Black Sun Cinema: White Noise
A film programme curated by Florian Wüst
in association with Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, and Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin
Saturday September 22nd 2012, 19h
TDC, Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St., Cork
Black Sun Cinema is partnering with Cork Film Centre this September 22nd to present a very special evening of experimental films from Berlin’s famous Arsenal archive. We are delighted to welcome Florian Wüst, Berlin-based artist and film curator, who programmed and will present this selection of works with the theme ‘White Noise’.
‘White Noise’ centres on legendary German underground film icons Wilhelm and Birgit Hein and gives Cork audiences the rare opportunity of seeing four of their films.
The programme as a whole reflects the deconstruction of cinema and television not only as a monolithic system of representation and a dream factory, but also as an instrument of corporate power and social control. Images of (human) disfigurement and the mysteries of childhood mix with the penetration of the senses on different levels. The combination of poetic collage, critical analysis, and radical abstraction intends to challenge the emotional as well as physical capacities of the audience. ‘White Noise’ also features works by internationally acclaimed artists and filmmakers: Thorsten Fleisch, Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller, Sharon Lockhart, Gunvor Nelson, Richard Serra & Carlota Fay Schoolman, and Wolf Vostell.
Where possible, films in this programme will be projected from 16mm film prints.