NOW! (Extended).
*A Copy in Motion
*A show by participants of the lensbased class at UdK Berlin facilitated by Hito Steyerl

The show focusses on a legendary Third Cinema short film: Now! by Santiago Alvarez. Compiled in 1965 from borrowed news reel materials, Now! became known both as the first DIY music video and pirate agit prop clip. The show asks it´s relevance today, in a digital era in which images and sound have become ever more mobile, and ripping, remix and collective production have become common tools. Dealing with the archive becomes part of the production of the contemporary. The works revolve around the journey of the sounds and images used in Now! and project their trajectories into the future.
The show is part of the project “Living Archive” organised by ARSENAL.

Curators: Vincent Grunwald, Nina Wiesnagrotzki
funded by ARSENAL, Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Stiftung deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin

Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art is funded by: Der Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien

Installation views:

Mikk Madisson, Vincent Grunwald, Repression Megmix, single channel video, 2.30min, 2012

Boaz Levin, Vincent Grunwald, Audioguide. 2012.

Kornelia Kugler, Lena Siebertz, In Bed With. Installation 2012.

Left to right: Untitled, Paida Larsen; Animated, Alice Escher; Abolish Now, Hanna Bergfors, Now (before NOW), Bettina Mooshammer.

Gianluigi Scarpa, Archive Box, installation, 2012.

Gianluigi Scarpa, Archive Box, Nina Wiesnagrotzki, Now! (2012).

Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze, A Copy in Motion, single channel video, 1min 2012.

Photos by Leon Kahane.

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