BLACK BOX
Tobias Zielony Al-Akra
looped screening
WE 23.03.2016 12:00 - 22:00 Cancelled!
TH 24.03.2016 12:00 - 22:00 Cancelled!
FR 25.03.2016 12:00 - 22:00
SA 26.03.2016 12:00 - 22:00
WE 30.03.2016 12:00 - 22:00
TH 31.03.2016 12:00 - 22:00
FR 01.04.2016 12:00 - 22:00
SA 02.04.2016 12:00 - 22:00

Al-Akrab (The Scorpion) is an ode to the opening scene of Luis Bunuel’s L’Âge d’or, from 1930. Photographer and documentary filmmaker Tobias Zielony (DE) places four young women – high school students in a Palestinian village – close to each other in a darkened room. Their white head coverings and dresses give off a blue sheen in the black light.

It is not immediately clear where they are. A disco? A laboratory? A hospital? They are busily preoccupied with a scorpion. Alive or dead, they move it, shift it and photograph the fascinating little creature. The results of their actions (an animation film about a scorpion being brought to life) plays like a mise en abyme through the ending of Zielony’s video.

Thanks to minuscule emotions, subtle eroticism and fluorescent mysticism, this surreal work is dominated by a laden atmosphere.

DE, 2014, 4:52 min

Cast:
Kareema Awad-Alla Ibtisam Imad Ashwaq Thaher
Ruba Zuhri
Hiba Hashim

Concept, Direction, Camera: Tobias Zielony
Dramaturgical Advice: Janina Herhoffer
Sound Editing: Thomas Wallmann

Supported by KOW Berlin Gallery

► On Wednesday March 30th at 8 pm, we organise a collective viewing moment. We introduce the film and provide food. Feet under the table, eyes on the screen.
Limited capacity.
Reservation recommended.