From today's announcement: "37 works by artists, filmmakers, theorists and musicians from 20 different countries comprise this year’s compact and focused Forum Expanded program, taking in exhibitions, film programs, discussions and performances that place an emphasis on aesthetic explorations of the global and individual dimensions of current crises. The program explores the extent to which the radical and avant-garde ideas of the past are still relevant today and seeks to redefine the role of contemporary cinema."
Some of the highlights:
- Luke Fowler's film All Divided Selves "explores the work of psychiatrist and guru of the anti-psychiatry movement RD Laing." Image above.
- Two programs by Harun Farocki and Constanze Ruhm/Angela Melitopoulos look to explore how cinema functions as a historical space for the present and provide insight into the large-scale Living Archive – Archive Work as a Contemporary Artistic and Curatorial Practice project."
- Avi Mograbi "returns to Berlin as a musician and will be performing with his four-person band."
- "The Last Days of British Honduras by Catherine Sullivan and Farhad Sharmini, an adaptation of the play of the same name by Ronald Tavel, is a cinematic adventure of the absurd. "
- Also featured will be work by Elle Flanders/Tamira Sawatzky, Yazan Khalili, Anne Quirynen, Deimantas Narkevičius, Isabell Spengler, Isabelle Prim, Eva Heldmann, Laure Prouvost and Ahmad Ghossein.
A second announcement with a full list of participants is forthcoming.