Special screenings. Anna Sanders Films is the name of a film production company based in Paris, founded in 1997 by Charles de Meaux, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno. It has blazed a trail for a new breed of cinema oscillating between document and fiction, between reality and memory, between time and its image.
Special screenings: Anna Sanders Film Tour
July 14 and 15, 2005, 9 pm
KW Institute for Contemporary Art will host Anna Sanders Film Tour. Anna Sanders Films is the name of a film production company based in Paris, founded in 1997 by Charles de Meaux, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno. Anna Sanders Films has blazed a trail for a new breed of cinema oscillating between document and fiction, between reality and memory, between time and its image. The program comprises of screenings of almost all the films ever produced by Anna Sanders. The screenings will be presented by the curators of the ASF programme and the authors of the book 'Anna Sanders Films. The In-Between' - Mathieu Copeland and Agnieszka Kurant.
"Anna Sanders is at the forefront of the current convergence of visual art and cinema. Her films, hovering in an in-between - in between cinemas, landscapes, dreams and economies - share a general fascination with exploring our world, and its relationship with personal narratives. Constantly oscillating between reality and fiction, document and subjective memory, mental and visual image, off-screen and on screen, these films present themselves as footnotes on the margins of reality and of the film history. Combining stunning, often sensual, imagery with constant questioning of the cinema, the films of Anna Sanders retain a cool distance from their subjects creating a space for the viewer to become immersed in the beauty of images and their meaning. The central question for the authors becomes a desire to portrait a landscape as one would make the portrait of a person, in other words, trying to discover how to tell the world nowadays.
The films of ASF involve the beholders in the creation of the depicted places absent from themselves and make them constitute the ultimate status of the images by regarding them as fiction, document or reality; present, past or future. They allow us to constantly participate in the image. Anna Sanders is the name of a character in a film currently being written. It is a dream about the future which has already happened."
July 14, 2005, 9 pm, KW hall
Liam Gillick, Anna Sanders Film Ident, 35mm
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Riyo, 1999, 35mm, and Central, 2001, 35mm
Charles de Meaux, You Should be the next Astronaut, 2004, 35mm
Pierre Huyghe, The Third Memory, 2000, DVD.
Philippe Parreno, Boy from Mars, 2003, 35 mm
Charles de Meaux, Shimkent Hotel, 2002. 35mm
July 15, 2005, 9 pm, KW hall
Presentation of Anna Sanders Films by Agnieszka Kurant.
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Plages, 2001, 35mm, and Atomic Park, 2003, 35mm
Pierre Huyghe, Block Party, 2002, 35 mm.
Charles de Meaux & Philippe Parreno, Le Pont du Trieur, 1999, 35mm,
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Blissfully Yours, 2002, 35mm.
All films will be screened with German subtitles.
With kind support from the French Embassy in Berlin and Arcotel Velvet Berlin.
Le pont du trieur - 2000
A film by Charles de Meaux and Philippe Parreno
KW Institute for Contemporary Art