Culture > Events > Living Pasts, Moving Present: 4th Annual German Screen Studies Network Symposium
Event Date: 8th Sep 2016 | 09:30
Living Pasts, Moving Present: 4th Annual German Screen Studies Network Symposium
King's College London; Queen Mary University of London; Close-Up Film Centre; Goethe-Institut London
Three days of screenings, workshops and panel discussions exploring cinema as a resource for reshaping a crisis-ridden global present. The event begins with an open research forum, followed by a workshop on Berlin Arsenal’s Living Archive project featuring special guests Senta Siewert (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (Arsenal). On Friday 9th September, panels and screenings showcase filmmaking projects that reanimate the lost heritage of archive and early silent film through historical documentary (Dreams Rewired/Mobilisierung der Träume, Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhart, Thomas Tode, 2015); DIY cinema (Labor Berlin); and experimental short films including Florian Zeyfang’s Splicefilm (2013) and Susanne Sachsse’s Serious Ladies (2012). Panels and screenings on Saturday 10th examine modernist explorations of film time (Straub-Huillet); neoliberal future visions (Fictions and Futures #1. Happiness in the Abstract, 2013); and activist projects including the short film compilation Research Refugees, and the Nigerian archive and curatorial project Reclaiming History, Unveiling Memory (Didi Cheeka, Lagos Film Society).