The Blast of the Possible (Möglichkeitsraum)
"The Life of a Film Archive" with Angela Melitopoulos and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus
Video artist Angela Melitopoulos, whose artistic works have examined the possibilities of the moving image in relation to the working of memory and conceptions of history, presents “Möglichkeitsraum“ (The Blast of the Possible), a temporary set designed as an extended post-production studio. Here the montage of video and film archives, belonging to the history of activist media, becomes a performative live process. Three curators / archivists engage in a dialogue with the artist while presenting their archives and research.
The Life of a Film Archive with Stefanie Schulte Strathaus
The Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art works on establishing new relations between the conservation and actualization of a film archive. Curator Stefanie Schulte Strathaus presents the idea of a “living” film archive in a selection of feminist and queer films from three historic cinematic events at the Arsenal.