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[DL8] the contemporary media and film festival Feb 9-19. 2012
at  Naherholung Sternchen, behind the Kino International [DL8], The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge,  the festival for contemporary media and film, 2012, is hitting Berlin in a new vein and venue, this year making the up-and-comer insider tip Naherholung Sternchen its stomping ground. The reason for the move will be clear to all once they hit the doors, literally a stone’s throw from the iconic Kino International near Alexanderplatz: the location, a one-time thespians’ hangout already steeped in its own history, has clearly been waiting for this moment. This place wants to be, and [DL8] is the ticket make it happen.
 1001 nights at the cinema, all in eleven days, films like you forgot or maybe never knew they could be made, films that will change the colour of your eyes and thoughts… on-beat, offbeat and everything between.Kenton Turk


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[DL8] the contemporary media and film festival Feb 9-19. 2012
at Naherholung Sternchen, behind the Kino International


[DL8], The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge, the festival for contemporary media and film, 2012, is hitting Berlin in a new vein and venue, this year making the up-and-comer insider tip Naherholung Sternchen its stomping ground.
The reason for the move will be clear to all once they hit the doors, literally a stone’s throw from the iconic Kino International near Alexanderplatz: the location, a one-time thespians’ hangout already steeped in its own history, has clearly been waiting for this moment. This place wants to be, and [DL8] is the ticket make it happen.

1001 nights at the cinema, all in eleven days, films like you forgot or maybe never knew they could be made, films that will change the colour of your eyes and thoughts… on-beat, offbeat and everything between.
Kenton Turk

Click through to stay updated, go here for the program

This tumblr is for archival purposes only, everything new will be posted here

“You could use a cup of my famous java.”

Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982)
iwdrm

“You could use a cup of my famous java.”

Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982)

iwdrm

SEI PASSI NEL GIALLO – GEMELLE at RomaFiction Fest Italian Premiere
Tuesday, September 27th 2011 @ Auditorium Parco della Musica – Teatro Studio10:30 p.m.
Director: Roy BavaItaly 2011, 100’(Leader Film Company for RTI – Mediaset)
Angela Wyler  asks police chief Valerio Strada to find Christine, her twin who she  hasn’t heard in two years and who had a stormy relationship with the  officer years back. The directorial debut of Roy Bava, Lamberto’s son  and Mario’s nephew. With Daniele Pecci, Erica Durance, Thomas Arana and Veronica Lazar.The cast will be attending the screening.*
* due to a scheduling conflict Erica Durance won’t be attending the event.

 RomaFictionFest


SEI PASSI NEL GIALLO – GEMELLE at RomaFiction Fest Italian Premiere

Tuesday, September 27th 2011 @ Auditorium Parco della Musica – Teatro Studio10:30 p.m.


Director: Roy Bava
Italy 2011, 100’
(Leader Film Company for RTI – Mediaset)



Angela Wyler asks police chief Valerio Strada to find Christine, her twin who she hasn’t heard in two years and who had a stormy relationship with the officer years back. The directorial debut of Roy Bava, Lamberto’s son and Mario’s nephew. With Daniele Pecci, Erica Durance, Thomas Arana and Veronica Lazar.

The cast will be attending the screening.*

* due to a scheduling conflict Erica Durance won’t be attending the event.

RomaFictionFest

the International SinCity Film Award
It’s all about the Sin Cities of the 21st century. The Roaring Twenties were wild with naughty cabaret and  feverish decadence. But what do Sin Cities look like today? We are  challenging filmmakers all over the world to capture the influence of  present-day Sin Cities on culture and everyday life, on personal dreams,  secret longings and mortal fears. An acclaimed jury of hit songwriters,  academy award winners and nominees, film and music  video directors,  actors, record label and film executives will decide on  the finalists  and winners of the Jury Award. The  finalists will be promoted via an  international social media  campaign to determine the audience award  winner. Don’t miss this unique and unforgettable opportunity…
The deadline for entries is October 7, 2011. 
PRIZES:Audience Award - €5,000 • Jury Awards - First place €5,000 and four films €1,000 each
JURY:Guy Chambers • Rita Flügge-Timm • Florian Gallenberger • Thekla Reuten • Volker Schlöndorff •Philipp Stölzl • Paul Verhoeven • Eike Wolf • Rolf Zehetbauer

the International SinCity Film Award

It’s all about the Sin Cities of the 21st century. The Roaring Twenties were wild with naughty cabaret and feverish decadence. But what do Sin Cities look like today? We are challenging filmmakers all over the world to capture the influence of present-day Sin Cities on culture and everyday life, on personal dreams, secret longings and mortal fears. An acclaimed jury of hit songwriters, academy award winners and nominees, film and music video directors, actors, record label and film executives will decide on the finalists and winners of the Jury Award. The finalists will be promoted via an international social media campaign to determine the audience award winner. Don’t miss this unique and unforgettable opportunity…

The deadline for entries is October 7, 2011.

PRIZES:Audience Award - €5,000 • Jury Awards - First place €5,000 and four films €1,000 each

JURY:Guy Chambers • Rita Flügge-Timm • Florian Gallenberger • Thekla Reuten • Volker Schlöndorff •
Philipp Stölzl • Paul Verhoeven • Eike Wolf • Rolf Zehetbauer

What if all the cars in LA suddenly disappeared?

Running On Empty by Ross Ching

score: Wim Mertens

via architizer

Julia Kim Smith With Banksy
Some daily life snaps by  Julia Kim Smith together with Banksy.
We featured the clever work of Julia Kim Smith during the 7th Berlin International Directors Lounge with two films: grand teton and rear view camera.



