HOW WE MOVE
DECEMBER PROGRAM

SALT BEYOĞLU

DECEMBER 11 – DECEMBER 31, 2011

DECEMBER 13-18



Stereo
David Cronenberg
1969, 35mm transferred to DVD, English, 62’

Before his turn to cerebral, low-budget horror films, David Cronenberg produced Stereo, a wry, avant-garde feature. Set in the hypothetical Canadian Academy of Erotic Inquiry, the film chronicles experiments in psychosexual telepathy.

Crimes of the Future
David Cronenberg
1970, 35mm transferred to video, English, 70min
With Turkish subtitles

Set in the aftermath of a plague triggered by modern cosmetics that has killed off all sexually mature women, this chilling exercise in bio-dystopian science fiction centers on the intrigues and experiments of a dermatological clinic called the House of Skin.

Museum Futures: Distributed
Neil Cummings & Marysia Lewandowska
2008, DVD, English, 32’

Commissioned by the Moderna Museet in Stockholm on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Museum Futures: Distributed projects 50 years into the future to speculate on the identity and ethos of the institution. Assuming the form of an interview with the museum’s executive director, the video deploys the tropes of science fiction and journalism to examine the role of artists, museums, galleries, markets and academies in a world dominated by a shrinking public sphere.

State Legislature
Frederick Wiseman
2006, 16mm transferred to DVD, English, 217’
Without subtitles

Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman observes a three-month session of the Idaho state legislature in this tenacious portrait of the democratic process. Uniquely composed of “citizen legislators” culled from the local population, the Idaho legislature meets to deliberate on issues ranging from an outbreak of “video voyeurism,” to rising utility costs, to the salaries of high school teachers. Wiseman experiences an unexpected fascination with these mundane procedures, offering a clear-eyed look at due process in action.

High School
Frederick Wiseman
1968, 16mm transferred to DVD, English, 75’

High School was filmed at a large urban high school in Philadelphia. The film documents how the school system exists not only to pass on “facts,” but also to transmit social values from one generation to another. High School presents a series of formal and informal encounters between teachers, students, parents and administrators, through which the ideology and values of the school emerge. (Zipporah Films)

Yves Saint Laurent 5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris
David Teboul
2002, Video, French, 85’
With English subtitles

Set within the hermetic Parisian atelier of Yves Saint Laurent, David Teboul’s meticulously observant documentary follows the creation, production and display of the great courtier’s final prêt-a-porter collection. Less a celebration of genius than a diagram of power and its deployment through a complex hierarchy of assistants, artisans and other court attendees, this singular portrait of contemporary production unfolds with crystalline clarity.


DECEMBER 20-25



Villa Watch
Natascha Sadr Haghighian & Judith Hopf
2005, Video and 16mm transferred to DVD, English, 15’

A group of people enters a villa to attend a lecture but, for reasons that remain unexplained, cannot (or will not) leave. Three forms of media triangulate to ponder this event: an artist making a 16mm film, a TV crew and a local spectator wielding a digital video camera. Borrowing the conceit of Luis Buñuel’s absurdist classic The Exterminating Angel, Haghighian and Hopf stage a curious meditation on media, spectatorship and the paradox of attendance.

Making Istanbul Modern
Ali Kazma
2005, Video, English, 15’50”

Video artist Ali Kazma’s ongoing project of precise, scrupulously edited meditations on modes of labor, production and craftsmanship finds one of its richest subjects in the construction of the İstanbul Museum of Modern Art. Shifting from the micro-details of physical tasks and architectural details to macro-perspectives on evolving exhibition spaces, Making Istanbul Modern offers a dense, kaleidoscopic portrait of an emerging physical and cultural infrastructure.


DECEMBER 27-31


The above program will be repeated.


Screening Schedule



December 11


High School (looped)

December 13


Stereo (looped)

December 14


Crimes of the Future (looped)

December 15


Museum Futures: Distributed (looped)

December 16


State Legislature (looped)

December 17


High School (looped)

December 18


Yves Saint Laurent 5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris (looped)

December 20-24


Villa Watch 12.00, 15.00, 18.00
Making Istanbul Modern 13.00, 16.00, 19.00
Museum Futures 14.00, 17.00

December 25


Villa Watch 10.30, 13.00, 16.00
Making Istanbul Modern 11.00, 14.00, 17.00
Museum Futures 12.00, 15.00

December 27


Stereo 12.00
Crimes of the Future 13.15
Villa Watch 14.30
Making Istanbul Modern 14.45
Museum Futures 15.00
Yves Saint Laurent 5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris 16.00
Museum Futures 17.30
High School 18.15
Villa Watch 19.30
Making Istanbul Modern 19.45

December 28


State Legislature 12.00
Making Istanbul Modern 15.45
Yves Saint Laurent 5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris 16.00
Museum Futures 17.30
High School 18.15
Villa Watch 19.30
Making Istanbul Modern 19.45

December 29


Stereo 12.00
Crimes of the Future 13.15
Villa Watch 14.30
Making Istanbul Modern 14.45
Museum Futures 15.00
Yves Saint Laurent 5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris 16.00
Museum Futures 17.30
High School 18.15
Villa Watch 19.30
Making Istanbul Modern 19.45

December 30


Stereo 12.00
Crimes of the Future 13.15
Villa Watch 14.30
Making İstanbul Modern 14.45
Museum Futures 15.00

December 31


State Legislature 12.00
Making Istanbul Modern 15.45
Yves Saint Laurent 5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris 16.00
Museum Futures 17.30
High School 18.15
Villa Watch 19.30
Making Istanbul Modern 19.45
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