attaque(e)r le visible is an experimental film and video platform for projections, meetings, talks, book presentations and lectures. Older experimental films and video art as well as the most recent developments of the genre find a place here. attaque(e)r le visible is dedicated to moving images which perturb the consistency and illusionism of the classical film by consciously referring to the technical embeddedness of the film, its incoherence and materiality. The works on display are marked by refusing stereotypical images and linear narration, their critical position towards the co-world, normative visibilities, forms and bodies. In short, it is about films and videos which do not trust the self-evident, and for which the word ’normally‘ does not exist.
attaque(e)r le visible sees itself as a platform for experimental film and video that not only shows films and videos but also contextualises and historicises them. For this purpose, on the one hand, we publish brochures with materials from the time when the works were made. On the other hand, attaque(e)r le visible counteracts the canon with the means of oral history by recording video interviews with the film/video makers and making them freely available on the website www.attaqueerlevisible.com.
After stops in Paris, Kassel and Cologne, attaque(e)r le visible now continues in Berlin in collaboration with the Raum für drastische Maßnahmen. The series consists of two parts, corporal interventions and a VIDEOAKTION (former Videofest). The monthly film programme corporal interventions looks back at the experimental film and video art of the 70s and 80s. The VIDEOAKTION focuses current tendencies in experimental film and video.
attaque(e)r le visible is curated by Lawinia Rate.