Light Movement 2: Ute Aurand

Light Movement 2.
February 19th, 2015, 20h
facebook event here.

Ute Aurand 
with Detel Aurand

To Be Here
2013 38min 16mm color+b&w Optical Sound 
supported by Medienboard GmbH

Fadenspiele 3
2013 9min 16mm color Optical Sound 
(Detel Aurand, Ute Aurand)
supported by Künstlerinnenprogramm Berlin

The second installment of Light Movement will be a solo screening from Berlin's own Ute Aurand,  from original 16mm prints from the filmmakers archive.
The films of Ute Aurand are something of a journey into the cinematic resonance which she manages to capture and extend in her filming and editing. Finding common ground with filmmakers such as Jonas Mekas and Marie Menken, her films seem to immediately celebrate life, both through what they portray and through the energy and flow of movement emanating from the screen itself. A sense of spontaneity remains throughout, even when studies with the lens are more focused and sustained on their visual investigations. The focus is on the everyday, although there is always a looking out and beyond in the shots and choices of subject, which is often dedicated to friends, sometimes strangers, always with a warm affection and sensitivity to the human spirit in things, balanced by a determined dedication to the constant development of rhythm and the crafting of formally significant impressions.

We are very happy to welcome Ute Aurand in person to introduce the work.

TO BE HERE (2013) is the final part of Aurand's trilogy of recent films focussed on her travels, along with  INDIA (2005) filmed in Pune and JUNGE KIEFERN / YOUNG PINES (2011) filmed in Japan.

"The playful and poignant films of German filmmaker Ute Aurand, a key figure in Berlin’s experimental film scene since the 1980s, emerge from her intimate relationship with people and places. Drawing on traditions of the diary film, feminism and artisanal practices, her handcrafted 16mm films are filled with joy at the small details

of life – from observations of landscapes to friends filmed over many years. Her exuberant films reflect on memory as much as they celebrate the here and now."
(George Clark, Assistant Curator Film, Tate Modern)

Fadenspiele 3
The first film we will show is a collaboration between Ute Aurand and Detel Aurand.

"Colourful ribbons stretching between trees in the birch grove, white balls are dancing in the yellow rapeseed field, paper, wood and plastic forms are moving in surface and space. The film renders visible the transformation – we see how one emerges from the other and continually forms the new."
(Text from: Distribution Catalogue 2004, 50th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen)

"Wir sind Schwestern. Die eine malt, die andere filmt. Seit 1999 haben wir drei Filme zusammen gemacht,
in denen wir mittels Einzelbildschaltung Dinge in Bewegung versetzen. In “Fadenspiele 3” haben wir im Sommer und im Winter draußen in den Flumser Bergen (Schweiz) gearbeitet." Detel Aurand, Ute Aurand

Fadenspiele 3 (Ute Aurand & Detel Aurand)

Ute Aurand
1979-1985, studied at the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb).
Since 1985 producing her own films.Her films were shown amongst others at Toronto International Film Festival (Wavelengths); Berlinale (Forum Expanded); International Film Festival Rotterdam; Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen; Media City Film Festival; Österreichisches Filmmuseum; CCCB Barcelona; Tate Modern London.
Work as curator: "Filmarbeiterinnen-Abend" (Women Filmmakers Evenings) 1990-95; "Sie zum Beispiel" (She, for Example) 1995/96; 1997-2007 co-founder of the group "FilmSamstag" (
Films: (selection)
Schweigend ins Gespräch vertieft (Deeply Absorbed in Conservation)1980; OH! die 4 Jahreszeiten 1988 (in collaboration with Ulrike Pfeiffer); Terzen (Thirds) 1998; India 2005; Der Schmetterling im Winter (Butterfly in Winter) 2006 (in collaboration with Maria Lang); In die Erde gebaut (Building under Ground) 2008; Junge Kiefern (Young Pines) 2011; Paulina/Fran/Maria 2011; Susan+Lisbeth 2012; To Be Here 2013.

Detel Aurand
Born 1958 in Frankfurt/M. Germany
Studied 1978 - 83 politics at the University of Berlin
Since 1984 she lives and works as a visual artist in Berlin
Between 1987 and 2004 Iceland became a second residence
1996 three month residency in New Mexico, USA
2009 residency in Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi


Many thanks to Ute Aurand, Detel Aurand, Adam Nankervis and David Medalla


Light Movement 2.
kindly hosted at:

Biesentalerstrasse 16 
13559 Berlin-Wedding

U8 Pankstrasse
S-bahn Bornholmerstrasse
M13, M50 Osloerstr./Prinzenallee

20h, Thursday, 19th February 2015