[Frameworks] Sat Oct 9 - Urban Research - Screening on Magistrale 2010, Berlin

From: Klaus W. Eisenlohr (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Oct 08 2010 - 04:31:10 PDT

Urban Research Selection 2010
urban symbols and interferences
Screening in public bar on Potsdamer Str., Berlin:

Sat. 9 October 2010
Puschel's Pub
Potsdamer Str. 112
10785 Berlin-Schöneberg

Link: http://www.richfilm.de/currentUpload/index.html

Under the Umbrella of:
Das Kurzfilmfestival in der Potsdamer Strasse
8., 9. und 10. Oktober
and together with many friends of Directors Lounge, this weekend
there will be public screenings in pubs, cafés, galleries and shops
on Potsdamer Straße.
Take a look at the artists's list and the full program:

urban research selection | urban symbols and interferences

Klaus W. Eisenlohr presents a selection his
curatorial project "Urban Research 2010". The
theme of the program is connected with how
contemporary artists pursue a renewed discourse
on urban developments.

The success of modern cities is connected with
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 myths and symbols
often tell about violent situations. Therefore,
films about urban symbols often deal with the
uncanny. They thus touch the precarious balance
between the violence of law enforcement and
undisclosed threats of 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!

Urban Research has been a successful program both
at Directors Lounge Festival and in screenings in
London, Hannover, Poznan, Freiburg, Essen,
Dordrecht, Senigallia, 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

Elsewhereness: Yokohama 2008 -*- Anders Weberg + Robert Willim 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

Permalink of Program: http://www.richfilm.de/DL2010/framesNeueBewirt.html
Richfilm: http://www.richfilm.de/currentUpload/index.html
Festival Program: http://magistrale2010.wordpress.com/about/
Directors Lounge: http://www.directorslounge.net

Klaus W. Eisenlohr, Osnabrücker Str. 25, D-10589 Berlin, Germany
email:			email suppressed
and film production:		http://www.richfilm.de
phone:			int.- 49 - 30 - 3409 5343 (BERLIN)

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