FRACTO


Experimental Film Encounter


October 21—24, 2021

Berlin, Kunsthaus ACUD

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FOCUS

Peter Tscherkassky

Sat 23 —  Sun 24 Oct
ACUD KINO 

The focus presents a retrospective about Peter Tscherkassky, in conversation with the curator and film historian Federico Rossin, around the idea of Found Footage as a peculiar film technique to explore media imagery as a resource to be raided and reused. Found Footage belongs to that tradition of modernist art , such as the dadaistic readymade and photomontage, for instance, that is using collage as a deconstructive technique to rethink reality and its media representations. In apprehending consumer culture, Found Footage operates a détournement upon reality. A specific form of cinematic and photographically-based appropriation that tends to contrast dominant imagery by creating counter images and filmic subordinates.

Fracto presents it in a 2-night all analog program.


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Finland

Thu 21 — Fri 22 Oct
ACUD KINO

SCORCHED - APPROPRIATION AND FOUND FOOTAGE IN FINNISH ARTISTS’ MOVING IMAGES

The finnish artist and curator Kari Yli-Annala, presents Scorched Ground - Appropriation and Found Footage in Finnish Artists’ Moving Images, a compilation where the original materials have been given a new life, and the use of technology by humans as well as the scars or scorched marks of history are paid special attention. The program includes works by Miia Rinne, Mika Taanila, Seppo Renvall, Sami van Ingen, Saara Ekström, Elina Oikari, Juha van Ingen and Jarkko Räsänen.


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PROGRAMME 2021


Selection

Thu 21 — Sun 24 Oct
ACUD KINO + ACUD STUDIO

The Selection for 2021 comprises nearly 30 films curated in 5 programmes which reflect, at least in some measure, the diverse terrain of contemporary filmmaking practices associated with Experimental film. Each program explores dormant associations between individual films traversing formal, thematic and contextual parameters. Categories historically operating within this ecology—such as city symphony and diary films—are present along with films that demonstrate a keen political, personal and perceptual engagement with bodies, landscapes, urbanities and identities, often married to a tangible degree of sensitivity towards the medium.
Arindam Sen.


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OCCULTO PRESENTS


textîles – threading speculative archipelagoes

Sat 23 — Sun 24 Oct
ACUD GALLERY

The digital project textîles – threading speculative archipelagoes makes landfall at FRACTO 2021 as a performative space where facts and fictions about textile artifacts and practices can be reclaimed from an archipelago of alternate worlds, and spun anew. This is an invitation to navigate fragments of their-stories in multiple timescapes, by collectively pulling narrative threads and following their imprints on the fabrics of the possible.


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