ORTVI presents FOR A LIMITED TIME

THE MEMORY DIFFERENTIAL

CURATED BY AMANDA SCHMITT

A screening of seven videos that highlights the differentials between how technologies capture, record, and transcribe recorded 'memory' and the realities that this multiplicity of memory forms it in turn creates.

I SENT HIM A RABBIT

by Monika Czyzyk

The film presents a personal account of the moment in my life when I lost my video archive. I returned to the places where I originally filmed and by doing so, I find new material in the form of the DV tape archive of German filmmaker Reinhard Lorenz.

Parents

by Talia Chetrit

The artist reflects on the complex relationship between reality and representation, challenging notions of authenticity in the photographic medium. Here, she turns the video lens towards her unsuspecting parents, who believe they are lending their image towards still portrait photography.

The Recarcassing Ceremony

by Nina Katchadourian

This is a film tells the story of an elaborate game the artist and her brother played as children, invoking an elaborate community of characters embodied in Playmobil figurines.

VARIATIONS OF MAX

by Helene Sommer

This video is a montage narrating and intertwining the artist’s family history with the utopian universal history book “Syncronoptische Weltgeschichte” (Syncronoptical World history) and the biography of its author Arno Peters.

An Eloquent Woman

by Andrea Bowers

The lens is focused on a series of passionate love letters written by (the feminist and anarchist revolutionary) Emma Goldman to her lover between the years of 1908 to 1917.

Carousel

by Aura Rosenberg and Frances Scholz

This film is based on the text "Carousel" in Walter Benjamin's chronicle "Berlin Childhood around 1900". His book is a collection of forty-two short allegorical essays describing events and places from his childhood in turn of the century Berlin.

Imperial Panorama

by Aura Rosenberg and Frances Scholz

The film is part of of a larger project in progress based on Walter Benjamin's namesake collection "Berlin Childhood around 1900". A collaboration between Aura Rosenberg and Frances Scholz.

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