CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEPICTION
Location: Filmtheater ‘t Hoogt
The films in this program describe the feeling during the 1960s, established between the existential threat from war and racism and the search for artistic radicalism in dealing with film and reality. Under the influence of television, political events had advanced to being media spectacles. The flood of everyday images was especially taken up in found footage films, subjected to the dissecting hand of the filmmaker.
Mass for the Dakota Sioux
Bruce Baillie (USA, 1963-1964, 16mm, 20:00 min)
Bruce Conner (USA, 1963-1967, 16mm, 13:00 min)
W+B Hein (West-Germany, 1968, 16mm, 22:00 min)
Santiago Alvarez (Cuba, 1965, 16mm, 6:00 min)
Ken Jacobs (USA, 1986, 16mm, 22:00 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.