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Winter Term 2018/19


vergangene Veranstaltungen einblenden

FILM SCREENING

Home Movie Come Back - Amateur films yesterday and today

Looking for Larisa

Thu, 10/11 7.00 pm

Location
Film museum Potsdam
Breite Straße 1A,
14467 Potsdam



EVENT NOTE

Didactics of Digital Playing

Kick-off Event

Tue, 10/16 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Location
University Potsdam
House 1.09 / Room: 1.09.1.02
Am neuen Palais
14469 Potsdam



FILM SCREENING

Home Movie Come Back - Amateur films yesterday and today

family cinema

Wed, 10/17 7.00 pm

Location
Film museum Potsdam
Breite Str. 1a
14467 Potsdam



FILM SCREENING

Home Movie Come Back - Amateur films yesterday and today

Ungarn privat: Free Fall

Thu, 10/18 6.00 pm

Location
Filmmuseum Potsdam
Breite Str. 1a
14467 Potsdam



FILM SCREENING

Home Movie Come Back - Amateur films yesterday and today

I for India

Thu, 10/18 8.00 pm

Location
Film museum Potsdam
Breite Str. 1a
14467 Potsdam



CONFERENCE

Information+ 2018

International Conference on Information Design and Data Visualization in Potsdam

10/19 – 21

Location
Fachhochschule Potsdam,
Hauptgebäude,
Kiepenheuerallee 5,
14469 Potsdam


The Information+ conference brings together researchers and practitioners in information design and visualization to discuss common questions and current challenges in these rapidly changing fields. Through a historic exhibition, a diverse program of lectures and hands-on workshops, the international conference provides a comprehensive overview of the past, present and future of these disciplines. Unlike discipline-specific gatherings, Information+ 2018 seeks to foster productive exchanges amongst the variety of people involved in the theories, practices, and pedagogies of analyzing and communicating information.

Information+ 2018 includes a workshop day (19 Oct), a two-day conference (20–21 Oct) and an exhibition of historic information design (19 Oct–14.Dec). 250 participants from research and practice are expected. The contributions are also aimed at experts in the media, creative industry, technology sector and cultural sector. The program committee is composed of 52 renowned experts from 11 countries. The 149 submissions underwent a peer review process.

The conference program is framed by keynotes given by Sandra Rendgen (independent art historian and author), Ron Morrison (University of Southern California), Fernanda Viégas & Martin Wattenberg (Google PAIR) and Reuben Fischer-Baum & Chiqui Esteban (The Washington Post). On the day before the conference, participants can engage in hands-on and critical workshops that focus on data preparation or data traces, invite them to tell stories, go on data walks through Potsdam or dive into digitized cultural collections. The exhibition “Image Factories. Infographics 1920-1945,” in collaboration with the German Museum of Books and Writing of the German National Library, presents the works of Otto and Marie Neurath and Fritz Kahn as historic predecessors of information visualization.

The Information+ conference takes place biennially and is being held from 19 to 21 October 2018 at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (FH Potsdam), which was the first university to offer a study program in interface design in Germany. It has since gained international reputation for their design-oriented information visualization research.

This year's conference is organized by Marian Dörk (FH Potsdam) and Isabel Meirelles (OCAD University), with special support from the Urban Complexity Lab at FH Potsdam. The team is keen to expand the links between the informatics and design 'camps' of visualization research and to foster the exchange between theory and practice. Prof. Meirelles is involved in building a bridge between the first conference in Vancouver (June 2016) and the sequel in Potsdam. An important addition this year is a needs-based diversity scholarship program aimed at increasing the participation of traditionally underrepresented or historically marginalized groups.

Twitter:@InfoPlusConf #infoplus2018


FILM SCREENING

Home Movie Come Back - Amateur films yesterday and today

Unbox your memories - show your movie treasures

Sat, 10/20 10.00 am

Location
Film museum Potsdam
Breite Str. 1a
14467 Potsdam


Admission is free!



