Opening of Fuck Gender - Internationale Individuen Der Welt
An exhibition of photos by Annette Frick
A selection of Films by Wilhelm Hein
and live music
+ D'incise (CH)
+ moro sphinx (BE)
FUCK GENDER - INTERNATIONALE INDIVIDUEN DER WELT
AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOS BY ANNETTE FRICK
Annette Frick works as a photographer and filmmaker for almost 40 years, chronicling the lifestyles and struggles of socially marginalized groups. Since the nineties, she has portrayed people from the Berlin subculture in analogue black and white pictures and slide series, and photographed Berlin's urban landscape in its upheaval. As a companion to underground movements and as an activist, she draws attention to individuals in whose lives the confrontation with body images, sexuality and discrimination plays a special role. Frick continuously accompanies members and advocates of the LGBTQ, punk and art scene with her camera, creating intimate and sometimes provocative images that document the struggle for recognition and equality. Her photos therefore reveal a kind of intimate, insider perspective on the raw fabulousness of queer life. Patiently, over time, she constituted a corpus of unique historical and cultural value.
Also, together with Wilhelm Hein she curates and edits the zines Fachblatt für Fotografie, Film und andere Kunst and they also founded the artistic space CasaBaubou in her studio in Wedding.
A SELECTION OF FILMS FROM THE 60’S To TODAY
Wilhelm Hein is one of the key figures that created the grounds and concepts of avant-garde film in Europe after the second world war. Together with Birgit Hein he began filmmaking in the late 1960s, creating highly original collages in which the film material affirms its presence on the screen rather than acting simply as a transparent carrier for photographic images. They were also innovators in the fields of multi-screen projection and live film performances. Tireless promoters of work by others, they organized XSCREEN in Cologne (1968-71), an almost mythical structure in the history of the distribution of alternative cinema in Europe. There, they also projected films by the Viennese actionists whose provocative content has led to police raids and censorship. But despite this activity and recognition, Wilhelm Hein has resisted becoming part of the establishment.
Since the 1990s, Wilhelm Hein has devoted himself to more personal but no less ambitious film projects, such as the famous You killed the Underground Film or the real Meaning of Kunst bleibt, bleibt… . A fourteen hours-long 16mm film that gathers a decade of footage in a diaristic odyssey, a movie patchwork that tries to stay as far away as possible from commercial cinema, and by extension, from our environnement regulated by marketing laws.