WHY TALK TO ANIMALS.
A Trilogy by Mobile Academy Berlin



Signet: Pierre Becker, Ta-Trung, Berlin

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>> Context

May 2015
>> PART1: CONFERENCE
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EXPERTS
>> ABSTRACTS

September 2015
>> PART2: THE SHOOTING
>> LINE UP IN THE ARENA
>> COUPLES IN THE ARENA
>> SCIENTISTS IN THE LABORATORY
>> FILM & RADIO
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VIDEO DOCUMENTATION (excerpt)

December 2015 / February 2016
>> Part3: The Product

 

 

 

WHY TALK TO ANIMALS.

PART 2:
The Shooting

FILM PROGRAM & PREVIEW

A selection of artist short films and videos, from the 1960s to the present, that documents a fascination for adorable dogs, cute cats, luminescent moths, dirty pigs and other arresting animals and insects, whether living or dead. These narrative, documentary and avant-garde works turn to the animal world for aesthetic innovation, allegorical storytelling and perceptual experimentation, a.o.: Stan Brakhage, Guillaume Cailleau, Ewa Einhorn/Jeuno Je Kim, NEOZOON, Jean Painlevé, Chen Sheinberg, Ken Wardrobe, Joyce Wieland, Wil-liam Wegman, and Pavel Wojtasik, curated by Susanne Sachsse.

The most successful animal scenes from films by Robert Besson, Stan Brackage, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack John Cassavetes, Denis Côté, George Cukor, David Cronenberg, Birgit Hein, Jean Luc Godard, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Birgit Hein, Peter Greenaway, Werner Herzog, Peter Jackson, Georg Kuchar, John Landis, Curt McDowell, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Nicolas Philiberts, Nagisa Oshima, Volker Schlöndorf, Jacques Tourneur, Lars von Trier, and Thierry Zeno are presented with audio commentaries by different researchers and theorists.

The film “Staying with the Trouble” about the work of Donna Haraway will have its worldwide preview in Pilsen, with a 25 minute excerpt. This film is a collaboration between Fabrizio Terranova and Irina Guimbretière and portrays the famous American theorist who repeatedly caused havoc in academia, particularly in the fields of social sciences and philosophy. The film shows thinking in motion, interwoven stories, archive footage, science fiction companion species from Youtube and joyful talks in her garden and the Californian forest.

THE RADIO

Channel 1 Moderator
Channel 2 Laboratory
Channel 3 Translation
Channel 4 Cinema

Channel 5 Monitor A, English
Channel 6 Monitor B, English
Channel 7 Monitor C, Czech
Channel 8 Monitor D English
Channel 9 Sex & Death
Channel 10 Consultation