FILM SCREENING

Home Movie Come Back - Amateur films yesterday and today

How we live - Messages to the family

Wed, 10/24 7.00 pm

Location
Film museum Potsdam
Breite Str. 1a
14467 Potsdam


Small films make great cinema. Accompanying the current foyer exhibition of the Filmmuseum Potsdam, selected feature-length documentaries and essay films will be shown, consisting mainly of amateur and private film shots or focusing on the theme of "Home Movies". In addition to pioneering works for television and cinema or renowned genre classics, more recent works will also be screened. Celebrated at international festivals, they have so far hardly been seen in German cinemas. Be curious to see films that take a different look at everyday life and history through the use of private images.

The Film Screenings was curated by Ralf Forster and Oliver Hanley with the participation of students of the Film Heritage Master's Programme of the Film University Babelsberg and supported by the ZeM. It accompanies the first "Home Movie Day" on 20 October 2018 in Brandenburg.

How we live - Messages to the family

Gustav Deutsch


Presented in a largely unadulterated form So live we - messages to the family amateur film shootings, which the Austrian filmmaker and artist Gustav Deutsch has selected after painstaking archive research in Amsterdam, Bologna, Manchester and Vienna. As with historical home cinema, he comments on the films himself. Deutsch uncovers the stories hidden behind the private shots - and adds his own contemporary story: the journey with a Moroccan friend to his roots in Figuig in southeastern Morocco. Old film images in black and white and color meet modern Skype and smartphone videos. The result is a three-layered journey through time and the world, which at the same time is a journey through the media development of private film.
In the presence of Gustav Deutsch.


FILM SCREENING

Home Movie Come Back - Amateur films yesterday and today

Life in a Day - One Day on our Earth

Thu, 10/25 7.00 pm

Location
Film museum Potsdam
Breite Str. 1a
14467 Potsdam



CONFERENCE

„Du hast keine Chance, aber nutze sie“. The multimedia work of Herbert Achternbusch

11/8 – 10

Conference Venues
ZeM – Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies
Hermann-Elflein-Straße 18
14467 Potsdam

Science Floor at the Bildungsforum Potsdam
Am Kanal 47
14467 Potsdam

Film museum Potsdam
Breite Straße 1a
Potsdam


The extensive work of the theatre author, painter and filmmaker Herbert Achternbusch is anything but a Bavarian regional phenomenon. His theatre plays and films deals with anarchistic humour, pointed satire and grotesque comedy, but also with elementary themes of the present in lyrical, highly poetic images: loss of identity and language, intra-family exploitation and social alienation, with failing metaphysical-religious counter-projects and with homeland and exoticism. The spectrum of his frahling methods ranges from the documentary to the surreal.
The international and interdisciplinary conference explores the formal and content-related relationships between Achternbusch's film, theatre and book productions, taking genuinely artistic aspects into account.

Program


Thursday, November 8, 2018

moderation: Claus-Michael Ort


Science Floor at the Bildungsforum Potsdam
(Room Vollmer)


14:00 p.m. Greetings and conference kick-off

Ursula von Keitz (Potsdam),
Hans-Edwin Friedrich (Kiel),
Claus-Michael Ort (Kiel):


14:30 p.m.

Josef Früchtl (Amsterdam): »Du hast keine Chance, aber nutze sie!« Eine philosophische Kulturgeschichte bayerischen Eigensinns


15:15 p.m.

Lutz Hagestedt (Rostock): »Endgültig unvollkommen«. Achternbuschs unkonventionelle Vorstellungen vom Büchermachen


16:00 p.m.

Pause


SECTION 1: TRADITION, AVANT-GARDE, SUBVERSION


16:30 p.m.

Susanne Marschall (Tübingen): Achternbusch malt – eine dichte Bild-Betrachtung


17:15 p.m.

