“You cannot apply the principles of painting to a medium that is not painting.” (Paul Sharits).
Film has laws of its own, but along with the other arts in the period around 1960 it searched for certain “zero points” that didn't revolve around nothing, but the whole. This three-part film programme, curated by Alexander Horwath and Regina Schlagnitweit, includes works from the period between 1958 and 2021 – by Stephanie Barber, Yves-André Delubac, Hollis Frampton, Jorge Lorenzo, Ernst Schmidt Jr., Aldo Tambellini, Joyce Wieland and many more. It also offers rare insight into Gregory Markopoulos’s cinematic life’s work ENIAIOS (1947–91), presented by the film artist Robert Beavers.
"The Stars Down to Earth" is the title of this year’s Forum Expanded programme and is taken from the text of the same name by Theodor W. Adorno in which he grapples with the role of the irrational in mass culture. The search for ways to enable art to deal with an increasingly intangible reality forms an essential similarity between the selected works. Bringing one’s gaze back down to earth now seems more necessary than ever before. Yet how can one use film to take hold of something real when that very concept is ever harder to grasp?
Thursday, February 9, 2017 (All day) to Monday, February 20, 2017 (All day)