Kino B: Contemporary Cinema by Berlin-based Artists


(2011, 3-channel installation on single-channel video, color, sound, 19:44)

NOTEBOOKS ON DISLOCATION approaches the complexity of the contemporary city through different perspectives, methods, stories and optics. FRAGMENT I is conceptualized as an audiovisual travelogue and assemblage of urban experiences, mnemonic itineraries, notebook entries, and philosophical speculations. Where can we find traces of structural change, signs of life and possibilities of resistance within the 'new urban fabric?' How can we think of another city, another spatiality (anthropological, poetic,…) that "slips into the clear text of the planned and readable city" (de Certeau)?

(Notebooks on Dislocation is in its original version a synchronized three-channel video installation.)

Michael Poetschko explores narratives of living/working/traveling/resisting within post-fordist and transnational realities, working with experimental forms of filmmaking, photography and writing. Michael studied Fine Art, Film/Video, Cultural Studies and Political Philosophy in Vienna, London and Berlin. He is co-founder of the art and research platform d/v.

Curated by Caroline Koebel for Aurora Picture Show         (Kino B program)