Kino B: Contemporary Cinema by Berlin-based Artists

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Kino B: Contemporary Cinema by Berlin-based Artists
Curated by: Caroline Koebel

1871 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43210
November 5th, 2014 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

United States
(614) 292-0330
Tue-Wed, Sun 11 AM-6 PM, Thu-Sat 11 AM-8 PM


Kino B: Contemporary Cinema by Berlin-based Artists
Curated by Caroline Koebel
Approximate total running time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
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Kino B initiates viewers into the swarm of moving images made thus far in the 2010s by Berlin-based artists. The program was commissioned by Aurora Picture Show, the tenacious and far-reaching non-profit media arts center in Houston (Texas) dedicated to expanding the cinematic experience, and premiered there in October 2013. Now Transart Institute returns Kino B to its origin with the upcomingUferstudios screening in Berlin on August 14, 2014. 

Sylvia Schedelbauer's SOUNDING GLASS, the stunning and astounding experimental short about vision, history, memory, and war that won accolades at Ann Arbor and Oberhausen, centers the outwardly spiraling program. The other projects—curated in situ during a research trip to Berlin—include film, video and installation (transposed to single-channel projection) by Guillaume Cailleau & Ben Russell, Harun Farocki, Isabella Gresser, Bernd Lützeler, Anna Marziano, Deborah S. Phillips, Michael Poetschko, and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané.

Chosen for their individual merits and seemingly unrelated in their disparateness, the works nonetheless share a command of cinema's potential for experientially transformative critical reflection. Each title, in its own way, acts as an experimental essay on the world as it can be encountered, engaged and repositioned so as to enable a dialogue between self (artist) and others (viewers) on that world. 

The Kino B artists travel far and wide in their cinema without boundaries. The cinematic adventure promised encompasses a specially-engineered tracking shot through the Amazon rainforest, a young man in the woods amidst harrowing visions of war, an explication of how computer motion graphics elide differences between real and simulated trees, such authors and philosophers as Nietzsche, Marguerite Yourcenar, Hannah Arendt, and Roland Barthes, as well as the lived experience of the streets of Athens, Mumbai, and Berlin. (Caroline Koebel, Curator)

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