Figuration of showing – Figures of absence
Dore O.'s films in-between opaqueness and translucency, hypnosis and clarity
A program selected and introduced by Masha Matzke, film archivist and researcher based in Berlin. Matzke is currently involved in the restoration of the work of Dore O. at the Deutsche Kinemathek.
Entry: 80 kr (card is preferable).
16mm / 18min / color / 1968 / sound: Dore O.
«An emigration film: a dream of myself, the consequences of the act with society.» (Dore O.)
16mm / 30min / color / 1969 / camera: Jochen Gottlieb / sound: Dore O.
«Memory is a cruel hope without awakening.» (Dore O.)
16mm / 21min / color / 1974 / sound: Anthony Moore / with: Werner and Rona Nekes
«A balance of being enclosed in divided space.» (Dore O.)
16mm / 11min / color / 1994 / camera: Serge Roman, Dore O. / sound: Peter Eisold / with: Afrane Adje Twumm, Ricardo Mosquera
«Placeless and bodiless these images describe in their sequence the secret order and structure of th espace by means of appearing and disappearing, rising and falling. Like sand in which the painter
draws his lines over and over again.» (Karin Stempel)
Born in 1946, Mühlheim on the Ruhr, Germany. Formal education and studies until 1967 in textile engineering and painting in Krefeld, Germany, and Italy. As a fine artist Dore O. has produced a variety of books, objects, installations and photographic work (mainly series of polaroids) and has exhibited internationally. Her first film JÜM-JÜM (1967) in collaboration with Werner Nekes whom she married in 1976. Between 1966 and 1986 she contributed to his films in multiple ways. She was one of the founding members of the Hamburg Film Co-op
(1968-1974) and one of the very few experimental filmmakers who remained dedicated to avant-garde film practices after a noticeable decline of experimental film culture in Germany after the mid-1970s. As the first female filmmaker Dore O. won the First prize at the 5th International Experimental-Film Competition in Knokke (Belgium) for her film KASKARA which was shot at the family’s summer house in Sweden. Her filmic work was part of documenta 5 in 1972 and documenta 6 in 1977. After realizing her last film in 2000 Dore O. continued her work in the fields of fine arts, (often para-cinematic) installations and photography up to the present day.
This event is supported by Goethe Institute Sweden.