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Focus on Artist-Run Film Labs at [S8] Mostra de Cinema Periférico


LaborBerlin will take part in the Focus on Artist-Run Film Labs at the [S8] Mostra de Cinema Periférico in A Coruña, Spain. Also there to participate in the discussion will be Nicolas Rey from L’abominable (France), Daïchi Saïto and Malena Szlam from Double Negative (Canada) and Luis Macías and Adriana Vila from Crater-Lab (Spain). The event will take place June 7th starting at 10:30h.

More info here.


Video of DIFFRAKTION 2014


Design by Sara Lehn

Design by Sara Lehn

Film Screening / Performance / Concert

After three successful editions LaborBerlin once again presents DIFFRAKTION, its very own annual showcase of new works on film by its members and friends. This year, DIFFRAKTION will encompass a full-day event with various film programs, talks, film performances and live music.

LaborBerlin is a nonprofit, independent film collective, open to any and every individual interested in artist-run initiatives and analogue film practices. With this in mind, the goal of this event is to be an open invitation to anyone that’s interested in preserving the artistic use of analog film, and in supporting collective initiatives that seek to make these types of practices open, accessible, non-hierarchical and non-commercial.

We believe that the present moment, when most traditional film labs are closing and digital media has become the dominant option for audiovisual production, is not a time of crisis for analog film but a moment of opportunity. Film and the knowledge around it, now free from the demands of the commercial sector, can begin a new life as a truly independent medium to be openly shared and collectively developed. However, with this opportunity come many more challenges. Which is why we want to present this event as an open forum for discussions and suggestions on how to overcome the challenges that LaborBerlin, and many other organizations like it, face today. LaborBerlin in particular is currently at risk because of upcoming rent hikes. Therefore this event also serves as a fundraiser to guarantee that we can keep an open and economically accessible space.


© Minze Tummescheit & Arne Hector

© Minze Tummescheit & Arne Hector

4pm – Film “In Arbeit” (Part 1 – L’abominable)

This is the first part in Arne Hector and Minze Tummescheit’s ongoing documentary series, “In Arbeit”, a filmic investigation of the reality, possibilities and limitations of collective action. In this section the directors visit the french artist-run film lab,  L’Abominable, to explore the particulars of their collective experience.

5pm – Open discussion on the contemporary realities of the collective film lab

Following the screening, the film’s directors and other members of the lab will be present to talk about the the model of the collectively-run independent film lab and the advantages and challenges that one faces when working within a structure of this type. In particular we will discuss the future of such models and the strategies available for their survival.

© Jodie Mack

© Jodie Mack

6:30 pmFilms by friends of LaborBerlin

LaborBerlin is a proud member of, the network of independent film labs. is a platform for the exchange of  knowledge, information and new ideas around the practice of analog filmmaking. Its aim is to support and expand the independent use of photochemical filmmaking in all its possible forms. This year we’ll be showing films from two other labs in the network, WORM.filmwerkplaats (Rotterdam) and Cherry Kino (Leeds). In this program we will also show two films by another guest, Jodie Mack, who is joining us in Berlin after presenting a program of her films at the Rotterdam Film Festival.

With works on Super8 und 16mm by Daan de Bakker; Florian Cramer; Martha Jurksaitis; Jodie Mack; Judith van der Made; Helene Martin; Marcy Saude; Lichun Tseng; Esther Urlus; Nan Wang

© Clara Bausch

© Clara Bausch

8:30 pm – Films and performances by members of LaborBerlin

As it has become our custom we present here a program of recent and new films and performances by LaborBerlin members. Though ranging widely in their approach they all nonetheless show a commitment to exploring the possibilities of film as an artistic language that still has much to say.

With works on Super8 und 16mm by Clara Bausch; Guillaume Cailleau; Teresa Delgado & Jakob Kirchheim; Distruktur; Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy; Imogen Heath; Andreas Kebschull & Andreas Zech; Kolja Kunt & Bernd Lützeler; Linn Löffler; Lucas Maia; Klara Ravat; Sadashivam Rao; Björn Speidel; Volga

10:30pm – Live music with Filmriss & Craig Mattingley Band

Villa Neukölln                                                                                                                                                                      Hermannstraße 233

Admission 5 – 8 Euro

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Double Première: DISTRUKTUR im AUSLAND

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LaborBerlin members Gustavo Jahn and Melissa Dullius, also known as Distruktur, will be showing two films for the first time in Berlin. The double premiere will happen in Ausland on January 26th at 8 pm .

