SCREENING + BOOK LAUNCH
2 November 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Super-8 films from the 80s
In November, we will embark on a journey through the wild and queer Berlin of the 80s and Michael Brynntrup will be our Beatrice. For Brynntrup, filming with his Super 8 camera was like breathing the air, with which he shaped his life at the time. As he writes, ‘the Super 8 of the time [.] was not cinema “bigger than life” but life itself.’ His Super 8 films take us on a search for identity in which topics such as being gay, Catholicism, and homeland dominate. Brynntrup is known for his sense of humour, but the author can also be very serious and touching.
The film screening will be followed by the launch of a book ‘Michael Brynntrup: Super 8’.
About the book:
MICHAEL BRYNNTRUP: SUPER 8
The new book of images and texts by filmmaker M celebrates the magic of the Super 8 phenomenon in its 400 pages. As a mixture of work exhibition and independent opus, this ‘material book’, as the artist himself calls it, lets photos, graphics and drawings meet diary entries, reviews and film sketches. In fact, it is a dialogue between text and image, between yesterday and today — lusty, blasphemous, wild, provocative and consistently queer.
(Press release Salzgeber Verlag, Berlin September 2022)
Raum für drastische Maßnahmen
Oderstr. 34, 10247 Berlin-Friedrichshain
Limited number of seats!
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Programme (ca. 60 min)
AUS VIER JAHRESZEITEN | FROM THE FOUR SEASONS 4 min | 1984 | Super 8 | col | sound
VERONIKA (vera ikon) 11 min | 1986 | Super 8 (+ 16 mm) | bw | sound
ZEICHEN UND WUNDER 2 min | 1991 | 16 mm | col | sound
DIE STATIK DER ESELSBRÜCKEN 21 min | 1990 | 16 mm | bw | sound
ALL YOU CAN EAT 5:30 min | 1993 | 16 mm + 35 mm | col | sound
TODESSTREIFEN – ein deutscher Film | THE DEATHSTRIP – A German Film9 min | 1983 | Super 8 + 35 mm | col | sound
OHNE TITEL 7 min | 1987 | Super 8 | col | sound
AUS VIER JAHRESZEITEN | FROM THE FOUR SEASONS
4 min | 1984 | Super 8 | col | sound
(wide screen spectacle)
Still life, tutti frutti, nature morte, fruit salad … a baroque, wide-screen spectacle.
VERONIKA (vera ikon) | VERONIKA (vera ikon)
11 min | 1986 | Super 8 (+ 16 mm) | bw | sound
The biblical prohibition of images word for word. God’s life story in the form of a trailer: from zero B.C. to the Second Coming of Christ – coming soon.
ZEICHEN UND WUNDER | SIGNS AND MIRACLES
2 min | 1991 | 16 mm | col | sound
Life is a deadly illness, which is carried over by sexual contacts.
(Graffitti on a public toilet, 1990) – A historically-current anti-aids clip.
DIE STATIK DER ESELSBRÜCKEN | THE STATICS – Engineering Memory Bridges
21 min | 1990 | 16 mm | bw | sound
Rests and tests from the inquiry into prototypes. Formal proofs through pregnant experiments on one’s own body.
ALL YOU CAN EAT
5:30 min | 1993 | 16 mm + 35 mm | col | sound
Safe sex in the 70s. Bigger than life in 35 mm. All you can eat in 5 minutes. NOTICE: This film has been prepared and is intended solely for viewing by a special and limited audience, namely adults who request and desire sexually explicit material for their information, education and entertainment in the privacy of their own homes. This film may not be sold to any persons except consenting adults who agree to view the film in private and further agree not to exhibit or transfer the film to minors or to any person who does not wish to view this material.
TODESSTREIFEN – ein deutscher Film | THE DEATHSTRIP – A German Film
9 min | 1983 | Super 8 + 35 mm | col | sound
(Dreifachprojektion) | (triple projection)
Between an overgrown West Berlin graveyard and a desolate stretch of land under communist rule, there is a supposedly dead no-man’s land. Around noon, the main character arrives at this inevitable place.
OHNE TITEL | UNTITLED
7 min | 1987 | Super 8 | col | sound
Photo, film, and TV images from September 22nd, 1981. Corner of Potsdamer Strasse and Bülowstrasse. (This film is dedicated to Klaus-Jürgen Rattay).