COLLECTIVE SCREENING was launched in 2019 to promote screening and discussion between filmmakers from the fields of art and artistic documentary, independent feature films and short films. Although the directors and writers partly deal with the experiment, they follow an intuition or precise planning of the construct FILM even more sharply. Thus we discuss the film, in circles, and its honest, deeper, intuitive, historical, technical or art-historical construct. Independent here means that the author’s language has not been watered down by obvious production or manufacturer or economic dependence, including the question of how to smell it.
In November 2019 we started the CS#1 with Perrine Gamot and Jivko Darakchiev at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France. In the density of the cities of Paris and Berlin, not only stories are lived and collected, the lively conglomerate of filmmakers and video artists as well as the canteen of the theatre need the vibrant exchange. The two cities are the focus of the film scene here. The merging juxtaposition takes as its inspiration the SALOON full of fiery discussions and sweeping celebrations are the fuel for films, whose thematic roots lie in dealing with social regulation, Oppression, human expression and imagination are realistic and unvarnished insights into man’s struggle between nature and economy.
In the sense of the double feature, originally initiated as a sales trick, an A-B film was shown one after the other, mostly in medium length. Each of the films shown here requires no assignment to a category, but rather a dialogue to explore the filmmakers’ intuition and production style.
It is a High Noon Conversation, we will always start at 12:00, with the means of artistic expression between two filmmakers. Two invited artists will take turns presenting a current work, followed by an open discussion led by Christin Berg.
Christin Berg, born 1982 in East Berlin, graduated as Meisterschülerin of Film in 2015 at Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main. She studied at UCL, Slade fine art media department 2013-2014 and holds a diploma in scenography from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover. Christin Berg is filmmaker and artist. She lives and works currently in Paris and Berlin.