Tuesday, December 12, 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

The Video-Forum at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) will showcase the AFI 2017 program titled Collaboration on December 12 and 14, 2017. 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.

In addition to 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. on Thursday, December 14, 2017, moderated by Stefano Raimondi, curator of GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo.

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).

Screening: All the Insights
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 2–8 pm

Mikhail Karikis, Ain't Got No Fear, 2016, 10 min, selected by Whitechapel, London
Mikhail Karikis' Ain't Got No Fear shows a juvenile rap gang from the Isle of Grain in the Southeast of England, an area shaped by its industry. The rap song heard in the video is accompanied by the sounds of a nearby power plant.

Tanja Ostojić, Meggie Schneider, Laura Horelli, Nina Lassila, Agnese Luse, Angela Melitopoulos, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Isabell Spengler and Gitte Villesen, Jurmala, 2010–2016, 9 min, selected by Belgrade Cultural Centre
For Jurmala, nine filmmakers of different origins and generations living in Berlin embarked on a journey to the Latvian Baltic seaside resort of the same name equipped with a Super 8 camera. Each artist conceived a soundtrack to a one-minute film fragment.

Mary Reid Kelley, Patrick Kelley, This Is Offal, 2016, 12 min, selected by Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Mary Reid Kelley’s video works display an idiosyncratic graphic stylization and include aspects of performance and painting. This Is Offal shows a coroner preparing the body of a drowned prostitute for an autopsy. Mary Reid Kelley as the corpse and Patrick Kelley as the doctor explore the role of women, their sexuality and language.

Cengiz Tekin, Just before the Paradise, 2015, 4:20 min, selected by Istanbul Modern
A group of men are standing in the sea, heavy swell characterizes the picture. In Just before the Paradise, Cengiz Tekin addresses the refugee crisis.

Desire Machine Collective, Invocation, 2015, 14:25 min, selected by Project 88, Mumbai
Invocation by Desire Machine Collective follows up the Hindu story of Krishna in the Garden of Assam – the Assam region being of great importance for the Indian textile tradition. A transparent piece of fabric in front of the camera becomes a symbol, the past and present as well as regions of India become interwoven.