Nach der Vorführung des Films, der auch bislang unbekanntes Material des späten Filmprojekts »Porno-theo-kolossal« von Pasolini zeigt, spricht Graziella Chiarcossi mit Manuele Gragnolati (Italianist in Oxford) und Agnese Grieco (Theaterregisseurin, Autorin und Übersetzerin) erstmals in Deutschland über ihre Erinnerungen an Pasolini und über die verstörende Aktualität seiner Ideen und Wahrnehmungen.
‘Exit’ is a photographic/video installation piece shot in Brewarrina, remote NSW, Australia. The story follows the classic narrative of a road trip and aesthetically celebrates the Australian landscape, however reach beyond the narrative to explore tensions of time, space and the explorations of the sexual tension between two female hitchhikers. ‘Exit’ consists of three interweaving cyclical stories that were shot as a series of stills. The stills will be exhibited as continuous looping slide projections, supplemented by looped motion video footage of various highway landscapes and an intimate underwater scene.
Followed by a discussion with two of the filmmakers (Siouxzi L. Mernagh & Chris Erlbeck) led by two of the most innovative Australian video artists Soda_Jerk.
Soda_Jerk (Dan & Dominique Angeloro) are Australian video artists who work exclusively with audiovisual samples to create new narratives. At the core of their collaborative practice is an investigation into the intersection of recorded culture with conceptions of history and experiences of time. They are currently on a 12-month studio residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, where they will exhibit their new 4-channel video installation ‘Astro Black: A History of Hip-Hop’ in March 2011. Drawing on the cultural theory of Afrofuturism this work approaches social history through the framework of science fiction. They are also presently working on ‘The Dark Matter Cycle’, a series of video works that speculatively examine the relation between death, recorded media and the passage of time.
Siouxzi L. Mernagh is an award-winning freelance writer and filmmaker creating work in Berlin, London and Sydney and a former fellow of the ICI Berlin. She has written, directed, produced and designed seven short films and has written and edited scripts for feature films. She has recently completed her first novel, White Tales, for which several extracts are soon to be published within the ICI’s publication ‘Tension/ Spannung’. Siouxzi is also currently publishing numerous reviews, editorials, and essays with a particular focus on avant-garde, underground and female-focused cinema. Siouxzi is currently developing ‘Wanderlight’, a fiction/documentary fusion feature film set in Eastern Europe.
A discussion of the relationship of cinema to memory, imagination, closed eye vision, and poetry, through the work of the prolific experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage (1933-2003). His best-known works include The Wonder Ring (1955), The Dead (1960), Blue Moses (1962), Mothlight (1963), 23rd Psalm Branch (1966-67), the Scenes from Under Childhood cycle (1967-70), and the Arabic Numeral Series (1981-82). The lecture will discuss Brakhage’s hand-painted The Dante Quartet(1987, 7 min.).
P. Adams Sitney is currently a fellow of the American Academy in Berlin. He is the author ofVisionary Film (Oxford University Press, 1974, 2nd edn. 1979, 3rd edn. 2002); Vital Crises in Italian Cinema: Iconography, Stylistics, Politics (University of Texas Press, 1995); Modernist Montage: The Obscurity of Vision in Cinema and Literature (Columbia University Press, 1992), and Eyes Upside Down: Visionary Filmmakers and the Heritage of Emerson (Oxford University Press, 2009). He is a Professor in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University.
Sechs Monate lang haben die Regisseurinnen, Agnese Grieco und Lucia Chiarla, mit einer Gruppe von ›unbegleiteten‹ minderjährigen Flüchtlingen in einem Bühnenraum über das Thema Identität gesprochen, Improvisationen entwickelt und diskutiert. Krieg, Religion, Verlust, Gewalt, Kapitalismus, Geld, Sexualität, Zukunft und Hoffnungen waren Stichworte bei dieser Arbeit.
Daraus sind eine Dokumentation und eine Reihe von Videoportraits entstanden, Momentaufnahmen aus einem neuen Leben, eingefangen mit der Kamera. Einzelheiten über den Alltag von geflüchteten Jugendlichen, die in Berlin angekommen und jetzt Teil unserer Stadt und Gesellschaft sind.
Konzept und Regie: Agnese Grieco, Lucia Chiarla
Kamera: Steve Scholl
Ton: Rico Prauss
Editing: Meys Al-Jezairi/ Nicola Undritz
Musik: Matteo Pennese
Technische Unterstützung: Team des Theater XICI Berlin
Behind every name stands a human being. Having arrived in a foreign land, what does one want to communicate to others? How can one and what does one want to tell about oneself?
Over the course of six months, the directors Agnese Grieco and Lucia Chiarla used a studio stage to talk to a group of ‘unaccompanied’ minors, refugees, about the topic of identity and to develop improvisations with them. War, religion, loss, violence, capitalism, money, sexuality, future, and hope were keywords informing this work.
The results are a documentation and a series of video portraits, snap shots from a new life, captured by the camera. Details from the everyday lives of adolescent refugees that have arrived in Berlin and are now part of our city and society.