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“transmediale festival 2018: face value”

HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT, Berlin

Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, Finding Fanon (Part Three), 2016.
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Patrick J. Reed

To my left the casual love of mismatched hearts is expiring. The American woman says, “you’re sad,” and the Frenchman nods. She tells him to calm down. It is breathtakingly awkward. They resign themselves to stillness until a grinding electronic drone heralds their graceless end. She makes a break for... continue reading
“2 or 3 Tigers”

HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT, Berlin

Minouk Lim, S.O.S.-Adoptive Dissensus, 2009.
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Ana Teixeira Pinto

Though at present the concept of “media” is almost wholly equated with communication technologies, throughout the modern period this notion extended beyond the technological field, to include aesthetic and spiritual registers. In the late nineteenth century, a medium was someone with the alleged ability to act as a psychic conduit... continue reading
Berlin Documentary Forum 3

HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT, Berlin

Rabih Mroué, Riding on a Cloud, 2014.
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Ana Teixeira Pinto

At times, history is anachronistic. Documentary practices define a film genre that existed before the invention of film. In a sense, the documentary impulse was what made film possible in the first place: workers leaving the factory, the rustling of leaves, a train entering the station, or a street scene... continue reading

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