Thu 19 January 2012
Workshop19:30–22:00 Thu 19 Jan/ CCA
Before the weekend starts, Hartmut has proposed doing “a workshop in the old-fashioned way of discussion, mutual exploration of ideas and samples; trying out what can be shared and where the fault lines show.” Bring a video clip in which you can read the filmmaker’s position in their decisions, and let’s see where the fault lines show.
Fri 20 January 2012
PerformanceKaren Mirza, Brad Butler, Nabil Ahmed19:30–20:10 Fri 20 Jan/ CCA
This performance brings together different materials (film, text, speech) and temporarily constructs a filmic space to think through questions of resistance, and the choice and consequence of action vs. inaction: what does it mean to choose to not take part?
FilmLutz Becker20:30–22:00 Fri 20 Jan/ CCA
Recently rediscovered but still very pertinent, Kino Beleške was produced in 1975 with young artists, curators and critics in Belgrade. It presents a series of speech acts and performative gestures by protagonists of the new artistic practice in former Yugoslavia: each a personal take on the role of art in society.
Sat 21 January 2012
FilmAnthony McCall & Andrew Tyndall13:00–15:00 Sat 21 Jan/ CCA
Argument is a provocative, multi-layered film essay, a trenchant analysis of the media and remains a critically relevant and critically inflammatory tract.
TalkIan White & Gil Leung15:15–17:15 Sat 21 Jan/ CCA
Ian and Gil will host a discussion on the Argument project’s social and political commentaries, and with you try and maybe think through whether and how they might still have some currency today: what’s changed and what’s stayed the same?
TalkNina Power & Hito Steyerl16:00–17:30 Sat 21 Jan/ CCA
Nina’s going to talk about November, by Hito Steyerl: what and how the film thinks, or about what and how it might makes us think (which is connected, but not the same thing), by watching, and it discussing (with you?).
FilmGraham Harwood18:00–19:00 Sat 21 Jan/ CCA
Aluminium…is a kind of film/ software/ book hybrid: it takes ‘The Futurist Cinema' manifesto from 1916 and turns it into software that tracks ‘aluminium’ online and traces the relationships companies with interests in the aluminium industry had to each other and governmental agencies.
PerformanceAyreen Anastas & Rene Gabri20:00–23:00 Sat 21 Jan/ CCA
An open-ended moment in their ongoing series of films, notes, performances, diagrams and drawings which trace the questions Ayreen and Rene share. An attempt to give form to, and make public, the intellectual and affective movements which constitute a life. A kind of “porous space between cinema time-space and lived time-space.” They are frequent contributors to the 16 Beaver group.
Sun 22 January 2012
WorkshopGraham Harwood11:00–12:30 Sun 22 Jan/ CCA
Databases carry the same seeds of creativity that early documentary makers saw in film. Both can empower people by helping them to master information, both can be claimed to represent some kind of reality or truth.
FilmHartmut Bitomsky13:00–15:45 Sun 22 Jan/ GFT
Hartmut is going to talk a little about his work at large and the politics of how his films are constructed. And we’ll screen one of his best films: B-52.
FilmJean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet16:30–19:15 Sun 22 Jan/ CCA
Opening with one of the most memorable shots ever filmed, and screened a year after the initial successes of the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Too Soon, Too Late is a search for the traces left on the landscape of past revolutions in France and Egypt.
FilmChto Delat?20:15–22:15 Sun 22 Jan/ CCAThe Songspiels take on a mode of musical theatre developed by playwright Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill in the early twentieth century, presenting political and social concerns through the accessible and (often funny) form of song.