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Group Exhibition

»FILMRISS (Blackout)«

Eva Brunner, Michele Caliari, Marion Elias, Jeroen Goulooze, Michael Hughes, Susanne Leibold, Amélie Losier, Lutz Matschke, Stephanie Neumann, Christian Reister, Christoph Schieder, Irina Tübbecke, Luca Vecoli, Nicole Woischwill

Opening: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 18h (Facebook Event)
Exhibition: October 7 – December 31, 2016
+ Framework programme: See EMOP Berlin website + download PDF here (5,2 MB)
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10-20h (+ Photo Book Sunday, see below)
Admission free


The photo exhibition FILMRISS (Blackout) brings together fourteen positions that illuminate the term in all its diversity, ranging from the concrete to the abstract/metaphorical. Stories are told with wrecked pictures at the end of analogue film sequences; the works embark on associative journeys through colours and landscapes. The focus is on the representation of the infinite expanse of time and space; the reawakening of old memories; the chaotic collapse of an original idea before it arises reconstituted in a new form; the appearance of internal ruptures among the portraits’ subjects as well as the quiet observation and discovery of oneself in others; the rebellion against forgetting, memory and its loss in the long-term portraiture of an Alzheimer’s patient; the attempt to theatrically smooth over the cracks in one’s own biography and the portraying of a hedonist’s intoxicated states. The works document the aimlessness in the modern world and the photographic flotsam and jetsam of the Berlin night.

This exhibition is dedicated to our photographer Marion Elias, who departed from us in March 2016 after a grave illness.

Further infos on the EMOP Berlin website and exhibition Facebook Page.

Framework programme

I. Guided Tours

“Photographic Dialogues” – Exhibition tour with Jennifer Graubener and discussions with the FILMRISS artists.

The photo exhibit FILMRISS will be accompanied by the discussion series “Photographic Dialogues”. During the months of October through to December, an exhibition tour will take place on a Wednesday (see below for dates) accompanied by discussions with the photographers involved. Topics in discussion during these events will allow a profound insight and a comparison of the respective artistic and technical processes of the photographers.

Tour Themes:
TOUR // Wednesday 19.10.2016 at 6.00 pm
Disappearance and memory: Conversations and exhibition tour with photographers Nicole Woischwill, Stephanie Neumann and Amélie Losier

TOUR // Wednesday 16.11.2016 at 6.00 pm
Photography between Documentation and Mise-en-scène: Conversations and exhibition tour with photographers Christian Reister, Christoph Schieder, Eva Brunner and Jeroen Goulooze

TOUR // Wednesday 07.12.2016 at 6.00 pm
Photography between proximity and distance: Conversations and exhibition tour with photographers Luca Vecoli and Michael Hughes

II. Lectures, Events

Photo Book Sunday // Sunday 16.10.2016 // 01.00 – 05.00 pm

Photographers of the FILMRISS exhibit will be presenting their photo books projects, relating how these came to pass and their realisation. Photographer and author Pepper (“Obst und Muse”) will moderate the programme which will also include film and signing hour.

Guests with their own stands include:
dienacht Publishing, aff Galerie, Freelens Berlin, Einer Books, Edition Carpentier, Galerie exp12, Sergej Vutuc/Zine Table u.a. mit maycec, R/NDOM Zine und Sebastiàn Ródriguez Besa.
Timetable & further infos: see Facebook Event

Lecture // Thursday 27.10.2016 // 6.00 pm

Photo Restauration – The transience of Photography and the Preservation of the Moment

Lecture with Gisela Harich (Principal and Founder of the Centre for Photographic Restauration and Photo Research)

Our daily life is accompanied by photos. The technical development of the past few decades allows us to generate a plethora of pictures. As Principal and Founder of the Centre for Photographic Restauration and Photo Research, Gisela Harich has made it her job to research, preserve and protect, historic photos. As well as advising extensive archives, she also advises private persons how they can protect and preserve their pictures. Gisela Harich will discuss her work within the framework of the FILMRISS exhibit.

Part of the EMOP Berlin 2016 – European Month of Photography Berlin 2016. Discover more Festival highlights on PiB under the tag #EMOP Berlin 2016!

Teil des EMOP Berlin 2016 – Europäischer Monat der Fotografie Berlin 2016. Entdecke weitere Festival-Highlights auf FiB unter dem Tag #EMOP Berlin 2016!

Event Details

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