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Forum Expanded at the Berlin film festival : When cinema meets art

to provide The mix of cinema and art to explore and alternative spaces for cinema that is trying to the number of Forum Expanded for the past 14 years. Also in this year, they want the Film to disperse, to him to expand, and the cinemas, in new places and contexts In addition to the group exhibition, "anti-cinema (The Siren's Echo Chamber)" in the concrete hall Silent Green there is a short film program in the cinema as well as exhibitions at Savvy Contemporary, and in the canadian Embassy. As the new main venue in the 1990s for the wedding crematorium, built in the morgue.

Spectacular at the new Location, only the 1 600 sq. m. large concrete hall itself, but also the long ramp, there is a steep descent to the underground rooms is not. The walls are made of brittle concrete, blue lighting, and the hypnotic Sound of the video installation by Monira Al Qadiri, this architectural Transformation is more reminiscent of one of the many Berlin Clubs, which originated in the Nineties and zero years through the conversion of old industrial buildings.

In Al Qadiri's at the end of the corridor about the entrance, presented the Installation "Diver" is forming a Quartet of synchronized swimming to a traditional singing and drumming. Rhythmically popping your body out of the water, turning like a screw around its axis, sinking again into the deep. Reflections of light, creating a Sparkle from Magenta, turquoise and Blue, the spraying end of the Spray transforms the black-and-blue surface of the water in a white Spray, and Trickle.

Heterogeneous variety of positions

As with many of the Works in the exhibition, a text sign, free first additional contexts: The Soundtrack is a tribute to the grandfather of the artist, working divers as a singer on a boat of Beads, to support them in their dangerous activity. Until the discovery of oil, the trade with pearls one of the most important economic branches in the Persian Gulf. With the loss of the Tradition of the pearls songs to the tourist attraction.

In the imposing Interior of the concrete hall, the curator*indoor team, the individual video installations, a lot of space to Unfold. This is important, as they present a heterogeneous variety of positions in the curatorial side by side rather vague echoes. Particularly impressive is a 35mm is Installation with ratterndem projector and Stop-Motion process: "Wosa (Coyote's Burden Basket)" by Heike Baranowsky orbiting two cameras, a crater in the Death Valley – from dawn till dusk. Every 20 seconds, a still image, so that the two semi-circles from each of 2931 frames. Jerky move sedimentary rocks, scurrying cloud shadows over the California, the crater's slope, changing light conditions on the funnel-shaped Maar. The title of the work refers to an indigenous creation myth.

myths of a different kind is in the movie "Fordlandia Malaise" on the track. The documentary by Susana de Sousa collects memories of Fordlandia, a commercial settlement, the Henry Ford in 1928 in the Amazon founded to break the British rubber monopoly. Camera pans across the ruinous buildings, to visualize the extent and the Failure of the neo-colonialist project. The Film empowers the residents, giving them a voice, as a Voice-Over about the dystopian recordings. Visually, the Film archive, links, images and drone footage, acoustic stories, myths, and songs.

Always cuts and breaks

Who is brittle with so much of the little narrative forms of desires for more story development, it should look "Shayne", Stephan Geene, a Film about and with Ricky Shayne. In 1944, the Cairo-born, Beirut, and Paris grew up, Shayne Beat in Rome to Star in a booming scene by the German-Italian film production "La battaglia dei Mods", you are in Germany as a result of marketing strategies of the rental title of the "Seventeen year, blond hair," and Udo Jürgens action free install. Afterwards, Shayne was imported to Germany in the ZDF - Hitparade and Bravo-Pin-Up-Boy celebrated. With a rough Timbre, up to the navel, open shirts and an intense Gaze from dark eyes, Shayne was a burnt of slain teen Star.

In the Forum-catalog as a "serial TV - Anti-portrait" advertised, "Shayne" is not simply a Film about a changing life story with lots of Tops and Flops, but also on the Federal Republican culture industry of the 1970s. He is also a thoughtful tribute as well as experimental review. There are cuts and breaks, between then and now, between authenticity and staging, between archival footage and re-enactment; but the sections which consists in the breakage from the hinges.

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Berlinale 2019, The Forum-movies at a Glance

Christiane Peitz

concrete hall in the Silent Green, Gerichtstr. 35, to 9.3., Savvy Contemporary, Plantagenstr. 31, to 10.3., The Embassy of Canada, Leipziger Platz 17, up to 17.2.

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