Exhibition closing party in the framework of the screening program AYE dunkelblau – part one at Parrotta Gallery
An evening with Susanne Winterling and Yusuf Etiman at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart presenting a screening of diverse films including Le Chant de Styrene by Alain Resnais.
Le Chant de Styrene is an image film commissioned by the plastic industry realized by latter grandmaster of cinema Alain Resnais in the year 1958 featuring a silky camera work by Sacha Vierny already recognizable then in this early stage and technical context, a flamboyant hymn of praise in alexandrine verses by Raymond Queneau and an algorithmically composed original score by Pierre Barbaud.
Taking this witness of time when plastic promised a revolutionary future as a starting point, this screening compiles diverse short films, music clips and commercials as an intermediate survey of a research about the interplay between the (female?) body and technology, about things natur(al) and art(ificial), about rotatable and stretchable parts, about attraction and desire, advertisement and coupling and so many things more – naturally also in this case all is spontaneously optional.
The complete program of AYE dunkelblau will be screened that day until 9pm at the Black Box of Parrotta Gallery.
Yusuf Etiman, born 1969 in Istanbul, lives and works in Berlin and Sao Paolo. He studied Communications at UdK Berlin and works as a graphic designer mainly in the context of electronic music and fine arts. His work is involved with urbanism, social situations, architecture and public/private space, uses diverse media including photography, text and performance depending on the context, and is dedicated to working processes, anti production and alternative structures. In recent years he has been mainly coordinating the extensive space/studio project BASSO in Berlin, which he initiated in 2004. One of his main areas of work is the screening of films, mainly of rare arthouse-cult films from the 1950s to 80s.