Events | la > x – Film Festival

Berlin | September 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

To mark the 50-year city partnership between Berlin and Los Angeles, film curator Marc Glöde and collector Axel Haubrok are putting together a film festival and exhibition under the name la > x which focuses on artistic viewpoints from los angeles.

The kick-off event for la > x is the exhibition opening at FAHRBEREITSCHAFT on September 12, 2017, with works from Margaret Honda, Stephen Prina and Christopher Williams.

The film festival, curated by film scholar Dr. Marc Glöde will be shown at the kino arsenal – institute for film and video-art from 10 am to 10 pm with works by Edgar Arceneaux, John Baldessari, James Benning, Morgan Fisher, Alex Hubbard, Rodney McMillian, Sarah Morris, Ryan Trecartin and Jennifer West. The program also shows Berlin and LA as sister cities who despite their differences, look back on a long and broad film tradition, reaching from mainstream-cinema to artistic experimental films – which are the main focus of this program. The film presentations will be complemented by discussions surrounding the topic „statements and projections.“

At 9 pm, the concept artist, filmmaker and musician Stephen Prina will bring the program to an end with a concert on the cinema stage

The admission is free. This was made possible with the support from Regierender Bürgermeisters von Berlin – Senatskanzlei, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e.V., the office of taylor wessing and Haubrok Foundation.

Further Information on

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 7-9 PM
FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Herzbergstraße 40–43, 10365 Berlin
The exhibtion runs from September 15 until December 2, 2017.
Visits are possible on Saturdays from 3PM. Please register via
During Berlin Art Week the exhibition also opens on September 15 from von 7-9 PM and on September 16 and 17 from Noon until 6 PM.


Film Festival
Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 10 AM until 10 PM
Kino Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin.
No registration required.


wednesday september 13, 2017
10 am – 10 pm

10.15 – 10.30 am
reception and introduction by curator marc glöde

10.30 – 11.30 am
rodney mcmillian
untitled (america) (2002), 2:45 min
preacher man (2015), 6:08 min
untitled (sheet performance) (2005), 3:41 min
a song for nat (2012), 6:00 min
untitled (the great society) I (2006), 16:14 min
a migration tale (2014-2015), 10:00 min
courtesy susanne vielmetter los angeles projects

11.30 am – 1.00 pm
james benning
farocki (2004), 77:00 min
courtesy neugerriemschneider, berlin

1.00 – 2.30 pm
ryan trecartin
a family finds entertainment (2004), 40:09 min
junior war (2013), 24:25 min
courtesy regen projects, los angeles and sprüth magers, berlin/los angeles

2.30 – 3.30 pm
alex hubbard
hit wave (2012), 4:25 min
courtesy galerie neu
julie becker: federal building (2002), 28:45 min
courtesy the estate and greene naftali, new york
new wave theatre with peter ivers vol.1 (1982), 28:00 min
courtesy the estate of david jove

3.30 – 4.30 pm
jennifer west
rainbow party on 70mm film (2008), 0:38 min
a 70mm film wearing thick heavy black liquid eyeliner that gets smeary (2008), 0:30 min
salt crystals spiral jetty dead sea five year film (2013), 0:54 min
spiral of time documentary film (2013), 9:01 min
pink beach red desert dream sand film (2017), 3:21 min
film title poem (2016), 35 min special short version
courtesy marc foxx, los angeles

4.30 – 5.30 pm
edgar arceneaux
until, until, until… (2015), 30:00 min
courtesy susanne vielmetter los angeles projects

5.30 – 6.15 pm
statements and projections
sister cities berlin / los angeles
discussion with esther keller (senatskanzlei berlin), philomene magers (sprüth magers), kirsten niehuus (medienboard berlin-brandenburg), annette rupp (villa aurora & thomas mann house), axel haubrok (haubrok collection)
moderated by tobias timm (die zeit)
held in german

6.15 – 6.45 pm
john baldessari
baldessari sings lewitt (1972), 12:38 min
courtesy sprüth magers, berlin/los angeles

6.45 – 7.45 pm
morgan fisher
() (2003), 21:00 min
picture and sound rushes (1973), 11:00 min
() (2003), 21:00 min
courtesy galerie buchholz, cologne/berlin/new york

7.45 – 8.30 pm
statements and projections
edgar arceneaux, jennifer west, morgan fisher
introduced by marc glöde

8.30 – 9.00 pm
sarah morris
los angeles (2004), 26:12 min
courtesy capitain petzel, berlin

9.00 pm onward
stephen prina

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