[Frameworks] Urban Research Selection 2010 at PAm Festival Italy

From: Klaus W. Eisenlohr (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jul 07 2010 - 19:35:41 PDT

Urban Research Selection
Screening at
PAm Festival in Senigallia, Italy
08 July 2010

Urban Research

Urban Research has been a successful program both
at Directors Lounge Festival and in screenings in
London, Hannover, Poznan, Freiburg, Essen,
Dordrecht, St. Petersburg and Berlin.
International artists present their vision of
public space and urban landscapes. Curated by
Klaus W. Eisenlohr, the program comprises a
diversity of films from experimental to

urban research selection | urban interference and the city's symbols

The success of modern cities as social entities
is connected with the liability of relative
security and trust in the social contract between
citizens. As Jan Philippe Reemtsma states: "If I
happen to drop into a violent situation, I will
neither be made responsible for not being armed,
nor for having failed to defend myself."
(memory-quoted). Although this unwritten contract
is part of the production of modernity, urban
identity, myths and symbols often tell about
violent situations. Therefore, films talking
about urban symbols often deal with the uncanny,
with the precarious balance between the violence
of law enforcement and violent social decay.

On the other hand, with urban interventions,
artists try to play a more active role in society
. Some artists see themselves as "political
activist" and try to change politics and society;
others just try to reach a different, more divers
audience; or, they like to reach out for a
seemingly impossible dream. All of them, however,
share visions and ideas about urban life. And
those inspirations may be infectious!

This is the program:

Elsewhereness: Yokohama 2008 -*- Anders Weberg SW
Zwischenzeit 2008 -*- Mischa Leinkauf + Mathias Wermke DE
Seven After Eleven 2008 -*- Christina McPhee US
Buda -*- Beatriz + Carlos Matiella MX
Sintia -*- Jose Matiella+Ivan Meza MX
Amusement Park 2001 -*- Pilvi Takala FI
Jalkeilla Taas (Up And About Again) 2009 -*- Maarit Suomi-Väänänen FI
Drive 2003 -*- Elena Näsänen FI
Drive! 2008 -*- Elham Rokni IL
Easy Rider2006 -*- Pilvi Takala FI
Simulacro 2005 -*- Hector Falcon MX
Play Ground 2009 -*- Rinat Edelstein IL
Night Meter 2000 -*- Yaron Lapid UK
Interception 2007-2009 -*- Roch Forowicz PL
Stormwater / Estanque de tormentas 2009 -*- Tom Skipp ES
Zwischenzeit 2008 -*- Mischa Leinkauf + Mathias Wermke DE

Festival Program: http://www.pamfestival.com/programma/
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Directors Lounge:

Klaus W. Eisenlohr, Osnabrücker Str. 25, D-10589 Berlin, Germany
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and film production:		http://www.richfilm.de
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