I. In the traveler´s heart

Lithuania/Germany/Brazil – 2013, 16mm, colour, sound, 20min
Directed by Melissa Dullius & Gustavo Jahn

“The winter reigns as the Traveler crosses by feet an ancient landscape. In this place there’s also another presence, someone who’s very similar to the Traveler. Does the Traveler realise this figure that cohabits the same space as him? Is the other a guardian angel or a devil?”

In the traveler´s heart, was shot last winter in Lithuania, during an artist residency at the Nida Art Colony. The film was commissioned by the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius with support of Goethe Institut Vilnius and took part at the group exhibition Ritual Room in April 2013.
In the traveler´s heart received recently an Honourable Mention of the Jury at Festival de Cinema de Santa Maria da Feira in Portugal and was screened at the Onde section of the Torino Film Festival in Italy.

II. Filme de Pedra
Germany/Brazil – 2014, 16mm, B&W, live sounds, 20min
Directed by Gustavo Jahn & Melissa Dullius

“Who has ears to listen to the voice of stones?”

The second half of the program is the presentation of the mineral odissey Filme de Pedra. The film was shot in and around Berlin and in Florianópolis – Brazil, featuring stones from all over the world. Although some excerpts of Filme de Pedra have been exhibited in Berlin and São Paulo, what expects you on sunday is beyond preview and synopsis.
Filme de Pedra was entirely processed and copied by hand in LaborBerlin e.V.
During the projection of  Filme de Pedra sounds and music will be performed live.



 Jan 26th 2014 – Sunday – 8 pm

 Admission 7€ / 5€


Territory for experimental music, performance and art

Lychener Str. 60 10437 Berlin




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LaborBerlin Spring Screening

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LaborBerlin is proud to take part in the the Goethe Institute’s workshop “Was macht das Medium? Kunst im Zeitalter des Digitalen”.

On Friday May 24th, a group of international Goethe Institute staff members will receive a talk by LaborBerlin members Michel Balagué, Arne Hector, Minze Tummescheit, Linn Löffler and Oscar de Gispert, with the title “Ökonomie / Markt und die Un/Abhängigkeit von der Industrie” (The Economy/Market and In/dependece from the Industry).

Following the lecture we’re happy to invite everyone to Stattbad Wedding for an evening of films and performances by LaborBerlin members and friends. With films by Ute Aurand, Michel Balagué, Robert Beavers, Distruktur, Milena Gierke, Jakob Kirchheim & Teresa Delgado, Lewis Lloyd, Doireann O´Malley, Deborah S. Phillips, Björn Speidel, Sophie Watzlawick and Jeff Weber, and performances by Clara Bausch & Linn Löffler and Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy.

Doors open at 8 p.m.
Screening starts at 9 p.m.
entrance: 3-5 €

Stattbad Wedding
Gerichtstrasse 65

Different Hands – Different Eyes


Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy have been in Jakarta all month participating in the Ruangrupa ArtLab program.

On April 24th & 27th they will give a talk on LaborBerlin and the independent film lab model at the Technology Institute (ITB) in Bandung and the Goethe Institut in Jakarta. They will also present a screening of films by Christopher Becks & Peter Miller, Guillaume Cailleau & Ben Russell, Deborah S. Phillips, Thorsten Fleisch and Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy.

On the 26th at the Ruangrupa Gallery they will give a 16mm shooting and developing workshop as well as a presentation about their film project on the phenomenon of the “Masked Monkeys”. They will speak about the results of their research on this marginal economic activity and the way it relates to issues of urban mobility and informal economic transactions.

LaborBerlin at Directors Lounge


LaborBerlin is pleased to present a selection of films and a performance by its members at the 9th Directors Lounge.

Monday, 11.02.2013 at 6:00 PM
Naherholung Sternchen | Berolinastraße 7 | 10178 Berlin / Mitte
(Ubhf- Schillingstraße behind Kino International / Rathaus Mitte)

Ritournelle by Christopher Becks & Peter Miller
2012 | 16mm | 3 Min

Rokh II by Distruktur
2012 | 16mm | 5 Min

Surface Chemistry by Imogen Heath
2012 | double 16mm projection | 3 Min

A Home Inside by Anja Dornieden & Juan David Gonzalez Monroy
2013 | live audiovisual presentation with three 16mm projectors | 20 Min