Uwe Schütte (Birmingham): Herbert Achternbuschs »wilde Ästhetik«


18:00 p.m.

Andreas Englhart (München): Avantgarde oder dramatische Tradition? Herbert Achternbuschs Theaterstücke


19:30 p.m.

Dinner: Genusswerkstatt im Filmuseum, Breite Strasse 1a


Friday, November 9, 2018

moderation: Ursula von Keitz and Hans-Edwin Friedrich


Wissenschaftsetage im Bildungsforum Potsdam
(Room Vollmer)


09:00 p.m.

Jörg Helbig und Angela Fabris (Klagenfurt): Subversion und Religion: Herbert Achternbusch und Pier Paolo Pasolini


10:00 p.m.

Ivo Ritzer (Bayreuth): Im Reich der Zeichen: Achternbusch sieht Kurosawa


10:45 p.m.

Pause


SECTION 2: FUNCTIONS OF SELF-REFLEXIVITY


11:00 p.m.

Andreas Rauscher (Siegen): »I know the Way to the Meta-Ebene« – Selbstreflexivität als künstlerische Subversion


11:45 p.m.

Moira Paleari (Milano): Das Erzählwerk von Herbert Achternbusch zwischen Kunst- und Selbstreferenz


12:30 p.m.

Lunch: Restaurant Schmiede 9, Neuer Markt 9


14:30 p.m.

Sabine Kyora (Oldenburg): Intermediale Kombinationen: Foto-Text-Verknüpfungen als Elemente autofiktionaler Inszenierung


SECTION 3: FOREIGN ('EXOTIC') VERSUS OWN ('HOMELAND')


15:15 p.m.

Angela Krewani (Marburg): Exotismus und Heimat: Zur Hybridisierung zweier Begriffe


16:00 p.m.

Pause


16:15 p.m.

Robert Stockhammer (München): »Und dieses neumodische Gejammere nach Heimat«. (Z)Erschreibungen von Heimat bei Herbert Achternbusch


SECTION 4: RELIGION, THEOLOGY, MYTHOLOGY


17:00 p.m.

Manfred Loimeier (Heidelberg): Philemon und Baucis. Ovids »Metamorphosen« als Wegweiser durch die Wandlungen in Herbert Achternbuschs Werk


19:30 p.m.

Dinner: Ristorante Casa Toscana, Charlottenstraße 83


Saturday, November 10, 2018

moderation: Ursula von Keitz and Claus-Michael Ort


Film museum Potsdam, movie theatre


09:00 p.m.

Clemens Pornschlegel (München): Achternbusch als Hyperchrist. Zur Frage der politischen Theologie in »Das Gespenst« (1982)


09:45 p.m.

Marcus Stiglegger (Berlin): Ein Bayrischer Kreuzgang. Die Kontroverse um »Das Gespenst« (1982)


10:30 p.m.

Pause


10:45 p.m.

Film screening: Die Föhnforscher. BRD 1984/85.
Buch, Regie, Produktion: Herbert Achternbusch;
Kamera: Adam Olech, Stefano Guidi; mit H.A.,
Gabi Geist, Franz Baumgartner, Annamirl Bierbichler,
Sigrid Geerken, Helga Frank, Judith Achternbusch,
Kazuko Watanabe, Alois Hitzenbichler,
Hartmut Geerken (133 Minuten).


13:00 p.m.

Lunch at the Film Museum Potsdam Foyer


Change of location to ZeM – Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaft


14:15 p.m.

Judith Ellenbürger (Hamburg): Seelenbilder: Metaphern der Meditation im filmischen Werk von Herbert Achternbusch


SECTION 5: HISTORY, POLITICS, ECONOMY


15:00 p.m.

Martin Schierbaum (Bremen): »So eine Hineinphantasiererei muß immer mit unserer Wirklichkeit zu tun haben, denn gibt es eine andere?« – Kulturelles Wissen und Intermedialität in Herbert Achternbuschs »Heilt Hitler!« (1986) und »DOGTOWN Munich« (UA 2017)


15:45 p.m.

