This group of art films from several decades thematizes the failure of human communication and the difficulty of forming an identity under the influence of personal memories and rigid social norms. Whether in the form of a surrealistic collage or through the means of an short narrative film, the films in Beyond Words are captivating in their precise composition of image and sound.
Hans Richter (Germany, 1926, 16mm, 4:00 min)
Studie II (Hallucinationer)
Peter Weiss (Sweden, 1952, 16mm, 6:00 min)
Hollis Frampton (USA, 1971, 16mm, 24:00 min)
Khalil, Shaun, A Woman under the Influence
Sharon Lockhart (USA, 1994, 16mm, 16:00 min)
Sally’s Beauty Spot
Helen Lee (Canada, 1990, 16mm, 12:00 min)
Matthias Müller (Germany, 1994, 16mm, 14:00 min)
Florian Wüst― Curator
Florian Wüst is a Berlin-based film curator, artist, and publisher. He has curated film programmes for international art institutions, cinemas, and festivals. From 2016 to 2020, Wüst was the film and video curator of transmediale. His latest curatorial projects include two exhibitions at the Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea Tabakalera, San Sebastián: Zin Ex. From Abstraction to Algorithm (2020) and Zin Ex. Body and Architecture (2021). He is also co-founder of the Berlin Journals—On the History and Present State of the City, an ongoing series of publications that address the social, cultural and economic changes in Berlin and other cities.