Film Undone. Elements of a Latent Cinema gathers artists, filmmakers, curators, researchers, and archivists to present and discuss elements of a latent cinema: Film projects left unfinished. Films that remained unseen. Film ideas realized in non-filmic media. Their heterogenous materialities and precarious traces upset notions of what cinema consists of – its materials, institutions, and professions, its socio-political functions, histories, and futures.
Public presentations in various formats make the processual, open-ended nature of these practices accessible and actualize their potentialities. Across historical, political and artistic contexts, the contributions to Film Undone explore what impact the idea of a latent cinema can have on filmmaking, archiving, research and curation.
The presentations are accompanied by film screenings at Kino Arsenal.
With contributions by Carmen Amengual & Tara Najd Ahmadi, Annabelle Aventurin, Ali Essafi & Léa Morin, Concha Barquero & Alejandro Alvarado, Greg de Cuir Jr. & Petra Belc, Tobias Hering & Cornelia Klauß, Tom Holert & Volker Pantenburg, Katie Kirkland & Na Mira, Olexii Kuchanskyi & Oleksiy Radynski, Ojoboca (Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy), Uriel Orlow, Mathilde Rouxel & Éliane Raheb, Bunga Siagian, Akbar Yumni & George Clark, Elena Vogman & Uliana Bychenkova.
Introducing projects by Kianoush Ayari, Farouk Beloufa, Hartmut Bitomsky & Harun Farocki, Monny de Boully, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Sergei Eisenstein, Jocelyne Saab, Bachtiar Siagian, Felix Sobolev (Kyiv Studio of Popular Science Films), Bosko Tokin, Fernando Ruiz Vergara, Chetna Vora, amongst others.
Moderations by Alia Ayman, Paolo Caffoni, and Shai Heredia.
Conceived by Philip Widmann.
Friday, July 21
10 am: Welcome with Paolo Caffoni
10.30 am: Cinema by Artificial Means
by Greg de Cuir Jr in cooperation with Petra Belc
11.30 am: Value Resembles a Dance Not a Statue. Sergei Eisenstein's Capital Project
by Elena Vogman and Uliana Bychenkova
12.30 am: Conversation
with Greg de CuirG Jr, Petra Belc, Elena Vogman, Uliana Bychenkova
moderated by Paolo Caffoni
2.30 pm: Redisappearances: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's White Dust from Mongolia
by Katie Kirkland and Na Mira
4.30 pm: Unmade Film: The Proposal
by Uriel Urlow
Saturday, July 22
10 am: Welcome with Alia Ayman
10.30 am: If I were to tell you everything, we'd still be here tomorrow
by Tobias Hering and Claudia Klauß
12.15 am: Jocelyne Saab, the Film as an Unspeakable Memory
by Mathilde Rouxel
2.30 pm: Examining the Understanding of Film
by Volker Pantenburg and Tom Holert
4.30 pm: Rediscovering Kinotron: Potentialities of Ukrainian Soviet Science Film
by Olexii Kuchanskyi and Oleksiy Radynski
Sunday, July 23
10 am: Welcome mit Shai Heredia
10.30 am: Between the Scars and the Resistance: Fabulating About Ruiz Vergara's Unmade Films
by Concha Barquero and Alejandro Alvarado
12.15 am: For a Fictional Essay – Archiving the Absent
by Léa Morin
2 pm: Karmapala Through the Forbidden Scenes
by Bunga Siagian, Akbar Yumni and George Clark
3.15 pm: Picking Up Fragments of a Revolution
by Carmen Amengual and Tara Najd Ahmadi
3.30 pm: Closing Discussion
moderated by Alia Ayman, Paolo Caffoni and Shai Heredia
In cooperation with Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art, Harun Farocki Institute, and Open City Documentary Festival. Supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, and the Kulturwerk Foundation of the VG Bild-Kunst.