Willem Strank (Kiel): Warten auf Schrödingers Baugenehmigung – Grenzerfahrungen des Kapitalismus in »Mix Wix« (1989)


16:30 p.m.

Pause


16:45 p.m.

Final discussion and conclusion


FILM SCREENING

The Trial of Superdebthunterbot

Wed, 11/14 7.00 pm

Location
Film museum Potsdam
Breite Straße 1A,
14467 Potsdam


The experimental film The Trial of Superdebthunterbot deals with ethical problems and liability issues regarding the increasing and often invisible computer-aided automation of our lives. He creates a fictitious scenario in which a debt collection company programs an algorithm called "Superdebthunterbot" in order to reduce the number of defaulting borrowers: Potential customers are to be targeted on the basis of Big Data by placing job offers on pages they often visit. As a result of the algorithm's actions, however, five people die and a court case is opened in which the "intelligent" algorithm is accused. The question is raised as to who is accountable for self-learning software agents.
In the presence of Helen Knowles

In cooperation with the Research College "SENSING: On the Knowledge of Sensitive Media" at the Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies - ZeM


WORKSHOP

Sergej Eisenstein and the Game of Objects

11/22 – 24 12.00 am – 12.00 am

location
WIS – Wissenschaftsetage Am Kanal 47
14467 Potsdam

rooms: 4-24a Volmer and 4-24b Sürig.


In the year which marks both the 120th anniversary of Sergej Eisenstein’s birth and the 70th anniversary of his death, the Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies (ZeM) and the DFG research group “Cinepoetics – Poetologien audiovisueller Bilder” are jointly organising a workshop that will take place in Potsdam from the 22th to 24th November 2018.

Eisenstein's essay “On the Game of Objects” [ИГРА ПРЕДМЕТОВ] (1925) serves as the thematic point of departure for the workshop: In his text, Eisenstein outlines the idea of transferring the task of emotionally arousing the audience from the actor to “inanimate objects” in order to achieve a “play of objects” and in turn a “purely cinematic process”; one which “is not accessible to the form of theatre which does not go beyond the play with objects”. This process is synonymous with the step from an “enthusiasm for objects” for their own sake to the cinematic modelling of the figurative as “attraction material” for the purpose of generating affect. Following Eisenstein’s reflections, the workshop will deal with the function of inanimate objects in his films and determine their significance in Eisenstein’s thinking compared to other theoretical models of the 1920s and 1930s (Balázs, Dulac, Eisenstein, Epstein, Moholy-Nagy, Vertov, etc.).

The workshop has arisen as a result of the project “Eisenstein's House”, in which Eisenstein’s objects also play a central role: Following Eisenstein’s death, his widow Pera Atasheva rescued the filmmaker’s estate from his apartment before Stalin could confiscate it. By roundabout means, she managed to locate most of her deceased husband’s property in a tiny three-room apartment in central Moscow, where she attempted to reconstruct the original arrangement of the items before they had been removed from their previous location, Eisenstein’s last apartment. Thus the “Eisenstein Cabinet” was created; a home to, among other things, Eisenstein’s library, his manuscripts and writings on films, memorabilia from film shoots, his collection of toy figurines and numerous autographs.

Over the decades, Naum Kleiman has turned the apartment into a centre for research and exchange on Eisenstein. However, the apartment is now to be abandoned following the politically motivated dismantling of the Moscow Film Museum, of which the Eisenstein Cabinet was officially a part. The new museum management plans to transfer the objects from the Cabinet to the new building of the Moscow museum, currently still under construction. The future of the collection remains unclear.

