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Events at the Embassy of Canada in collaboration with 67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin

Feb 09-19 2017

Berlinale Forum Expanded

presents at the Embassy of Canada’s Marshall McLuhan Salon / präsentiert im Marshall McLuhan Salon der Botschaft von Kanada / présente au Salon Marshall McLuhan de l’Ambassade du Canada :

Joshua Bonnetta - Lago

// Canada 2017, multi-channel sound installation, 44 min

Opening: Thursday, Feb 9, 17:30 - 20:00   (Introduction: 17:45)

Opening Hours: 10.02.-19.02.2017, Mon-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat & Sun 14:00-18:00

Marshall McLuhan Salon, Embassy of Canada, Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin, S/U Potsdamer Platz

Free admission. Please present a valid photo-ID at the door and allow for sufficient time for Embassy security. 

EN   The multi-channel sound installation Lago by Canadian artist Joshua Bonnetta was produced in dialogue with the photobook of the same title by Ron Jude. It is comprised of two musique concrète compositions constructed from site-specific field recordings from the sites of Jude’s initial photographs in and around the Salton Sea in the Southern California Sonoran Desert. Contact microphones and hydrophones were used to gather sounds from flora, desert refuse, architectural ruins, and the Salton Sea itself to create an expanded study of the acoustic ecology of the Sonoran Desert. The materials were later processed and reworked with analogue tape to reveal hidden sounds and patterns within initial materials. The compositions weave together site-specific recordings with interviews to construct an acoustic portrait of the desert that is steeped in intimations of narrative. Lago is an attempt to document the perceptual encounter of the desert while engaging a past that shapes the encounter. Joshua Bonnetta (*1979 in Canada) is an artist and filmmaker based in New York City.

DE   Die Soundinstallation Lago des kanadischen Künstlers Joshua Bonnetta entstand im Dialog mit dem gleichnamigen Fotobuch von Ron Jude und setzt sich aus zwei Kompositionen im Stil der Musique Concrète zusammen. Ausgangsmaterial für diese Kompositionen sind Field Recordings, die an den Schauplätzen der Fotografien Judes in und um den Saltonsee in der kalifornischen Sonora-Wüste gesammelt wurden. Aus den Geräuschen von Pflanzen, zurückgelassenem Müll, Bauruinen und dem Saltonsee selbst, die mithilfe von Kontakt- und Unterwassermikrophonen festgehalten wurden, entstand eine erweiterte Studie der akustischen Ökologie der Sonora-Wüste. Das Material wurde später mithilfe analoger Tonbänder bearbeitet, um versteckte Geräusche und Muster aus dem ursprünglichen Material herauszuholen. Die Kompositionen verweben diese Aufnahmen mit Interviews und schaffen so ein akustisches Porträt der Wüste, das mit Andeutungen von Geschichten durchzogen ist. Lago versucht, die sinnliche Begegnung mit dem Wahrnehmungsraum Wüste zu dokumentieren und gleichzeitig die Vergangenheit hörbar zu machen, die diese Begegnung prägt. Joshua Bonnetta, geboren 1979 in Kanada, lebt und arbeitet als Filmemacher und Künstler in New York.

FR    L’installation sonore multicanal Lago de l’artiste canadien Joshua Bonnetta a été produite en dialogue avec un livre homonyme de Ron Jude. Elle comprend deux compositions de musique concrète, basées sur des enregistrements sonores été réalisés sur les sites des photographies de Jude, dans et autour de la mer de Salton, dans le Sud-Est de la Californie. À l’aide d’hydrophones et de micros de contact, Bonnetta a créé une étude élargie de l’écologie acoustique du désert Sonora, rassemblant des sons de la flore, des ordures, des ruines et de la mer Salton. Pour faire ressortir des bruits ou motifs cachés, il a traité et retravaillé les originaux de manière analogue. Entrelaçant interviews et enregistrements spécifiques aux sites, ses compositions forment un portrait acoustique riche en suggestions. Lago est une tentative de documenter la rencontre perceptuelle avec le désert, tout en donnant une voix à un passé omniprésent. Né en 1979 au Canada, Joshua Bonnetta est un artiste et cinéaste vivant à New York.

