Friday April 3, 2009 – 20h30
Maison Pop’, Montreuil
At the end of the Seventies and beginning of 80’s, experimental scenario writers west-Berliners resulting from the movement Alle Super Der Macht 8 (Super 8 Power!) invent a punk cinema in super 8, attacking itself in turn with American capitalism and Communism, with in backdrop the ridiculous partition of Germany of the time by the Berlin Wall.
This movement ignored in France thus gives birth to an imagery single, virtuoso and oneiric. A style; an attitude where is explored, in the middle of Berlin underground, poetic of the city, sometimes feverish, melancholic person or poisonous. Resulting from the Berliner avant-gardes and the culture of the clubs and the night, this cinema sumptuous and blazing Marie youth revolted with post-punk strident, the synthetic music and an air jazz, calling upon the experimental techniques (scraping, painting on film, assembly very rate/rhythm) which they transcend with vitality and freedom of creation. Of this bringing together between scenario writers, artists and musicians Berliner, is born alchemy very particular, favourable with all experiments visual, precursory of clip and seizing of manner acute energies of counter-culture, which makes these years, which are not however any more those of the revolutions moving, of the rebellious years.
by Gordon Matta-Clark (1976-2007, 15 min)
A selection resulting from the DVD, Berlin Super 80, panorama of the scene of avant-garde of Berlin of the end of the year 70 and 80, published by Monitorpop and distributed in France by Lowave.
Yana Yo – Sax (1983, 6′)
Markgraf & Wolkenstein – Craex Apart (1983, 5′)
Brand & Maschmann – And then ? (1981, 3′)
Christoph Doering – 3302- Taxi Film (1979, 14′)
Maye & Rendschmid – Without love there is no death (1980, 5′)
Walter Gramming – Hammer und Sichel (1978, 5′)
Hormel/Bühler– Money (Malaria Clip) (1982, 4′)
Notorische Reflexe – Fragment Video (1983, 12′)
Ika Schier – Wedding Night (1982, 4′)
Texts and curating : Aliocha Imhoff & Kantuta Quiros