In January 2018, a group of scholars, filmmakers and IT specialists led by Naum Kleiman and Tatiana Brandrup undertook a means to compensate for the impending loss of this lively hub for Eisenstein-related research and artistic reflection by developing an internationally oriented online platform. As had been the case with the Eisenstein Cabinet, Eisenstein’s apartment is going to be reconstructed; this time virtually. The platform shall serve as a tool for research; a means of visualizing the connection between Eisenstein’s artistic and theoretical thoughtpatterns, among other things. A virtual library and media library, blog and online journal will provide access to the current state of the art of Eisenstein-related research. Most of all, however, visitors will be able to experience the world of Sergei Eisenstein through objects from his estate. The project presentation will focus on a series of preliminary narratives from the platform, which revolve around the first International Congress of Independent Film in La Sarraz, Switzerland, in 1929.

If you have any questions concerning the workshop, please contact Ms. Kiss by email at the following address:
a.kiss@filmuniversitaet.de


ORGANIZERS

Anna Luise Kiss (Film University Babelsberg / ZeM)
Naum Kleiman (Eisenstein Foundation, Moscow)
Thomas Schick (Film University Babelsberg / ZeM)
Michael Wedel (Film University Babelsberg / ZeM / Cinepoetics).


Conference

Potsdam Media Conference

Public for Europe! Media change, freedom of the press and media policy

11/30 – 12/1

Locations
Landtag Brandenburg
Alter Markt 1
14467 Potsdam


Schinkelhalle
Schiffbauergasse 4A
14467 Potsdam


The world of media is changing rapidly. Economic pressure, digital change, populist campaigns, the exercise of political power and a digitally supported disintegration into communicative parallel worlds - all these are factors that feed the current structural change of media audiences. Democratic societies are fundamentally affected by this change.

Because an open society needs public space. It is the place of encounter and exchange, participation and democratic self-determination. An important prerequisite for this is an independent, polyphonic and quality-assured media landscape and a discursive digital space.

At the "Public for Europe" conference, we talk about the pressure which the public media are under today. And about how they can be secured and strengthened for a democratic public in the future. We are organising an exchange and a European meeting on these issues, and not just between experts. The issue concerns us all.

Program


FRIDAY, November 30, 2018

Landtag Brandenburg
Alter Markt 1
14467 Potsdam


19:00 pm

Media for democracy!
What threatens media public spaces, what strengthens them?

moderation: Harald Asel, rbb 24, Inforadio Forum


SATURDAY, Dezember 01, 2018

Schinkelhalle
Schiffbauergasse 4A
14467 Potsdam


09:45 am - 17:15 pm

Public for Europe! Media change, freedom of the press and media policy


With:
Christian Mihr, Reporters without borders
Radio Słubfurt
Barbara Thomaß, Media and communication scientist, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Tabea Rößner MdB, Bundestag faction Bündnis 90/ The Greens
Christoph Singelnstein, rbb Editor-in-Chief / Deputy Programme Director
Dorota Głowacka, Panoptykon Foundation, Warszawa
Florian Eder, Editor-in-Chief politico Europa
Agata Szczęśniak, Oko.press Polen
Harald Schumann, investigate-europe.eu, Tagesspiegel
Roger de Weck, Publicist and General Manager SRG SSR (Schweiz) a.D.
Markus Nievelstein, ARTE Germany
republik.ch
u.a


For the program as PDF here



Event note

Re-Constructing Performance Art

On the Interplay of the Archival and the Curatorial

Sat, 12/1 2.15 pm – 3.00 pm

Barbara Clausen, Universität Montreal/ZeM

Location
Freie Universität Berlin
Silberlaube (groundfloor)
Seminarzentrum L115
Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26
14195 Berlin-Dahlem


Barbara Clausen will discuss how art historical image, text, and soundbased documentary materials and the various archives that house
them have become a source of infinite knowledge and inspiration for artists, curators, and historians.

More information about the lecture and the event can be found at the following Link.


