Monday Night — 01.19.04 — A-Clip Screening + Discussion at 16Beaver

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Monday Night — 01.19.04 — A-Clip Screening + Discussion at 16Beaver
1. About this Monday
2. About A-Clip
1. About this Monday
What: A-Clip Screening + Discussion
(with Martin Ebner, Ariane Mueller, Ulrike Mueller and curator Craig Buckley)
When: Monday 7pm
Where: 16Beaver Street, 5th Floor
Who: All are invited
As the third installment of a series of screenings, talks and workshops in conjunction with the exhibition Adaptations curated by at apexart, (January 7 – February 7, 2003) Martin Ebner (Berlin), Ariane Mueller (Berlin), and Ulrike Mueller (New York) of the film collective A-Clip, will present the New York premiere of their third issue along with selected material from the previous two series. The screening will be followed by a discussion regarding A-Clip’s current practice and the collective’s origins in debates surrounding gentrification and urban politics in Berlin.
Please stick around afterwards for drinks at 16beaver.
With the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.
Adaptations is curated by Craig Buckley
2. About A-Clip
The A-Clip project is based on the idea that the attention of the spectators in the cinema can be used as a site for subjective political and artistic expression. The semi dark room before the feature film starts is a communicative and discursive social space
For this its third series, A-Clip presents short hello and long good-bye, 55 very different films, which in their broadest definition deal with states of insecurity, including war, economic and existential crises. However, rather than presenting apocalyptic scenarios, these films point toward individual and collective degrees of freedom through cinematic means.
A-Clip plays with the aesthetics of cinema commercials, which are reproduced, satirized or subverted. Each of them has a length of approximately 50 seconds and will be shown on 35mm film among the commercials at movie theatres, with the illicit co-operation of the projectionists and management of individual cinemas.
Among the advertisements for lifestyles products cinemagoers are surprised by short movies that contain critical messages and disrupts the linear narratives of the commercials that surround them. Each film comments on aspects of urban life from its own thought-provoking and subjective perspective.
Made up of groups of artists, architects and urban theorists, A-Clip is situated somewhere between artistic statement, collective practice, and political editing. In 2003 A-Clip is distributing films simultaneous in 3 countries, Germany, Britain and America.