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Cinepoetics Lectures

The Cinepoetics Lectures are a very special format in the center’s work since they stand for interesting talks by internationally acclaimed scholars that are in close contact with our work on the poetologies of audiovisual images. Besides different perspectives from the field of film studies, the lectures feature a wide range of influences from the humanities, most importantly from media studies and the arts. The Cinepoetics Lectures are a collaboration with Kino Arsenal (Institute for Film and Video Art), open to the public and free of charge. Each lecture is accompanied by a film screening that complements the talk’s topic. For the film, Kino Arsenal will charge the usual admission fees.

Cinepoetics Lectures

Current Lecture

On the outskirts of Tehran, a man is driving through barren hills in search of someone who will cover over his dead body with earth once his suicide attempt succeeds. In TASTE OF CHERRY (F/IRN 1997) by Abbas Kiarostami, we are drawn into the poetic vortex of an event that traverses cinematic landscapes.

In her lecture, Anne Eusterschulte (Freie Universität Berlin) examines the film-viewing of timescapes. By studying spatial vectors and temporal modes of movement, the lecture explores how Kiarostami transforms affective-multisensory reflections on cultural-historical, political-religious and existential experiences of time into a continuous movement. These landscape sequences concern themselves not only with the aesthetic modeling of time, but also with filmmaking, and the imaginative dimensions of timescape film-viewing.

18:00 Lecture by Anne Eusterschulte (in German)
19:30 Break
ca. 20:00 Screening TASTE OF CHERRY (Abbas Kiarostami, IR/FR 1997)

Kino Arsenal
Potsdamer Str. 2
10785 Berlin