WORKSHOP

From the Logic of Sense to Affective Investments in Politics: Nonsensing and Film Perception as maintenances

Wed, 12/5 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm

Drehli Robnik

LOCATION
ZeM – Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften
Hermann-Elflein-Straße 18
14467 Potsdam


For the participation a registration is necessary.


Drehli Robnik ist Theoretiker in Sachen Film & Politik, Nebenerwerbsessayist, Gelegenheitskritiker, musikbasierter Teilzeit-Edutainer. "Lebt" in Wien-Erdberg. Arbeiten zur Wahrnehmung politischer und sozialer Machtverhältnisse/Subjektivierungen in öffentlichen Inszenierungen (insbes. Film/Kino, Popmusik, Public History). Doktorat Uni Amsterdam (2007). Er ist Herausgeber u.a. der Film-Schriften von Siegfried Mattl (2016). Jüngste Monografien: Film ohne Grund. Filmtheorie, Postpolitik und Dissens bei Jacques Rancière (2010), Kontrollhorrorkino: Gegenwartsfilme zum prekären Regieren (2015) und DemoKRACy: Siegfried Kracauers Politik*Film*Theorie (erscheint 2019).
Mehr Informationen über Drehli Robnik finden Sie hier.

Vorbereitende Lektüre
Gilles Deleuze: Logik des Sinns. [1969] Frankfurt/M. 1993 – Kap. 2, 5, 11, 22, 23 (bzw. Auswahl daraus)
Gilles Deleuze: Das Bewegungs-Bild. Kino 1. [1983] Frankfurt/M. 1989 – Kapitel 7 zum "Affektbild" und beliebigen Raum
Ernesto Laclau: On Populist Reason. New York, London 200, S. 113 unten bis 120 oben und S. 143 unten bis S. 156 oben
Oliver Marchart: Das unmögliche Objekt. Eine postfundamentalistische Theorie der Gesellschaft. Berlin 2013


WORKSHOP

Political Animals

Thu, 1/17 3.30 pm – 1.00 pm

WORKSHOP

Interdisciplinary cultural and technical research colloquium

Thu, 1/24 10.30 am – 5.00 pm

Location
ZeM – Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies
Hermann-Elflein-Straße 18
14467 Potsdam


At the latest since the breakthrough of digitalization, it has become apparent that cultural studies research is often closely connected with technical aspects or dispositions. The extent to which this is the case will be investigated in the colloquium on the basis of selected current studies. Among other things, the function of social media as a mass medium will be theoretically reflected upon, the possibilities and limits of digital university teaching will be discussed, and the role of traditional dances in modern China will be presented.


FILMDISKUSSION

Donna J. Haraway LIVE

Sat, 1/26 6.00 pm

Ort
Filmmuseum Potsdam
Breite Straße 1A
14467 Potsdam

Anlässlich der deutschen Übersetzung ihres aktuellen Buches »Unruhig bleiben. Die Verwandtschaft der Arten im Chthuluzän« zeigt das Filmmuseum den Film »Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival« von Regisseur Fabrizio Terranova.

Anschließend: Donna J. Haraway (per Skype) im Gespräch mit der Übersetzerin Karin Harrasser und Marie-Luise Angerer (ZeM)


Im Jahr 1985 proklamierte Donna J. Haraway Cyborgs als die neue Seinsweise des Menschen.
Nicht weniger provokant lautet ihr jetziges Motto: »Macht euch verwandt, nicht Babys!«. Damit reagiert die feministische Theoretikerin auf Debatten über das sogenannte Anthropozän, das den Menschen als Hauptakteur von Geschichte und Welt setzt. Haraway dagegen ruft das Zeitalter des Chthuluzän aus, um andere Lebewesen – Oktopusse, Spinnen oder Hunde – in den Fokus der Erzählung zu rücken. Und nicht nur das: Es sollen dabei neue Beziehungen entstehen, quer zu Vorstellungen biologischer Verwandtschaft.