Kooperative für Darstellungspolitik
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Berlin Documentary Forum 1
New Practices Across Disciplines
Haus der Kulturen der Welt


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It is the documentary that inquiries into the means of image-producing practices. For the first time, an international meeting highlights documentary practices across disciplines. Berlin Documentary Forum demonstrates the increasingly significant role of the documentary in the visual arts, performance, literature and cinema. A key component of the encounter is the critical re-evaluation of historical processes in the light of the contemporary moment. Also at stake is the role that images and strategies of representation, subsumed under the term “documentary”, have acquired in present-day politics. As the distinctions between reality and fiction, artifact and document are challenged today more than ever, the Forum engages with the documentary not as the picturing of reality but as a way to come to terms with reality by means of working with and through images and narrative. The Berlin Documentary Forum thus seeks to explore new modes

Spatial Concept for Berlin Documentary Forum 1:
BDF uses the auditorium (staged events) and the roof terrace (intermissions). / Each event will use a specific spatial situation in the auditorium. / The format-situations will be created only by light and simple architectural elements. / There will be no scene-changes in between different formats. / All situations will be present in the auditorium at the same time. / The audience will have to move or re-orient each time the program goes on.

Curated by Hila Peleg, architecture by Jesko Fezer, Anita Kaspar, Andreas Müller (Kooperative für Darstellungspolitik)