Re: Urban Research on Film - Open Call

From: DOMINIC ANGERAME (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Dec 21 2007 - 05:50:16 PST

Hi Klaus...I have made many films dealing with the
urban landscape and architecture, they are
experimental, please contact me off list....I was at
the Havana Film Festival do did not receive your
listing in a timely can visit my website
at for information about this

Dominic Angerame
San Francisco
--- "Klaus W. Eisenlohr" <email suppressed> wrote:

> Open Call: Urban Research on Film
> We are looking for new visual approaches towards
> the contemporary city. The program will be first
> shown at Directors Lounge, Berlin, February 2008.
> Experimental, documentary, essay, interactive and
> multi-channel, all welcome. Please send in
> preview DVD of your work. Early deadline Dec. 18,
> 2007 (postmarked), late entry deadline Jan. 5
> (only if you have sent a previous notice!)
> Please contact:
> email suppressed
> Please ship to:
> Klaus W. Eisenlohr, Osnabrücker Str. 25. D-10589
> Berlin, Germany
> Urban Research
> The common image of urbanity stays within the
> traditional iconography, and encompasses an
> outdated model of "the city". Mass media
> reproduce it and tourists (want to) affirm it on
> their "city tours" around the globe. In contrast,
> city centres and public spaces have lost their
> traditional function. Even efforts of urban
> renewal of centres - conceptually not much
> different to the "City Beautiful" movement at the
> end of the 19th century - do not help to conserve
> life of "old towns." These efforts may even
> accelerate the described changes.
> On the other hand in mass media, there is little
> depiction of the life, the architecture, of the
> beauty and the issues of the contemporary urban
> scapes. There is a lack of positive images of the
> contemporary city as it has grown until today.
> There even is the notion of the city being
> "unreadable" (T. Sieverts). The common terms are
> reflecting these negative views of the
> environment most people live in: "sprawl", "edge
> city", "in-between city" (Zwischenstadt), or
> "informal city".
> Many artists thus have taken up to newly explore
> and visually research the "unknown", the
> "informal" city. There is exciting new work,
> which tries to create a different, a
> differentiated image of space, architecture and
> life within the contemporary city. Unlike
> modernist "city symphonies," these new works are
> based on exploration, on research and on
> discourse. The artists often focus on particular
> aspects rather than trying to depict the city as
> a whole. Urban Research comprises experimental,
> documentary and animated works bringing together
> complementary views of urban life.
> Urban Research 2008 will firstly be presented at
> the media art festival Directors Lounge in
> February 2008. So far, the selections of Urban
> Research have been widely shown in venues in
> London, Poznan, Dordrecht/Rotterdam, Freiburg,
> Essen and Berlin.
> Links:
> --
> Klaus W. Eisenlohr, Osnabrücker Str. 25, D-10589
> Berlin, Germany
> email: email suppressed
> and film production:
> phone: int.- 49 - 30 - 3409 5343 (BERLIN)
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at
> <email suppressed>.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.