Marit Östberg & Liz Rosenfeld screening with Cinenova
DIY Space for London, London
Wednesday, 5 Jul 2017
19:30 – 21:30
Cinenova is delighted to present a screening of When We Are Together We Can Be Everywhere (Marit Östberg, Germany, 2015) as part of artist Liz Rosenfeld’s Goethe at LUX Residency. Marit Östberg & Liz Rosenfeld have selected two works from the Cinenova collection to show alongside their film.
When We Are Together We Can Be Everywhere
Marit Östberg, Germany, 68 min
Liz walks between different rooms of the city. A bar, a toilet, a wasteland, a garden, a trailer. The cruising body can't, unlike the flaneur, be alone. She won't leave the world outside of her. Several eyes follow her: the women holding the cameras, the director. The director is sending her a love letter. The director needs her cruising body. They are a part of each others fantasies and share a dream about a city's possibility of providing safe sexy spaces. They travel together to look for the rooms in between, to find rooms of their desires. When we are together we can be everywhere is a feature porn documentary premiered in October 2015. The project was born through a cooperation with starring Liz Rosenfeld to explore porn through a contract of nearness and liaison.
Sex Lies & Religion
Annette Kennerley, UK, 1993, 6mins
Then you lit a cigarette and carefully put the tip of it to the corner of the photograph and watched it smoulder and curl...' Sex Lies & Religion is a sexy dyke film made the day after two women met at the Clit Club.
No Glove No Love
Inka Petersen & Anja Schulz, Germany, 1991, 2mins
No Glove No Love is a very hot public service announcement from Germany.
Liz Rosenfeld is currently The Goethe Institute artist in Residence at LUX. During her residency, Liz will continue her creative body of research that she has been working on for the last year and half regarding the themes and characters in her first feature film, a futuristic queer speculative fiction work, FOXES. During her time at LUX, Liz will conduct creative research regarding questions dealing with queer dystopia, a positive embrace of apocalypse, invisible genocide, and drawing parallels between the way information was publicly disseminated in the early days of the AIDS/ HIV crisis, and the current state of climate change and environmental destruction. Check The Lux website for a series of events related to Liz's work at The Lux. Liz is a Berlin based artist utilizing disciplines of film, video and live performance, to convey a sense of past and future histories. Rosenfeld is invested in concepts of how history can be queered and experienced through the moment and the ways in which it is lived and remembered. She explores how we identify ourselves with in/out community and social poly-relationship configurations. She is part of the Berlin moving image collective, nowMomentnow.
Marit Östberg is a filmmaker and visual artist from Sweden. Her visual world has been described as uncompromising – uncompromisingly current and uncompromisingly sexy. As a VJ and music video director Marit Östberg is know for her powerful images. She has been working with musicians and DJ:s like Oni Ayhun and Paula Temple and recently started a collaboration with Fever Ray. Östberg has been a part of Noise Manifesto's collective Decon Recon and also created music videos and promotion material for the The Knife's album Shaking the Habitual.Marit Östberg is a part of the queer feminist porn scene that has evolved in Europe in the last decade. Since debuting as a porn-film director in the acclaimed feminist porn compilation Dirty Diaries her films have been featured and discussed at various festivals all over the world. Her work has been shown in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Sidney, Berlin, Mexico City, Sarajevo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Vienna and many other places. Östberg has a background as a writer, journalist and queer feminist activist. She sees porn as a creative way of working with sexual politics, wanting to expand the possibilities of being in the world. She says: “When women, trans* and queers take their sexuality into their own hands, patriarchy is lost.”
Cinenova is a non-profit organisation dedicated to distributing feminist film. Formed in 1991 from the merger of two feminist distributors, Circles and Cinema of Women, Cinenova provides the means to discover and watch artists, experimental, narrative, documentary and educational moving image works. Cinenova is a collectively organised volunteer led organisation.
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