Öffentliche Sichtung #06: Skip Norman, Auswahl von Filmen, 22. März 2018, Arsenal

Skip Norman, Helke Sander und Harun Farocki in BRECHT DIE MACHT DER MANIPULATEURE (1967/68) von Helke Sander

Donnerstag, den 22. März, 2018
19 Uhr
Arsenal Kino 2

Skip Norman, 1933 in Baltimore geboren und 2015 in Washington D.C. gestorben, begann als Student des ersten Jahrgangs 1966 seine Ausbildung an der Deutschen Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin. Er führte Regie und war an insgesamt 27 Produktionen der dffb beteiligt. Die Titel seiner Filme erzählen vom Kampf um eine afroamerikanische Identität in einer restlos von Weißen geprägten Welt: CULTURAL NATIONALISM (1969), BLACK MAN’S VOLUNTEER ARMY OF LIBERATION (1970) oder STRANGE FRUIT (1970) nach Billie Holiday. BLUES PEOPLE (1968) adaptiert Teile des Theaterstücks „Dutchman“ seines Generationsgenossen LeRoi Jones (später Amiri Baraka). „They say, ‚I love Bessie Smith‘ and don’t even understand that Bessie Smith is saying, ‚Kiss my ass, kiss my black unruly ass.‘“ Wir zeigen fünf seiner Kurzfilme aus den Archiven des Arsenal und der Deutschen Kinemathek.

Blues People BRD 1968
16 mm engl. OF 18 min

Cultural Nationalism BRD 1969
16 mm engl. OF 11 min

Black Man’s Volunteer Army of Liberation USA 1970
16 mm engl. OF 43 min

Strange Fruit USA 1970
16 mm engl. OF 29 min

Washington D.C. November 1970 USA 1970
16 mm engl. OF 18 min

15.03.2018, Projekte / Veranstaltung

Paul B. Preciado on Indigenous models for „stopping the world,“ via Artforum: „Every culture has invented procedures for isolation, for fasting, for breaking the rhythms of eating, sexual activity, and production. Those caesuras serve as techniques for modifying subjectivity, activating a process that disrupts perception and feeling and can ultimately generate a transformation, a new way of becoming. Certain languages of Indigenous shamanism call this process ’stopping the world.‘ And that is literally what happened during the Covid-19 crisis. The capitalist mode briefly stopped. […] we could say (drawing on the Brazilian anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro’s analysis of Tupi rituals and shamanic practices) that they usually include at least three stages. In the first, the subject is confronted with their mortality; in the second, they see their position in the trophic chain and perceive the energetic connections that unite all living things; in the final stage, they radically modify their desire, which will perhaps allow them to transform, to become someone else.“

26.07.2020, Tom

Anlässlich des Filmfestivals „Reconstructing Realities“ zeigt die Broadway Cinematheque in Hongkong den Film „How to live in FRG“ (1990) von Harun Farocki. Die Vorführung findet am Samstag, 11. Juli, 14.30 Uhr (Ortszeit) im Goethe-Institut Hongkong statt.
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Reconstructing Realities – A Film Programme to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Berlinale Forum

Im Anschluss findet das online Gespräch „Harun Farocki’s Imitations of Life“ mit Doreen Mende vom Harun Farocki Institut um 16 Uhr (Hong Kong)/10 Uhr (Berlin) über Zoom statt.
Sprache: English

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08.07.2020, HaFI

Avery F. Gordon, in an interview conducted by Katherine Hite and Daniela Jara in Memory Studies:  „Non-participation is one modality of what I call being in-difference. Being in-difference is a political consciousness and a sensuous knowledge, a standpoint and a mindset for living on better terms than we’re offered, for living as if you had the necessity and the freedom to do so, for living in the acknowledgement that, despite the overwhelming power of all the systems of domination which are trying to kill us, they never quite become us. They are, as Cedric J Robinson used to say, only one condition of our existence or being. Running away, living apart, squatting, communing, feral trading, bartering, self-managed currencies, human, debt, labour, knowledge strikes, boycott, divestment, non-policing, throwing your shoe at an occupying president: the ways of non-participation in the given order of things are many, varied and hard to summarize. And they are taken up for a variety of reasons, including the failure or irrelevance of states and the US–European post–World War II social movement model.“

07.07.2020, Tom
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