Madeleine Bernstorff, Manuela Schininá: Camera au Poing!

Carole Roussopoulos, Nicole Fernandez Ferrer, Hélène Fleckinger, *durbahn, Adrienne Silverman, Claudia von Alemann; organisiert von Manuela Schininá und Madeleine Bernstorff



09.03.2013 & 10.03.2013 // 17:00


Fotos Veranstaltungen


Fotos: alpha nova & galerie futura

Mit der Unterstützung vom Künstlerinnenprogramm Berlin, Ex-Blickpilotin, Interflugs und vielen weiteren Helfer*innen.

Caméra au Poing: Die Videokamera in der Faust

Videoscreenings und Videostationen

Carole Roussopoulos (1945 – 2009) gründete Anfang der 1970er Jahre in Paris die erste Videogruppe, um den unterschiedlichsten Kämpfen eine bzw. viele Stimmen zu verleihen. Wir stellen einige ihrer Videos in den Zusammenhang mit der Arbeit des Medienladens Hamburg und des daraus entstandenen Frauen- Medienzentrums Bildwechsel sowie den Kämpfen von Paper Tiger TV, NY, für ein Community-Public-TV.
Claudia von Alemann zeigt und diskutiert den Film „… das ist nur der anfang, der kampf geht weiter“, ein Dokument der ersten Dchritte des Videoaktivismus der französischen Studentenbewegung.

Zu Gast sind:
Nicole Fernandez Ferrer (Centre Audiovisuel Simone-de-Beauvoir, Paris),
Hélène Fleckinger (Association Carole Roussopoulos, Paris),
*durbahn (Bildwechsel Hamburg),
Adrienne Silverman (Paper Tiger TV, NY),
Claudia von Alemann (Köln)

Eintritt frei / Spenden willkommen!

Organisiert von Manuela Schininá und Madeleine Bernstorff


Samstag, 09.03-2013 // 17:00

DAS IST NUR DER ANFANG… DER KAMPF GEHT WEITER / it’s just the beginning… the struggles continues;
F/D 1968/69 45’ french with german overdub, d : Claudia von Alemann
The first steps of video-activism with the new portapak–camera, filmed during the student protests in May 68. With Claudia von Alemann and Jean-Luc Godard.

BILDERBOGEN: VOM MEDIENLADEN ZU BILDWECHSEL / a sequence of images: from ‘medienladen’ to bildwechsel
D 1979 30’ in german, d : bildwechsel
A sequence of images and sounds which recall, from a rather subjective perspective, the development of the ‘mixed-gender’ project, ‘medienladen’ to the ‘women’s media center’, ‘bildwechsel’.
Guests: Claudia von Alemann, film director + *durbahn, bildwechsel Hamburg.

bonus: EINFÜHRUNG IN DEN PORTAPAK / introduction to the portapak,
D 1976 fragment 15’ in german – at the video viewing station
Documentation of video-history/video-herstory: technical self-help diy aspects from a women’s perspective.
// 19:00 //

GENET PARLE D’ANGELA DAVIS / Angela Davis is at your mercy
F 1970 8’ french + english subtitles, d : Carole Roussopoulos
Shortly after the African-American activist Angela Davis was arrested in October 1970, poet Jean Genet repeats a manifesto three times, for a TV-recording opposing the racist policy of the USA, and in support of the Black Panther Party and Angela Davis. The TV broadcast was eventually censored. One of Carole Roussopoulos’ first videos.

F 1976 27’ french + english subtitles, d : Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig > Les Insoumuses
A brilliantly enacted reading of Valerie Solanas’ text from 1967 which was at that time out of print: the utopian/dystopian reversal of the gender-power-relations and an excessive parody on patriarchal universalism. Delphine Seyrig dictates and Carole Roussopoulos types frenetically on a mechanical typewriter. Between them, on the table, a TV-set, on which the camera zooms in occasionally; or the sound is turned up‚ broadcasting a continuous series of (men’s) wars.

LA MORT N’A PAS VOULU DE MOI : PORTRAIT DE LOTTE EISNER / death didn’t want me : portrait of Lotte Eisner
F 1984 14’30 french + english subtitles
d: Michel Celemenski, Carole Roussopoulos, Carine Varène, Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir.
Lotte Eisner (1896-1983) German film critic and co-founder, with Henri Langlois and Georges Franju, of the ‘Cinémathèque Française‘, fled to France in 1933 (Eisner was interned in 1940 in the Gurs concentration camp in the South of France). She speaks about her work, her life, and cinema colleagues such as actress Louise Brooks, and her support of the young German cinema of the seventies, as well as her connection to the filmmaker Werner Herzog.
Guests: Hélène Fleckinger, Association Carole Roussopoulos.

// 21:00 //

Presentation by Adrienne Silverman, paper tiger TV, ca. 20’min.

