Speisekino #20: An Age of Propaganda – transmediale at Speisekino Moabit

Corn the food of the Nation Poster – Smithsonian Public Domain
Corn the food of the Nation Poster – Smithsonian Public Domain

15 September 2017

Free entrance
Menu 7,50 €

19:00 Doors open 
19:30 Food served (please register via mail)

Curated by Jack Stevenson & Kristoffer Gansing

History as told through American propaganda films from the world war to the cold war: transmediale has invited the renegade film archaeologist Jack Stevenson to present an evening of titles from his collection of classic and notorious 16mm shorts. Mixing satire, patriotism and graphic violence, these in your face films contain uncanny relations to our own “post-factual” present.

The evening is capped off by America’s in Real Trouble, a more down to earth yet equally surreal portrait of everyday life in 1960s America by Chicago-based experimental filmmaker Tom Palazzolo.

Der Fuehrer’s Face aka. Donald Duck in Nutzi Land (cartoon), 1943, 8'
Education for Death (cartoon), 1943, 12'
Your Job in Germany (dir. Frank Capra, United States War Department) 1945, 15'
Communism Comes To China (newsreel), 1950s, 4'
Survival Under Atomic Attack (The United States Office of Civil Defense), 1951, 10'
Germany: Red Spy Target, 1962, 15'
– Break to change spools –
Know Your Enemy: The Vietkong (U. S. Department of Defense), 1960s, 18'
Airforce Weapons Film, 10'
America´s in Real Trouble, (dir. Tom Palazzolo, experimental), 15'

Additionally to the film program and in cooperation with panke.gallery transmediale presents the installation The Internet . Express, a new arcade game by Jonas Lund.
On the Information Superhighway big corporations are out to capture your clicks and subject you to their ads. This game puts you to the test: can you avoid the big five, racing against you, or will you crash into them and be subjected to even more ads?

Polenta-Gnocchi alla Romana with Tomato-Sauce, Apple Crumble Cheesecake
For food, please register via mail.

About Speisekino Moabit – Food & Footage
Speisekino is an open air cinema which offers movies with meals and meals with movies every Friday from June until mid September. In cooperation with invited curators and cooks, ZK/U puts together a rich programme. 'Food and Footage' is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and is part of the project Shared Cities: Creative Momentum (SCCM).

ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics
Siemensstrasse 27
10551 Berlin

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