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Living Archive Residents: Anna Azevedo and Leandro Listorti


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This month, we are welcoming the current Living Archive residents to Arsenal: the filmmaker Anna Azevedo (Rio de Janeiro) and the filmmaker and archivist Leandro Listorti (Buenos Aires). The two will present a program consisting of films made by them and others from the Arsenal archive.

April 8, 7.30pm, presented by Anna Azevedo and Leandro Listorti
DREŽNICA Anna Azevedo Brazil 2008 OV/EnglS 14‘
VACANCY Matthias Müller G 1998 OV/EnglS 15‘
SUCESOS INTERVENIDOS Intervened Events Claudio Caldini, Verónica Chen, Edgardo Cozarinsky, Julián D'Angiolillo, Andrés Di Tella, Gustavo Fontán, Gabriela Golder, Andrés Habegger, Karin Idelson, Hernán Khourian, Mónica Lairana, Leandro Listorti, Ignacio Masllorens, Pablo Mazzolo, Gabriel Medina, Rodrigo Moreno, Milagros Mumenthaler, Lorena Muñoz, Santiago Palavecino, Paulo Pécora, Constanza Sanz Palacios, Gastón Solnicki, Gustavo Taretto, Pablo Trapero, Ezequiel Yanco Argentina 2014 OV/EnglS 73‘

Azevedo’s documentary DREŽNICA was compiled with Super 8 found footage from the 1970s and describes a lyric journey through the images and dreams of blind people. “Drežnica” is a place where snow meets the sea, where the days are full of stars and the nights flooded with sunlight.

VACANCY is a draft for a utopian city, a place abandoned by its inhabitants, a museum kept alive only for its watchmen. Matthias Müller interweaves his own footage with extracts from amateur films and features filmed in Brasilia.

Leandro Listorti will present the collaborative film project SUCESOS INTERVENIDOS. The archive of the “Sucesos Argentinos”, a weekly newsreel that was screened in the cinemas from 1938 to 1972, is housed in the Pablo C. Ducrós Hicken Film Museum in Buenos Aires. To underscore the urgency of digitalizing the archive, the museum invited filmmakers to produce new works on the basis of the newsreels.

The Living Archive residency was founded in conjunction with the Goethe-Institut in 2011. For further information: http://www.arsenal-berlin.de/en/living-archive/about-living-archive/the-project.html