from examples found in theories of group work, esoteric
decision-making strategies and role-play.
*A shell corporation is a company which serves as a vehicle for business
transactions without itself having any significant assets or operations.
Writing workshop:
28.10,, 6.2
8 November, 11am – 2pm
PWR: Network Geometry
We will map out convoluted, cryptic network geometries starting from a
number of poetic figures: The Secret Enclave, TrustZone, Fog Computing,
Mist, Ether, Cloud, Urbit Ships, The Great Firewall, Proof-of-Location.
For the second part of the session we propose to look at current
standards for network topology icons (eg. cisco) and together sketch out
additions – other roles and constellatons that are not taken into account.
Ways of being
The workshop will start with a presentation by Cécile B. Evans, which will be related to a 3 year period encompassing her projects AGNES, Hyperlinks or it Didn’t Happen, and What the Heart Wants. Yuri Pattison will talk about his 2-3 year residency with Chisenhale in London, which revolved  around the life/work construct in relation to new technological and ideological formations and the possibility of alternative ways of being.
More info tba end of October.
A report from Beijing
Antonie Angerer and Anna Eschbach, founders and curators of I: project space in Beijing, will present
 their AR based book by publishing platform tria. The catalog “lin_ke” features video works by the artist Lin Ke. In close collaboration with designer Sonja Zagermann and the artist, the editors explored new possibilities for translating moving images into printed matter. The result is a book that can be constantly updated.
Besides presenting the interactive publication, Antonie and Anna will
 contextualize their experiment on closing the gap between the digital and the analog by taking us on a tour through the
 extended virtualities of the Chinternet (the Internet with Chinese characteristics).

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