You are warmly invited to:
The launch of Occasional Criticism, a chapbook about cinema, criticism, being an audience and the ways film bleeds into our everyday lives, by Mike Sperlinger
on Friday 26 October, 6pm at Delphi Kino
Tübinger Str. 6, 70178 Stuttgart
followed by a dinner at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
“It is necessary to establish… that there is only one true cause because there is only one true God; that the nature or power of each thing is nothing but the will of God; that all natural causes are not true causes but only occasional causes.”
– Nicholas Malebranche
“A Theatre is a rarity, to be selected with care, anticipated, experienced, discussed at great length, long remembered. But a film more or less is neither here nor there.”
– Dorothy Richardson
In the spirit of Occasional Criticism, in which writer Mike Sperlinger explores the idea that any screening ultimately is an occasion for speculation and sociability, we do not know which film will be showing at the Delphi that night. Preceding the film is an audio recording from another cinema, captured thirty years ago in Berlin by film curator and writer Madeleine Bernstorff. The audience will receive a copy of Occasional Criticism and an invitation to carry on the conversation with Sperlinger and Bernstorff over dinner around the corner, at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart.
The evening is part of Gemini, curated by anorak and realised in cooperation with Akademie Schloss Solitude, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, and Delphi Kino.
Gemini continues with the opening of its first exhibition chapter on Friday 16 November, 7pm at Solitude’s Project Space with works by Rosa Aiello, Tupac Cruz, Daniel Hopp, James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Julica Morlok and Ana Wild.
Image: Construction of the New Jersey Turnpike, 17 November 1951. Courtesy of the Library of Congress