Kestner Cinémathèque

In our Kestner Cinémathèque, as part of our educational programme, we show various short films that have been selected by the artists and curators as referential accompaniment to the exhibitions.

Selected by Anna K.E.:

Luis Buñuel und Salvador Dalí, Un Chien Andalou, France/Spain, 1929, dir. Luis Buñuel, 16 min

Buñuel's 16-minute short film Un Chien Andalou was produced in 1929 in collaboration with the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. Bizarre, strange scenes are played sequentially, some of which seem unsettling and yet poetic at the same time. As a result, no coherent plot is initially recognisable. The ambiguous images attack the conventional notions of rationality and normality. Thus, the logic of dreams and the dissolving power of fantasy are intended to take their place. At its time, the short film became a symbol of surrealist film and achieved revolutionary character through its special effects.

Selected by Florian Meisenberg:

Florian Meisenberg, Das Erste Mal, artistic film collection, presented by David Gryn / Daata:

Das Erste Mal presents moving image artworks that capture the raw and eccentric beginnings of these contemporary artists' first-ever videos and films. Thoughtfully selected by artist Florian Meisenberg, this captivating collection showcases the earliest moving image artworks by these artists. Short, earthy, and delightfully quirky, these artworks offer a tantalising glimpse into the creative seeds that blossomed into these artists' wonderful futures.

Short films:

Prem Krishnamurthy, Counting: A Simple Meditation Tool, 4:33 min

Nathaniel de Large, Bath, 2008, 0:58 min

Ben Rivers, The Big Sink, 1993, 12:49 min

Anna K.E., Gloss of a Forehead, 2011, 9:33 min

Jeremy Shaw, 7 Minutes, 1995/2002, 5:28 min

Gregory Kalliche, Plate, 2012, 2:04 min

Viktor Timofeev, Continuum, 2017, 7:57 min

Monica Mirabile: Film Stills, 2006, 2:36 min

Joey Frank, Cock Tale, 1996, 3:32 min

John Smith, Triangles, 1972, 3:00 min

Marianna Simnett, Mother, 2006, 1:09 min

Diego Marcon, TINPO, 2006, 1:56 min

John Henderson, Cleanings, 2010, 3:15 min

Jacolby Satterwhite, Model It, 2009, 6:28 min

Riley Hooker, Ralph, 2011, 5:21 min

Rachel Rossin, Think about the Future, 2012, 2:00 min

Henry Gunderson, Spin Cycle, 2009, 9:37 min

Francis Upritchard, SAVE YOURSELF, 2003, 11:00 min

Vijay Masharani, American Veej, 2016, 3:02 min

Korakrit Arunanondchai, 2556, 2013, 21:09 min

Florian Meisenberg, The Anti-Prophet, in Love of Cioran, 2008, 8:04 min


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