Panel: Das Andere Kino: Zur Zukunft eines Kulturortes
Alice Agneskirchner (screenwriter and director), Malte Hagener (professor of media studies, University of Marburg), Daniel Moersener (film scholar, author and director), Heide Schlüpmann (film scholar, author, curator)
Host: Sarah Adam (Kuratorin)
We live in the age of the image, and even more so: the moving image. Film has become a carrier of knowledge and a way of life. But the importance of cinema as an original place of reception for the film experience is dwindling. This has social consequences: The crisis of the cinema is also a crisis of public space. As a place of gathering and discussion, cultural-critical moderation and joint reflection, this is of great importance for a democratic (urban) society. Without social spaces of discourse and collective experiences, it is in danger of losing its foundation. Therefore, a comprehensive reinterpretation of the cultural space of cinema is needed. This panel will discuss how this reinterpretation can look like and succeed.
This panel will also be broadcast online:
11. May 2022
15:00 h, Cantate-Saal – Volksbühne Im Großen Hirschgraben
Frankfurt-born director Max Linz is a regular at LICHTER. He studied film studies and philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin and Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III, then film directing at DFFB. From 2019 to 2021, Linz was a visiting professor at the UdK Berlin. His thematic focuses included "From anti-theater to equipment film: stage spaces between off-theater and independent cinema" and "The theater as the new cinema: live film and/as stage design." L'état et moi is part of the series "What's going on in German film?" at the 15th Lichter Filmfest.
Born and raised in Munich, Alice Agneskirchner studied political science, theater studies, German and comparative folklore at the Ludwig Maximilian University and was an assistant director at the Landestheater Salzburg. In 1989 she began studying directing at the Konrad Wolf Academy of Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg, graduating in 1995. This was followed by freelance work as a writer, director, producer for documentaries of various lengths and genres, as well as cross-over projects with feature film elements, and from 2003 - 2007 a teaching appointment at the Film Academy Ludwigsburg. Alice Agneskirchner is a member of the German Film Academy and the German Television Academy. She is a multiple Grimme Award winner among others in 2020 for "Wie HOLOCOAUST ins Fernsehen kam" (script + direction), as well as in 2011 for the collaborative project "Geschlossene Gesellschaft 2009".
Malte Hagener is Professor of Media Studies with a focus on the history, aesthetics, and theory of film at Philipps-Universität Marburg. Main research interests: Film and media history, film theory, media education. Publications as author Filmtheorie zur Einführung (with Thomas Elsaesser), Hamburg: Junius 2007; Moving Forward, Looking Back. The European Avantgarde and the Invention of Film Culture, 1919-1939, Amsterdam University Press 2007. Head of the Volkswagen project "DiCi-Hub - A Research Hub for Digital Film Studies" (2021-2026), the DFG project "media/rep/plus/ - Expansion of the Open Access Repository for Media Studies" (2021-2024), applicant (Principal Investigator) to the DFG Research Training Group "Configurations of Film" (2017-2021), applicant and co-spokesperson to the consortium "NFDI4Culture. Consortium for Research Data on Material and Immaterial Cultural Heritage" (2020-25).
Daniel Moersener, born in 1992, studied film studies and philosophy at the Free University of Berlin. His research focuses on the affinity between cultural criticism and mass culture, classical and post-classical Hollywood film, and political cinema. He lives and writes in Berlin as a writer for daily and weekly newspapers such as taz, Zeit, and jungle world. He is also a doctoral candidate in film studies, working on his dissertation on the political film aesthetics of critical theory with Winfried Pauleit at the University of Bremen. The rest of the time he is active as a filmmaker.
Sarah Adam works as a freelance curator and consultant for film festivals, cinemas and cultural institutes. Her content focus is on documentary formats, experimental works, short films and audiovisual media in public space. She was director of dokumentART, Neubrandenburg, is a commission member for the selection of the German Competition at the 68th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and works for the Kinemathek Hamburg, the Short Film Festival Hamburg and the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, among others. Sarah Adam is a board member of the main association Cinephilie, founder of the Arab Filmclub Hamburg, co-operator of the collectively organized "B-Movie Kino" Hamburg and member of "A Wall is a Screen".
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