14. Forum Expanded: ANTIKINO (THE SIREN’S ECHO CHAMBER)
Groupexhibition at 69. Berlinale
The 14th Forum Expanded is moving to a new location: The silent green Kulturquartier will open a new Berlin exhibition venue and the Forum Expanded group exhibition, which has been taking place annually since 2006, will be the inaugural event. The 1600 square meter subterranean Betonhalle on the grounds of the former Wedding crematorium will soon serve primarily as a venue for film and video exhibitions, as well as for concerts and conferences. The group exhibition will be expanded into Ebensperger Rhomberg Gallery and Luxoom Lab, spaces also located on the silent green grounds. And for the first time, the exhibition duration will extend past the Berlinale festival dates until March 9. The exhibition opening will take place on February 6.
This year’s theme ANTIKINO (THE SIREN’S ECHO CHAMBER) questions contemporary systems of valorization in cinema, and proposes to discuss the changed relationship between moving images and lived life. A mythological theme – the singing sirens and the Odyssey – Is transposed into a present defined by experiences of migration, displacement and the shadows of colonial history as much as by affective feedback loops in social media. ANTIKINO explores multiple ways of leaving the echo chamber.
Among the selected artists are Coco Fusco, Laura Horelli, Karrabing Film Collective, Mpumelelo Mcata and Perivi Katjavivi, Paul McCarthy and Damon McCarthy, Shelly Silver, Catherine Sullivan, Evan Calder Williams and Anne Low, as well as Ala Younis.
During the Berlinale, the silent green Cupola will be converted into a lab cinema where all Forum Expanded programmes and a selection of Forum films will be screened. Each film presentation will be followed by time for a comprehensive discussion with filmmakers and special guests. The annual Think Film Symposium Archival Constellations will take place here as well on February 14th.
07.02.–17.02. daily 11:00–21:00 except 14.02. 11:00–17:00
After the Berlinale
19.02.–09.03. Tue–Sun 14:00–19:00
8€ / 6€
Artis Talk in the exhibition
Guided tours through the exhibition
09.02. / 16.02. / 23.02. / 03.03. / 15:00
10.02. 10:00 and 15:00
Registration required, limited access: tours(at)arsenal-berlin.de
8€, reduced 6€
Finissage 9.3.: 7 - 9pm
with the Performance RESIDUUM by Ute Waldhausen
Curated by Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (Leitung), Anselm Franke, Maha Maamoun, Ulrich Ziemons.
Programm information here.