Gia is a short-Documentarymentary about a drag queen who lives in Istanbul, Turkey. Gia can make us question about internalization of feminism and its relation with LGBTI community in the Turkish society while we are watching the person talking about the self-life-philosophy without interference. *Gia is a part of a short- Documentarymentary series called Müstesna İşler (Behind the Wall). This project’s aim is experiencing work spaces and expressing our impression with aesthetic use of materials which is like illustrating a very individual portrait in a social context.
Netta, a young Israeli woman wishes to immigrate to Berlin. Her father, the son of Holocaust survivors, is horrified by her decision to live in the land that killed her ancestors. He refuses to speak to her again if she leaves. Based on Daniella Koffler’s personal story,
Compartments is the first German-Israeli animation co-production that wishes to explore collective memories of the Holocaust in the third generation, and how they shape both sides in ways we cannot predict.
The Berlin-based street artist SP38 is invited by Urban Spree Galerie and Boddinale for a special gallery residency of 2 weeks alongside the film festival.
A Berlin sequel to his 2-month long residency held in Seoul, South Korea, at the end of 2017, “Post Vandal 2“, explores the notion of vandalism at the age of post-graffiti.
A relentless urban wanderer and street typographer, SP38 (b.1960) uses different lo-fi techniques (collages, paste-ups, stickers, screenprints, paintings) to imprint his vision of the city and his letters to the walls. Involved at an early stage with the “Figuration Libre” movement in Paris and participant to the first graffiti and street art meeting in 1985 with Vive la Peinture, Speedy Graphito, Futura, Miss Tic, and Blek Le Rat, SP38 has navigated in different squat scenes (including the infamous Berlin’s Tacheles) before moving to Berlin in 1995.
A prime witness of the fast-paced gentrification of the metropolis, his art subtly reveals the fractures of the city through successive campaigns and catchy slogans (“Who kills Berlin?”, “Erased”, “Escape”, “Occupy”, “Vive la Bourgeoisie”, Vive la Crise”…), where the intimate, personal level often collides with the bigger scale.
The residency will follow its own strenuous path and will increment itself everyday from 12:00 onwards. The public is invited to witness the progression of the residency.
A vernissage is scheduled at the end of the residency, on Saturday and Sunday, 24 & 25th of February from 12:00.
SP38: “Post-Vandal 2”
Art Residency at Urban Spree Galerie 12-02-2018 – 25-02-2018 From 12:00 to open end (23:00 maximum)
A cooperation between Pyrolator and Genericartensemble (GAE).
Lucianne Park a cultural anthropology student, travels alone for the first time from Seoul to Hong Kong. One night she dreams about turning into a whale. Whilst wandering the streets of Hong Kong she meets Oswald Beckenbauer, a German living the life of a street urchin on the city's rooftops. They fall head over heels in love, and suddenly the world around them is like a dance or a melody of two strangers at the end of the world. But how long can such special feelings last?
Winter 1984. After their train is hit by an avalanche in the alps, 30 year old Greta and five strangers find themselves trapped in the last car of a train, buried underneath the snow. On the radio they learn that a rescue operation is under way, but for some reason the last compartment seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth.
As we follow their attempts to escape their icy prison, we begin to understand that there is more to the compartment than meets the eye...