TV TURN ON: STEPPING UP TO THE ELECTRONIC SOAPBOX – a look back at the origins of the Manhattan Neighborhood Network
USA 1990 28’, d : paper tiger TV – A show made by: May Ying Welsh, Mary Feaster, Martha Wallner, Simone Farkhondeh, Linda Lannacone, Joel Katz, Shue Lea Cheang and many many others and dedicated to the public access visionaries DeeDee Halleck and George Stoney.
In the early 1990′s Paper Tiger TV, and Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), organized community groups all over Manhattan to form an organisation entitled NYCRM– New York Citizens for Responsible Media, to pressure the city to implement public access. This Paper Tiger program shows the activism that enabled MNN to exist.
Guests: Adrienne Silverman, paper tiger TV + Nicole Fernandez Ferrer, Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir, + * durbahn, bildwechsel Hamburg.

bonus: UTV : “You are the user, You are the advertiser, you are the producer“
( –  at the video viewing station in the gallery


Sonntag, 10.03.2013 // 17:00

D 1980 21’ in german, d : bildwechsel
Berlin at night, burning torches, women disguised and painted in colours: gathering together on the 30 April 1980, in large numbers, for the women’s demonstration against rape. A small witch hand puppet recalls the story of the witches (and witch-hunt) and the meaning of that special night.

Y A QU’A PAS BAISER ! / just don’t have sex
F 1973 17’ french + english subtitles
d : Carole Roussopoulos, Vidéo Out
A militant documentation advocating free and legal contraceptives and abortion. The video changes between the first major feminist demonstration in Paris in November 1971 and a scene using the ‘methode Karman’ which works with a vacuum aspiration technique. This is used as a less harmful method in the early stages of pregnancy and in the video is practiced in a caring environment.
Guests: *durbahn, bildwechsel Hamburg +Nicole Fernandez Ferrer, Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir +Hélène Fleckinger, Association Carole Roussopoulos.

// 18:30 //

DAS ENTDECKERINNENPRINZIP / the principle of discovering
A/D 1985 30’ in german
An audio of a lecture by *durbahn about the media-specificity of video given at the first international video-biennial in Vienna, co-organised by Medienwerkstatt Wien.

bonus: extract of WOMEN’S CAMERA
D 1970 (20’) in german, d : Gardi Deppe, Ingrid Oppermann, Barbara Kasper, Brigitte Krause, Tamara Wyss.
An educational film planned and enacted by the women’s group at a basic film class at DFFB.

LEHREN UND LERNEN – VIDEO AN DIE DFFB / teaching and learning – video to DFFB
D 1980 in german, d : bildwechsel/medienladen
At that time, celluloid film technique only was taught at the Berlin film school DFFB – the first video courses and video machines were provided by medienladen Hamburg.

// 19:30 //

WERBEWELTEN FRAUENABTEILUNG / the world of advertising – women’s department
D 1986 15’ in german, d : bildwechsel
A compilation of 46 publicity-spots depicting women from Great Britain, Austria, Switzerland and Germany, separated by inserts of TV white-noise.

MASO ET MISO VONT EN BATEAU / maso and miso go boating
F 1976 55’ french + english subtitles
d : Nadja Ringart, Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig, Ioana Wieder
> Les Muses s’amusent / muses amusing themselves
When the (UN-declared) ‘year of the woman’ ended, the ‘secretary of state for women’s issues’, Françoise Giroud was invited for a TV-talk show and confronted with a lot of misogynist statements and positions and reacted by playing the ‘nice girl’. Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig, Ioana Wieder and Nadja Ringart produced a ‘détournement’, a hilarious statement of media-criticism, by subverting this with inserts, comments, songs.
Guests: Nicole Fernandez Ferrer, Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir, Paris + *durbahn, bildwechsel Hamburg + Hélène Fleckinger, Association Carole Roussopoulos.

// 21:00 //

F 1993 33’ french + english subtitles
d : Carole Roussopoulos, p : La Fondation de France, Le Centre d’Accueil et de Soins Hospitaliers de Nanterre, La Fondation Crédit Local de France.
Documentation of homeless men and their medical treatment at the Nanterre Hospital, which considers both their social and medical precariousness. The video contributed to the foundation of the SAMU Sociale, a municipal humanitarian emergency service in several cities in France and worldwide.

PRAMONT : UNE DEUXIÈME CHANCE ! / Pramont, a second chance!
CH 2009 35’ french + english subtitles
d : Carole Roussopoulos in collaboration with Canal 9 at Sierre, le Centre de Pramont et l’Institut international des Droits de l’Enfant (IDE) Sion Suisse.
Inmates of the Valais Youth detention center Pramont, use the video camera and self-written scenarios, to interview the staff and themselves, to depict their lives and the repressive system of the center and of society.
guests: Hélène Fleckinger,  Association Carole Roussopoulos + others.

Video viewing-stations with further material by bildwechsel Hamburg, Carole Roussopoulos, UTV.

CH 2011 76’ french + english subtitles
d: Emmanuelle de Riedmatten
A portrait of Carole Roussopoulos (1945 – 2009), who pioneered portable video in France in the early 1970s. Through extracts from her films, archival images, and interviews with family and friends, the itinerary of a fighter who filmed the Women’s Liberation Movement, factory occupations, and early gay rights demands, and who, throughout her life, gave voice to the unknown, to the “voiceless”, participants in social struggles and movements for emancipation.

Eintritt frei / Spenden willkommen!

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