Matl Findel, Still from short film “Bonasolla,” 2004  

Matl Findel, Still from short film “Bonasolla,” 2004

 

The GLOW Series presents:

Matl Findel

“Film+Video”

Friday, October 22nd and Saturday, October 23rd
8 p.m.

Bar Z
Bergstrasse 2
Mitte, Berlin

A selection of short films and video projections by German former ex-filmmaker and artist Matl Findel will be on view at Berlin’s Z-Bar for two Autumn evenings. In the kino, it is a special opportunity to see the complete “Shruddle Poetry” videos made in collaboration with acclaimed poet Oswald Egger. The “shruddle” method, created by Findel, uses highly oscillating visual elements that, when adopted properly, the viewer “may perceive whatever holds the world together in its inmost folds.”

“Zaungäste – zza plotu” (English: “Onlookers”) is an 81-minute, experimental documentary made in collaboration with polish Director Leszek Dawid. “Zaungaste” creates a filmic dialogue in which Dawid observes life in Germany, while Findel observes Poland. The only rule they agreed upon is that the camera cannot move. Those 25 image pairs actually become a double mirror, in which you can view yourself through the eyes of the “other,” as well as seeing the other-ness in one’s own existence. That may sound complicated, but all you have to do is look.

The movie magazine “24″ called it: “absurd beautiful, insane complicate choreography.”

A selection of content developed for Findels’ “Stromgemälde” (English: “Screenting”), will be presented at three different channels throughout Z-Bar’s main seating area. Normally presented within framed screens, a Stromgemälde combines aspects of film and photography to create images that transcend the tag “new media” and become a painterly hybrid. Several official Stromgemälde will be presented next weekend at Sur La Montagne as part of “Haunted” at Torstrasse 174.

Short Film Schedule:

20: 30 Poetry shruddle with Oswald Egger 30 min
Short films by Matl (Mitte Mai, other shruddle shorts) 30 min

21:30 Zaungäste – zza plotu (experimental documentary) 81 min

23:00 Poetry shruddle with Oswald Egger 30 min
Short films by Matl (Mitte Mai, other shruddle shorts) 30 min

24:00 Zaungäste – zza plotu (experimental documentary) 81 min