Kunst Film Fest #2

Kunst Film Fest #2

Co-curated with Valeska Hagney, Aurica Kastner, Mareike Spendel and Natalie Weiland

Centrum, Berlin

4, 11, 18 and 25 November 2016

Over four consecutive Fridays in November we held the second edition of the Kunst Film Fest, a series of themed screenings exploring different genres within the realm of video art, commencing with animation. The second part of the Kunst Film Fest #2 was dedicated to a selection of supercuts. The term supercut was coined by blogger Andy Baio in 2008 as a 'genre of video meme, where some obsessive-compulsive superfan collects every phrase/action/cliché from an episode (or entire series) of their favorite show/film/game into a single massive video montage.' Part three of the Kunst Film Fest #2 featured a selection of videos in which artists take the lead role. As the fourth and final part we screened a selection of video essays on a variety of subjects. As a genre the video essay can be situated between documentary film and video art. As a practice it is simultaneously artistic, theoretical, and political. According to artist and theorist Ursula Biemann 'it is not about documenting realities, but rather a form of organising complexities.'

Part I: Animation - Friday 4 November 2016, 7.30 pm

Paolo Bandinu / Mariola Brillowska / Sam Finn / Amy Lockhart / Marte Kiessling / N’Doye Douts

Part II: Supercut - Friday 11 November 2016, 7.30 pm

Katharina Arndt / Eli Cortiñas / Keren Cytter / Christian Jankowski / Matthias Müller

Part III: The Artist as Protagonist - Friday 18 November 2016, 7.30 pm

Guy Ben-Ner / Hans Diernberger / Beth Dillon / Niklas Goldbach / Minsun Lee / Adrian Melis / Michael Meneghetti / Jodie Whalen / Ming Wong

Part IV: Videoessay - Friday 25 November 2016, 7.30 pm

Allison de Fren / Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau / Ross Jardine / Kihlberg & Henry / Sonya Lacey / Hanne Lippard