19:00 - 21:00
Experimental Film Society presents: A short film programme
The Experimental Film Society (EFS), based in Ireland, is one of the most radical and influential exponents of experimental film art. A short film program on April 2, presented by its founder and artistic director Rouzbeh Rashidi kicks off a series of collaborative events and screenings taking place every two months at Wolf.
The works produced and curated by EFS focus on mood, atmosphere, visual rhythms and the sensual interplay of sound and image. Often eerie or unsettling, the works engage intensely with film history while exploring the visionary potential of all types of moving image devices. The underlying notion of "cinema" is radically multidisciplinary, encompassing installations, performance and sound projects as well as theoretical writings.
The screening will be followed by a conversation with Rouzbeh Rashidi as well as various artists via live zoom.
Programme (total running time: 73 Minutes, NB: contains explicit sexual images and strobe light effects):
Sister Mary or Mary the Junkie (2010) by Chris O'Neill / Ireland / 3mins
Sister Mary or Mary the Junkie is an experimental 'found footage' short film. By re-filming imagery from a 35mm theatrical print of a narrative feature, the frame is adapted and reframed, to present a very different kind of film by focussing solely on one single supporting character.
I'm Not a Doctor (2019) by Michael Higgins / Ireland / 3mins
A glimpse in between two frames that ignite under the pressure of a gunpowder spark.
Universal Film (2018) by Jann Clavadetscher / Ireland / 4mins
The universal film acts upon us as a force, blending and rearranging impossible scenarios served with a dash of ants.
The Flower People (2021) by Atoosa Pour Hosseini / Ireland / 6mins
At first glance an anthology of gorgeously coloured vintage images of flowers, animals and the camera people documenting them. Yet Atoosa Pour Hosseini brings a characteristic touch of unease to this deceptively simple work through introducing a subtle tension between nature and the artificial means of cataloguing it. Who, ultimately, is looking at whom?
Supernova Cash Out (2020) by Shelly Kamiel / Ireland-USA / 10mins
An alien race from our future's past on a mission to explore dark energy sent a technologically advanced camera into what they thought was a typical black hole to record picture and sound for their 'black hole archives'. The images and sounds that emerge sent them into a state of infinite insanity, fraying at the edges of the absence of reality in a darkness that extends into the furthest reaches of the unknown.
Daughter of the Sun (2021) by Maximilian Le Cain / Ireland / 23mins
An experimental film based on the Irish legend of the Cailleach Beara or Hag of Beara. It takes a personal, formally intense approach to themes of identity and cyclical time.
Homo Sapiens Project (200) (2000-2020) - Fragment by Rouzbeh Rashidi / Ireland / 24mins
A nightmare of a nuclear holocaust: a fragment from Homo Sapiens Project (200) completed in 2020. Each section of the Homo Sapiens Project (200) was made under the unique condition of living out a form of subtle therapeutic practice.
We are part of INDIEKINO CLUB, an association of ten Berlin art house cinemas. On the joint site INDIEKINOCLUB club members can stream selected arthouse and indie films online at their convenience. In addition, they receive discounted admission to all participating cinemas with their ClubCard. Club membership costs €60 per year and can be purchased online or at the cinema box offices.