Feminist films like Anne Severson’s Near the Big Chakra or classics of Queer Cinema like Kenneth Anger’s Scorpio Rising went beyond social and patriarchal models that in the 1960s were extremely limiting in relation to the representation of the female body and gay love. Alongside taboo breaking and emancipation, the program reflects the concern of experimental film to travel beyond the limits of the perception capabilities of the viewers.
My Name Is Oona
Gunvor Nelson (USA, 16mm, 1969, 10:00 min)
Tom Chomont (USA, 1969, 16mm, 6:00 min)
Near the Big Chakra
Anne Severson (USA, 1971, 16mm, 17:00 min)
Paul Sharits (USA, 1968, 16mm, 12:00 min)
Kenneth Anger (USA, 1963, 16mm, 29:00 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.