With Banksy: Tesco Value Petrol Bomb,  above With Banksy: Great Artists Steal

Julia Kim Smith With Banksy

Some daily life snaps by Julia Kim Smith together with Banksy.

We featured the clever work of Julia Kim Smith during the 7th Berlin International Directors Lounge with two films: grand teton and rear view camera.

With Banksy: Tesco Value Petrol Bomb,  above With Banksy: Great Artists Steal

Artception of the Day: London-based comedy artist Charlotte Young’s “artist’s statement” is a brutally honest excoriation of self-described “artists” tucked inside a thoughtful exploration of self-mockery as an artistic medium wrapped around a necessary critique of pretension as an art world fulcrum floating in perfume served in a man’s hat.

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Cheshire cats from down under
Ghita Loebenstein and Keith Deverell from Melbourne met us on a flying visit in Berlin.
Ghita is the driving force beyond Speakeasy Cinema, a like-minded spot that crosses a big screen with a dive bar, a cafe and a creative studio. It’s  inspired partly by Austin’s Alamo Drafthouses, partly by the best of  Melbourne’s lo-fi drinking dens, and partly by the risk-everything  attitude of 1920s saloon keep Mary Louise Cecilia “Texas” Guinan, who  had never heard of a cup holder. It’s not illegal, but it is worth  keeping to yourself. Launched in 2009, Speakeasy screens at  various locations around Melbourne’s inner city. The program is focused  on the weird, the wonderful and the hard-to-find, sometimes screening  titles that don’t make it to local cinemas at all. In the vaudeville  spirit of the speakeasy, you might also catch a director Q&A, a  short film or, if you’re early, a spot on Texas Guinan’s knee. In short, the place to be.
Keith is an Australian/UK artist and designer whose work spans video art, sound/image installation and performance. Together with Sue McCauley  he established the arts studio Greyspace. They  produce installation works, sound and image performances, and  collaborative community-based projects, In their work together, they  explore forms of networked video, installation, and collaboration.

Cheshire cats from down under

Ghita Loebenstein and Keith Deverell from Melbourne met us on a flying visit in Berlin.

Ghita is the driving force beyond Speakeasy Cinema, a like-minded spot that crosses a big screen with a dive bar, a cafe and a creative studio. It’s inspired partly by Austin’s Alamo Drafthouses, partly by the best of Melbourne’s lo-fi drinking dens, and partly by the risk-everything attitude of 1920s saloon keep Mary Louise Cecilia “Texas” Guinan, who had never heard of a cup holder. It’s not illegal, but it is worth keeping to yourself. 

Launched in 2009, Speakeasy screens at various locations around Melbourne’s inner city. The program is focused on the weird, the wonderful and the hard-to-find, sometimes screening titles that don’t make it to local cinemas at all. In the vaudeville spirit of the speakeasy, you might also catch a director Q&A, a short film or, if you’re early, a spot on Texas Guinan’s knee. In short, the place to be.

Keith is an Australian/UK artist and designer whose work spans video art, sound/image installation and performance. Together with Sue McCauley  he established the arts studio Greyspace. They produce installation works, sound and image performances, and collaborative community-based projects, In their work together, they explore forms of networked video, installation, and collaboration.

one of some snaps from the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.)
Essen, Nightlife: The restless  Japanese Guerilla Paparazzi popped up in a typical Karaoke bar, shooting the unperceptive Team DL

photography: Julia Murakami

one of some snaps from the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.)

Essen, Nightlife: The restless  Japanese Guerilla Paparazzi popped up in a typical Karaoke bar, shooting the unperceptive Team DL

photography: Julia Murakami

one of some snaps from the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.)
Team DL, celebrating after three exhausting days at the fair

photography: The Japanese Guerilla Paparazzi

one of some snaps from the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.)

Team DL, celebrating after three exhausting days at the fair

photography: The Japanese Guerilla Paparazzi

one of some snaps from the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.)
Alan Smithee, 50 min. of porn, 2011 from the series Reality Scans Alu-Dibond, Lambda print, behind acrylic glass, 60 cm x 75 cm, 23.6” x 29.5” , ed. of 5/1 AP
photography: Julia Murakami

one of some snaps from the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.)

Alan Smithee, 50 min. of porn, 2011
from the series Reality Scans

Alu-Dibond, Lambda print, behind acrylic glass, 60 cm x 75 cm, 23.6” x 29.5” , ed. of 5/1 AP

photography: Julia Murakami

one of some snaps from the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.)
caustics, by Andre Werner, 2011
. photo: Joachim Seinfeld

one of some snaps from the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.)

caustics, by Andre Werner, 2011

. photo: Joachim Seinfeld

one of some snaps from the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.)
Joachim Seinfeld, Berlinbilder (Wall removals) 2010 70x60 cm	    Silver Gelatine Print on Mixed Media on Canvas.
photography: the art resort

one of some snaps from the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.)

Joachim Seinfeld, Berlinbilder (Wall removals) 2010 70x60 cm Silver Gelatine Print on Mixed Media on Canvas.

photography: the art resort

one of some snaps from the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.)
Japanese Guerilla Paparazzi
Julia Murakami, Untitled, 2011, Alu-Dibond, Lambda print, behind acrylic glass, 60 cm x 80 cm, 23,6” x 31,5”, ed. of 3/1 AP
photo: the art resort

one of some snaps from the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.)

Japanese Guerilla Paparazzi

Julia Murakami, Untitled, 2011, Alu-Dibond, Lambda print, behind acrylic glass, 60 cm x 80 cm, 23,6” x 31,5”, ed. of 3/1 AP

photo: the art resort