The exhibition takes place as part of the Embassy’s program to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation.

Berlinale NATIVe - A Journey into Indigenous Cinema

presents at the Embassy of Canada / präsentiert in der Botschaft von Kanada / présente à l’Ambassade du Canada :

Mon, February 13, 14:00 - 15:30

Panel Discussion: Indigenous Cinema and the Mainstream

Indigenous producers and representatives of national Film Institutions will shine light on the differences and interactions between Indigenous Cinema and the Mainstream Film Industry in each of their respective countries’ industries. Amongst various topics, they will consider what initiatives and forward-thinking structures are being developed to support Indigenous filmmaking and co-productions between different countries.

Mon, February 13, 15:30 - 16:30

Screening: REEL KANATA V - Canadian Indigenous Shorts

The panel discussion will be followed by a screening of selected recent short films by Indigenous filmmakers from Canada. Curated by the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and presented in partnership with Canada Council for the Arts and Vtape.

Wed, February 15, 14:00 - 15:30

Panel Discussion: Circumpolar Indigenous Storytelling - Co-Production in the Far North

The International Sámi Film Institute and the Nunavut Film Development Corporation introduce their collaborative initiative THE ARCTIC FILM CIRCLE. It engages nine participants from five Indigenous Arctic regions: Sápmi, Greenland, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories (Canada) and Alaska (USA) to create five short films all with an identical story, which will then be distinctly visualised in various Indigenous communities, each in their own language and within their own cultural norms and storytelling frameworks.

Wed, February 15, 15:30 - 16:30

Screening: THE ARCTIC FILM CIRCLE

The panel discussion will be followed by a screening of selected short films created within THE ARCTIC FILM CIRCLE, the International Sámi Film Institute’s and the Nunavut Film Development Corporation’s collaborative initiative to promote circumpolar indigenous storytelling.

Embassy of Canada, Leipziger Platz 17, S/U Potsdamer Platz

Free admission. Please present a valid photo-ID at the door and allow for sufficient time for Embassy security. 

These events take place as part of the Embassy’s program to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation.

Canadian Talent @ Berlinale 2017

Berlinale Shorts

Le cri du lambi (The Crying Conch) – Vincent Toi

Panorama

Combat au bout de la nuit (Fighting through the Night) – Sylvain L’Espérance
The Misandrists – Bruce LaBruce (Germany / Canada)

Forum

El mar la mar – J.P. Sniadecki, Joshua Bonnetta (USA / Canada)

Werewolf – Ashley McKenzie

Forum Expanded

Dark Adaptation – Chris Gehman

Isla Santa Maria 3D – Oliver Husain

Lago – Joshua Bonnetta

Ulrike's Brain – Bruce LaBruce (Germany / Canada)

Generation

Ceux qui font les révolutions à moitié n'ont fait que se creuser un tombeau (Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves) – Mathieu Denis, Simon Lavoie

The Catch – Holly Brace-Lavoie

Hedgehog's Home – Eva Cvijanovic (Canada / Croatia)

SNIP – Terril Calder

Weirdos – Bruce McDonald

Berlinale Special

Maudie  - Aisling Walsh (Canada / Ireland)

NATIVe - A Journey into Indigenous Cinema

Angry Inuk – Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

Bihttoš (Rebel) – Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (Canada / Norway)

Maliglutit (Searchers) – Zacharias Kunuk

Nowhere Land – Rosie Bonnie Ammaaq

Sloth – Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

Tungijuq – Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël

Culinary Cinema

Atlantic – Risteard Ó Domhnaill (Ireland / Canada)

Hand.Line.Cod. – Justin Simms

Theater of Life – Peter Svatek

Berlinale Talents

Pablo Alvarez Mesa, Elizabeth Cairns, Andrew Cividino, Isabelle Couture, Rodrigo Michelangeli, Raquel Sancinetti, OC Ukeje, James Vandewater, Rebecca Webster.

Die Botschaft von Kanada gratuliert allen kanadischen Filmemacherinnen und Filmemachern!

The Embassy of Canada in Berlin congratulates all Canadian Filmmakers!

L’Ambassade du Canada à Berlin félicite tous les cinéastes canadiens!