Directors Lounge monthly screenings
Jonathan Rescigno: destination indefinite
Thursday, 24 April 2014, 9pm
Z-Bar Bergstraße 2 10115 Berlin-Mitte
In attendance of the artist
Jonathan Rescigno works with a documentary approach towards his films, while transmuting into fictional stories. His starting point are day-to-day issues of his close surroundings, which then can shed the light to some greater matter. At the time he combines narrative methods with elements of early Avant-garde and Nouvelle Vague.
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His search for a personal language and expression beyond the documentary school urged him to progress from earlier studies at film school to art school in Metz and further to “Film and Creative Documentaries Direction” in Strasbourg, where he finished his Master. His pictures combine a sensitive research of places and people with an essayistic image-oriented montage creating open and atmospherical depictions that give to the viewer space for interpretation.
In his films, Rescigno keeps coming back to themes concerning the region Lorraine, where he grew up. Lorraine used to be the prospering French coal mining area, connected with the German Ruhrgebiet by the so called Montanunion (European Coal and Steel Community) after the Word War II. With deindustrialization, the region has undergone difficult changes still under way. The films of the artist investigate questions of identity in the changing post-industrial landscape, and when the term migration is at risk to change meaning in French society.


Jonathan Rescigno verfolgt einen dokumentarischen Ansatz, den er aber zugleich verwandelt und fiktionalisiert. Ihn interessieren Geschichten des Alltags seiner Umgebung, die aber zugleich von allgemeiner Bedeutung sein können, und er verbindet so Mittel des narrativen, sozial engagierten Filmes mit Elementen der frühen Avantgarde und der Nouvelle Vague. Diese Suche nach einer eigenen Bildsprache brachte ihn auch dazu, von der Filmschule an die Kunsthochschule Metz zu wechseln und schließlich mit Film and Creative Documentaries Direction in Straßburg abzuschließen. Seine Bilder verbindet eine subtile Recherche von Orten und Menschen mit einem essayistischen Bildansatz in der Montage, der eher einer offenen atmosphärischen Beschreibung folgt und dem Betrachter den Spielraum zur eigenen Interpretation läßt, statt in dokumentarischer Manier Fakten zu konstruieren.

Der Künstler ist anwesend und wird in das Programm einführen. Mit anschließender Diskussion.
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Directors Lounge monthly screenings

Jonathan Rescigno: destination indefinite

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 9pm

Z-Bar Bergstraße 2 10115 Berlin-Mitte

In attendance of the artist

Jonathan Rescigno works with a documentary approach towards his films, while transmuting into fictional stories. His starting point are day-to-day issues of his close surroundings, which then can shed the light to some greater matter. At the time he combines narrative methods with elements of early Avant-garde and Nouvelle Vague.

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DL X the 10th Berlin International Directors Lounge is kindly supported by:

Almost There: Kim Collmer in Berlin tonight
SOMETHING BIGGER THAN THE SPACE CAN CONTAINKreuzberg Pavillon Saturday April 05th, 2014, 8pm 
Something bigger than the space can contain brings together artists from diverse backgrounds in which shifting notions of house are played out from different perspectives: personal, political, economical and relational.

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In Kim Collmer’s video, a playful miniature set house is submerged underwater and slowly descends into another realm within which text transmissions between two entities appear on the screen. Between the house’s descent and the textual inter-ference is a meditation on connection, connectivity and relation.
Artists: Kim Collmer Jennifer Hope Davy Timea Oravecz Andrea Schneemeier
Kreuzberg Pavillon Naunynstraße 53 10999 Berlin

Almost There: Kim Collmer in Berlin tonight

SOMETHING BIGGER THAN THE SPACE CAN CONTAIN
Kreuzberg Pavillon Saturday April 05th, 2014, 8pm

Something bigger than the space can contain brings together artists from diverse backgrounds in which shifting notions of house are played out from different perspectives: personal, political, economical and relational.

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Directors Lounge Screening:Karl F. StewartImpressions in MindPhotographs and VideoThursday, 27 March 201421:00, Z-Bar, Bergstraße 2, 10115 Berlin-MitteKarl F. Stewart makes a mark in digital photography and video with his saturated colors and his rigorous compositions showing urban landscapes. He works with a photographic hybrid combination between still images and videos that do not hide their origin in their photographic concept. After being a documentary photographer in the 70’s in Pittsburgh, his home town, he worked as an English lecturer in Italy for 24 years, before he took up photography again only 5 years ago, now going fully digital.
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San Francisco, his next temporary residency after Italy, became his starting point for his relaunch in photography, where he mostly explored the downtown area. Not just the financial district of San Francisco, but a big part of the highly dense urban areas show an amazing economic growth with glossy surfaces and artificial contemporary green landscaping on one hand, and wide spread poverty of homeless people on the other. “The Unearthly Beauty of Simulated Nature in Contemporary Architecture” is Stewart’s most pronounced piece from that period, presented as a video-photo essay. At the same time, the artist started exploring motion-blur and photoshop cut-outs. “Impressions of Movement” is a series of panoramic works that resulted and which he continued in different countries such as USA, Italy and France. The time-based presentation of digital pictures, that seems to be natural to the medium, led to digital video as his preferred medium at the moment. The artist recently moved to Düsseldorf, where he continues exploring landscapes and urban settings in often unearthly colors. Like with “K-20”, showing a small fountain at the K 20 Museum in Düsseldorf, the examinations of urban-nature relations combined with sometimes witty surprising experiments, seem to propel his creative energy most successfully.Artist Links:http://kfstewart.com/http://impressionsofmovement.com/Links:Directors Loungehttp://www.directorslounge.netFull program details:http://www.richfilm.de/currentUpload/Z-Barhttp://www.z-bar.de

Directors Lounge Screening:

Karl F. Stewart
Impressions in Mind
Photographs and Video

Thursday, 27 March 2014
21:00, Z-Bar, Bergstraße 2, 10115 Berlin-Mitte

Karl F. Stewart makes a mark in digital photography and video with his saturated colors and his rigorous compositions showing urban landscapes. He works with a photographic hybrid combination between still images and videos that do not hide their origin in their photographic concept. After being a documentary photographer in the 70’s in Pittsburgh, his home town, he worked as an English lecturer in Italy for 24 years, before he took up photography again only 5 years ago, now going fully digital.

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日本デ  looking for Your JapanWe will participate in this year´s 日本デ, the Japan-Day in Duesseldorf, 17 May 2014A screening at the Black Box cinema in the Filmmuseum will be dedicated to Japan in experimental cinema and video art. Films included will cover a wide range of Japans, from fictional to historical to personal …Screening time is limited, we will focus on works that does not exceed 15 min. running time. Deadline: 20 April 2014If you think your film should be included, let us know

日本デ  looking for Your Japan

We will participate in this year´s 日本デ, the Japan-Day in Duesseldorf, 17 May 2014

A screening at the Black Box cinema in the Filmmuseum will be dedicated to Japan in experimental cinema and video art. Films included will cover a wide range of Japans, from fictional to historical to personal …

Screening time is limited, we will focus on works that does not exceed 15 min. running time. Deadline: 20 April 2014
If you think your film should be included, let us know