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Avant 2003
The Visual Weiss and the History of Experimental Film

An international conference and retrospective in Karlstad, Sweden, August
29-30 2003

In collaboration with The International Peter Weiss Society, Film i
Värmland, Filmform and The Goethe Institute, Karlstad University is hosting
the first international conference focused on Peter Weiss the filmmaker and
the visual contexts of his production.
The conference precedes by a program on the history of experimental film,
presented by Pip Chodorov, filmmaker and distributor from Re:Voir, Paris.

Visual Weiss includes a retrospective of Peter Weiss’ films and a series of
talks aimed at examining the visual culture of Weiss. Among the speakers
are well-known scholars: Magnus Bergh, Julia C. Hell, Christine Ivanovic,
Anton Philipp Knittel, Lutz Koepnick, Max Reithmann.

Inquiries, registration and advance ticket bookings can be made until
August 15th, 2003 at [log in to unmask], phone +46 54700 18 13. The event is free
of charge.



FRIDAY 29.8

Arenan, Västra Torggatan 26

9.30
Pip Chodorov
(Filmmaker and distributor, Re:Voir, Paris)
MANUFACTURING BETTER HUMAN BEINGS THROUGH LIGHT

10.00-11.30
Radicalization of an Art Form
Hans Richter: Rhythmus (1921, 3 min)
Oskar Fischinger: Allegretto (1936, 3 min)
Len Lye: Trade Tattoo (1936, 7 min)
Robert Breer: Recreation (1957, 2 min)
Peter Kubelka: Schwechater (1958, 2 min)
Len Lye: Free Radicals (1958, 1979, 5 min)
Stan Brakhage: Mothlight (1963, 4 min)
Paul Sharits: Touching (1968, 12 min)
James Whitney: Lapis (1963-66, 9 min)


12.00
Surrealism and Expanded cinema
Bunuel & Dali: Un chien andalou (1928, 17 min)
Bruce Baillie: Castro Street (1966, 9 min)
Brakhage: Dog Star Man part IV (1964, 6 min

15.00
RETROSPECTIVE
Opened by Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss: A Historical Background

Studien I-V (1952-56)
45 min, 16 mm

16.45
Ingenting ovanligt/Vad skall vi göra nu då? (1957-58)
40 min, 35 mm

18.00
Hägringen (1959)
70 min, 35 mm

Working with Peter Weiss (Staffan Lamm)



SATURDAY 30.8

Värmlands Museum

9.30  11.00
The Visual Culture of Peter Weiss
Moderators: Arnd Beise (International Peter Weiss Society)
John Sundholm (Karlstad University)

THE FILMS
Lutz Koepnick (Washington University, St. Louis):
A Cinema of Silence: Peter Weiss and the Legacy of Surrealism
Anton Philipp Knittel (Heilbronn):
Psychoanalysis and Weiss’ Experimental Films

11.30  13.00
THE VISUAL
Magnus Bergh (Stockholm):
The Surrealistic Visual in Peter Weiss
Christine Ivanovic (Friedrich Alexander Universität, Eerlangen-Nürnberg):
The Aesthetics of the Collage

14.30  16.00
THE IMAGES
Max Reithmann (Paris):
The Resistance of Paintings
Julia C. Hell (Michigan University, Ann Arbor):
After-images of the Shoah: Peter Weiss and Gerhard Richter

16.30
VIDEOSCREENINGS
Ansikten i skugga (1954)
12 min
Enligt lag (1957)
19 min

Strange Walks In And Through And Out
Dir: Staffan Lamm, (1986)
55 min

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