Light Movement 11: showcase

Light Movement 11
Freitag 29 Jan, Spektrum Berlin
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Ute Aurand
Robert Beavers
Helga Fanderl
Karl Kels
Jeannette Muñoz
Jonathan Schwarz
Margaret Rorison
James Edmonds

image: Helga Fanderl

Light Movement 11 brings together a selection of filmmakers, most of whom have had screenings in the series over 2015. This is a great chance to see a selection of films which convey the general direction of the series so far, all shown in their original formats. We also welcome several of these filmmakers to the screening in person.

Plus some music in the bar from DJ mfx (reboot fm)

P R O G R A M :

Margaret Rorison: The Birds of Chernobyl, 2012, 10 min, 16mm as digital, sound
Jeannette Muñoz: Envios 26, 2013, 7 min, 16mm, silent
Ute Aurand: Kopfüber im Geäst, 2009, 15 min, 16mm, silent
Karl Kels: Stare, 1991, 6 min, 16mm, silent


James Edmonds: Movement and Stillness, 2015, 11 min, S8, silent 
Jonathan Schwarz: A Set of Minitures, 2014, 10 min, 16mm, sound  
Robert Beavers: Restoration, James Edmonds, 2015, 6 min, 16mm, silent
Helga Fanderl: Yali/Abendglitzern/Nachmittagslicht/Kakibaum III/Große Wasser, 10 min, 16mm, silent

program running time 75 min


Ute Aurand: Kopfüber im Geäst

Ute Aurand

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/Tate Modern)

Robert Beavers

Robert Beavers

Robert Beavers is an American experimental filmmaker best known for My Hand Outstretched to the Winged Distance and Sightless Measure, an epic cycle comprising 18 of his films (many later re-edited) made since 1967.
Beavers’s use of shaped mattes to obscure aspects of the image and gelatine filters that produce varieties of coloured light are hallmarks of some of his films, many of which observe hand- and craftwork (including his own filmmaking). Born in Brookline, Massachusetts, Beavers attended Deerfield Academy before meeting the filmmaker Gregory J. Markopoulos in 1966. They moved to Europe in 1967 and removed their films from distribution; Beavers did not show his films in the United States again until 1996. Beavers made films in Greece, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. His early Plan of Brussels and Winged Dialogue (1967-68/2000) are multilayered psychic explorations; From the Notebook of…(1971/1998) is set in Florence and inspired by Leonardo’s notebooks. Ruskin (1975/1997) is shot at the various sites of the titular artist/critic’s work in London, the Alps and Venice. Beavers’s only film to use intertitles, the dialogic Sotiros (1976-78/1996) marks the end of his use of filters and mattes. Wingseed(1985), The Hedge Theater (1986-90/2002), The Stoas (1991-97), and The Ground (1993-2001) dwell in pastoral environments in Italy and Greece. Beavers has produced three films outside the Hand Outstretched cycle: Pitcher of Colored Light (2007), The Suppliant (2012) (both shot in the U.S.) and Listening to the Space in My Room (2013). He lives with the German filmmaker Ute Aurand in Berlin and in Massachusetts.

Helga Fanderl: Yali

Helga Fanderl

Born in Ingolstadt in 1947, Helga Fanderl studied German and Romance Languages and Literature in Munich, Paris and Frankfurt (1967-1973).
After a period of focussing on poetry and writing she then went on to study art at the Städelschule in Frankfurt (1987-1992) and at Cooper Union in New York City (1992-1993).
Her films are shown worldwide in film museums, cinemas, exhibition spaces and art galleries. Festivals include Media City Film and Video Festival, Winsor/Ontario; New York Film Festival, IFF Rotterdam, Toronto International Film Festival and International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, among others.
She has also presented selected films in exhibitions and installations including Fragil(e), Städtische Galerie Erlangen (2007); Nuits Èlectriques, Moscow House of Photography Museum/Mulitmedia Art Museum, Moscow and LABoral Centro di Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón (2011); Films sur pierres, Goethe-Institut, Paris (2012); Marieluise Fleissers Kleider, Kunstverein Ingolstadt (2014) and Film Live, Das Esszimmer, Bonn (2015).

Karl Kels: Stare

Karl Kels

Karl Kels (born October 22, 1960) is a German experimental filmmaker working in the areas of photography, film and installation. He was a student of Peter Kubelka`s film and cooking class at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. He has taught filmmaking at the Gesamthochschule Kassel, at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt, at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and at SUNY Binghamton. His films include Rhinoceroses (1987), Hippopotamuses (1993), Starlings (1991) and his most recent Sidewalk (2008).

Jeannette Muñoz: Envios 26

Jeannette Muñoz

Jeannette Muñoz studied in Visual Arts at Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Artes.
Between 1993-1994 she was project collaborator of the research project 'Química Fotográfica', directed by Professor Dr. Nicolás Yutronic from 'Facultad de Ciencias'‚ 'Universidad de Chile': Analysis, preparation and application of alternative photosensitive emulsions.
Since then she has gone on to exhibit her 16mm films widely, and has received several awards and residencies for her work. These include: the National Competition of Arts Photography 'Concours Matisse' (conducted by the French Chilean Cultural Institute in Santiago de Chile), French Government for the Artists Residency Programme at 'Cité Internationale des Arts' in Paris and an artist residency in Villatalla, Liguria, as well as further residencies in London and Berlin.

Jonathan Schwarz: A Kind of Quiet (from A Set of Minitures)

Jonathan Schwarz

Jonathan Schwartz makes short films that circulate primarily in an experimental and non-fiction film context. Films are generally constructed from fragmented collections and findings, from both exterior and interior spaces. His films have exhibited in many festivals including New York Film Festival "Views from the Avant-Garde" and “Projections”, TIFF "Wavelengths", Rotterdam, Ann Arbor, Images, Media City, Recontres Internationales, Exis, TIE, and others. Recent solo screenings include UnionDocs, Cinema Project, and San Francisco Cinematheque. In 2010,  he was included in The Film Society of Lincoln Center's Avant-Garde Poll in Film Comment as one of 25 Filmmakers for the 21st century. He holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art, lives in Brattleboro, Vermont and is an associate professor at Keene State College.


Margaret Rorison: The Birds of Chernobyl

Margaret Rorison

Margaret Rorison is a curator and filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland. She works with language, sound and imagery to create installations, films and live 16mm projections.
Her work has screened at various venues and festivals including, Anthology Film Archives, Ann Arbor Film Festival, CROSSROADS, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Images Festival, The Maryland Film Festival, Mono No Aware VI & VII, Sonic Circuits Festival, Microscope Gallery, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art and The High Zero Festival.
Rorison is the co-founder and curator for the experimental film series, Sight Unseen which has partnered with various institutions including, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, The Goethe Institute and Johns Hopkins University. She holds an MFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art and has been a member of The High Zero Foundation since 2011.

James Edmonds: Movement and Stillness

James Edmonds

James Edmonds is an artist filmmaker from the UK living in Berlin and London. His practice centers on a personal poetics in which the nature of recording, when approached from the materiality of analogue film, offers a tangible surface for what is intangible and fleeting - our personal experience, inner worlds, thoughts and reflections. He has presented screenings and exhibitions at various venues, project spaces, galleries and cinema events, including Fronteira Festival Brasil, The Temenos Screening Kino Xenix Zurich, Another Vacant Space Berlin, Mystetskyi Arsenal Lavra Kiev and ACCEA Armenia.


Light Movement 11
Freitag 29 Jan, doors 7.30pm / screening 8pm
Bürknerstraße 12,
12047 Berlin

U8 Schönleinstr.