Thursday, December 14, 2017, 2 pm
Artists’ Film International (AFI) 2017: Collaboration

Screenings at the n.b.k. Video-Forum on December 12 and 14, 2017,
and an artist talk with Adrian Paci on December 14, 2017


On Thursday, December 14, 2017, on the occasion of n.b.k. Video-Forum’s presentation of this year's program of Artists' Film International (AFI) there will be an artist talk with Adrian Paci in the exhibition space of n.b.k., moderated by Stefano Raimondi, curator of GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo.

In addition, Video-Forum at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) will showcase the AFI 2017 program titled
Collaboration on December 12 and 14. Artists' Film International is an initiative by the Whitechapel Gallery in London and presents works from the fields of film, video and animation on an annual theme, nominated by international partner organizations and screened in the respective art institutions. The participating institutions include: Whitechapel Gallery, London; n.b.k. Video Forum; GAMeC, Bergamo; Ballroom Marfa, Texas; Belgrade Cultural Centre; Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Istanbul Modern; Project 88, Mumbai.

The works presented at n.b.k. Video-Forum are grouped into the thematic subchapters
All the Insights (Screenings on December 12, 2017) and Within the Frame (Screenings on December 14, 2017).


Artist talk with Adrian Paci, moderated by Stefano Raimondi
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 7 pm

In his video works, installations, paintings and objects, Adrian Paci reflects on key issues of our time: modes of locomotion, intercultural dynamics and economic strategies of society. In conversation with Stefano Raimondi, Paci provides information about his many-faceted work. At the beginning of the talk, Paci's work
The Column (2013) will be shown, which will also be screened on December 14 at the n.b.k. Video-Forum from 2 pm on, alternating with Oliver Ressler’s and Dario Azzellini’s Occupy, Resist, Produce – Officine Zero (2015).


Screening: Within the Frame
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 2–8 pm

Adrian Paci, The Column, 2013, 25:40 min, selected by GAMeC, Bergamo
The Column, a long-term project by Paci, shows the transformation of a block of marble, which, after being extracted from a Chinese quarry, is transported on a cargo ship and converted into an element of high culture – a classical Greek column.

Oliver Ressler, Dario Azzellini, Occupy, Resist, Produce – Officine Zero, 2015, 32:29 min, selected by n.b.k. Video-Forum (n.b.k. co-production), Berlin
Occupy, Resist, Produce – Officine Zero shows the grassroots-level organization meetings of the former Rail Service Italia workers, who occupied an abandoned factory to set up a self-governed recycling workshop called Officine Zero. The name says it all: zero bosses, zero exploitation, zero environmental impact, an income and respectful cooperation.