On January 16th Rae Spoon will be playing a show at Centro Sociale’s Erweitertem Wohnzimmer and on January 28th Rae will be back in Hamburg to read from their books ‘First Spring Grass Fire’ and ‘Gender Failure’.
Find out more about Rae on their website: www.raespoon.com
Concert: venue: Centro Sociale, Sternstr. 2, Hamburg date: January 16th, 2015 beginning: 9 pm
Reading: venue: Buchhandlung im Schanzenviertel, Schulterblatt 55, Hamburg date: January 28th, 2015 beginning: 8 pm
Dokumentarfilmsalon auf st. pauli and bildwechsel present: ROCK, RAGE & SELF DEFENSE: AN ORAL HISTORY OF SEATTLE’S HOME ALIVE
The film follows the origin story of Seattle’s grass-roots, self defense collective Home Alive. Prompted by the rape and murder of The Gits’ lead singer Mia Zapata, and other deaths in the Arts and Music community. Scared and infuriated, her friends and community members came together to share theirs fears and discuss how to be safe in that environment. The result was a low-cost self defense program. Understanding the connection between self defense and self-expression, nine women politicized the Seattle scene.
usa, 2013, 60 min, ov, digital
The film makers Leah Michaels and Rozz Therrien will be present during the screening.
venue: b-movie, Brigittenstraße 5, HAMBURG date: January 13th, 2015 beginning: bar: 6.30 pm, film: 8pm
Leah Michaels is a graduate of the University of Washington where she received her B.A. in History. Now based in Baltimore, Michaels has been working on completing her first film with co-creator Rozz Therrien. Michaels hopes the film will honor the story of Home Alive, and inspire the use of art with community action as a means to counter the culture of violence.
Rozz Therrien is a recent graduate from the University of Washington where she majored in American Ethnic Studies. Now based in Boise, she has spent the past two years working on her first film with co-creator Leah Michaels. As the film reaches completion, Therrien hopes the film’s message of community organizing will inspire a stronger sense of social responsibility. Therrien looks forward to exploring other avenues of D.I.Y. filmmaking and combining her passions of travel and film.
bildwechsel presents a swarm-viewing during the Hamburg International Queer Film Festival 2014
we know that every video/film wants to be seen. for a swarm-viewing we bring a collection of films and videos that are related to one another – by theme, or approach, or time, or place – this time we will be showing short films from the early years of the Queer Film Festival that we have digitized for the swarm-viewing during the festival.
the videos/films are presented together yet individually. the people who visit the swarm event can pick up a personal dvd player and each film from a central location where we are on hand to introduce the works one by one. the films/videos then can be viewed, at their own pace, alone or in groups.
swarm-viewing is a format we’ve experimented with already and it works really well – people swap films with one another and it seems to encourage people to discuss and engage with the work – it creates a really lovely film respecting atmosphere.
please feel invited to come.
and you are always invited to bring your own videos for the bildwechsel archives.