A project by and with young people in collaboration with Stine Marie Jacobsen
Opening 05 July 2014, 17-21 h
5 July 2014 – 21 September 2014
Tuesday to Saturday 14-18 h
Closed on 16 + 17 September 2014
Presented in the frame of Berlin Art Week from 18-21 September 2014
DIRECT APPROACH is an ongoing collaborative film and art project by Stine Marie Jacobsen. Since 2012, the artist together with different collaborators, activates pop-cultural narratives on violence from film and cinema in relation to specific socio-biographic contexts.
Between fiction and experienced violence – for DIRECT APPROACH Jacobsen has worked with young people between 13 and 25 in a series of workshops to address the subjective perception of violence in the context of marginalization, discrimination and racism through short films, interviews and movie posters.
Based on examples of current and historic motion pictures and in collaboration with a team of professional filmmakers the artist has developed perspectives about the definition of singular and collective identities in violence discourses with the young.
In the interdisciplinary correlation of artistic, educational as well as socio- and culture historical methods with the aim of bringing together collective (film) memory and personal narration, DIRECT APPROACH is exploring the potential of creating a social space of action beyond cultural representation and attribution.
Within the scope of the exhibition District shows six of the resulting short films as well as 17 movie posters with remembered descriptions of the scenes in an experimental cinema setting.
As part of Berlin Art Week (16-21 September 2014) the complete short film programme will be presented on 20 September 2014, 15 h at Eiszeitkino, Zeughofstraße 20, 10997 Berlin. Following the screening the authors will be present for talks; moreover the accompanying publication DIRECT APPROACH –THE GUIDE BOOK will be launched.
A project by District in collaboration with Gangway e.V., supported by Berliner Projektfonds für Kulturelle Bildung. Realised with kind support by Danish Art Council, filmArche, CinePlus and Eiszeitkino.