Screening at Babylon cinema to celebrate the Berlin launch of Ellen Cantor, A history of the world as it has become known to me. With an introduction by Fatima Hellberg.
Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Tickets 9 EUR
Ellen Cantor, Pinochet Porn
Pinochet Porn (2008–2016) is a feature-length film embodying the multifaceted work of the late artist Ellen Cantor (1961–2013). Cantor worked on this feature-length, episodic narrative about the intertwined lives of five children and their maturation into adulthood during the final five years of her life. Produced using Super 8, archival footage, and animated drawings, Pinochet Porn takes the form of a soap opera, at once tragic and comical, and marked by a subversive sexuality. The story weaves between personal, political, and historical circumstances, obliquely revolving around the political discord under General Augusto Pinochet’s regime in Chile. The film is a document of an extended moment in New York and London avant-garde art and culture, featuring a range of artists, curators, writers, filmmakers, protagonists of the underground, musicians, and their children.
Ellen Cantor, A history of the world as it has become known to me
Editors: Lia Gangitano, Fatima Hellberg and Jamie Stevens
Contributors: Dodie Bellamy, Jonathan Berger, John Brattin, Ellen Cantor, Lia Gangitano, Cy Gavin, Jospeh Grigely, Clara López Menéndez and John Maybury
Publishers: Sternberg Press, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts and Participant Inc
Design: Pedro Cid Proença
Copyediting: Ben Caton (EN), Gitte Lindmaier (DE)
Translation: Robert Schlicht
Price: 26 EUR
An event hosted by Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, with special thanks to Babylon cinema. The next launch will take place with a launch event at Participant Inc, New York on Sunday 28 October, from 2pm.
Image: Ellen Cantor, Pinochet Porn, 2008–16. Courtesy: The Estate of Ellen Cantor and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
A history of the world as it has become known to me is realised with the generous support of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the City of Stuttgart, Wüstenrot Foundation, the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts, Baden-Württemberg (MWK), and Valeria Napoleone.