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  • Ute Aurand, Lisbeth 2012, film still Courtesy the artist

    Ute Aurand, Lisbeth 2012, film still Courtesy the artist

  • Ute Aurand, To Be Here 2013, film still Courtesy the artist

    Ute Aurand, To Be Here 2013, film still, Courtesy the artist

  • Ute Aurand, To Be Here 2013, film still Courtesy the artist

    Ute Aurand, To Be Here 2013, film still, Courtesy the artist

  • Ute Aurand, To Be Here 2013, film still Courtesy the artist

    Ute Aurand, To Be Here 2013, film still, Courtesy the artist

  • Ute Aurand, Susan 2012, film still Courtesy the artist

    Ute Aurand, Susan 2012, film still Courtesy the artist

  • Ute Aurand, Susan 2012, film still Courtesy the artist

    Ute Aurand, Susan 2012, film still Courtesy the artist

Ute Aurand has established herself since the 1980s as a key filmmaker in the personal or diary tradition of Margaret Tait, Jonas Mekas and Marie Menken, creating intimate and responsive films that capture fleeting moments, glimpses and snippets of life around her. This opening screening features a selection of recently acclaimed films combining poetic portraits and studies of place.As Ute Aurand has stated ‘filming portraits allows me to emphasize private gestures and moments beyond narration and documentation. Sometimes I collect footage for years before deciding to edit a portrait, [like] Susan or Hanging Upside Down in the Branches, then again a portrait like Lisbeth was filmed only on two occasions and edited shortly afterwards.’ Together with these is Zu Hause a self-portrait and her ambitious work To Be Here 2013 a free-wheeling exploration of North America, drawing on footage and experiences fromNew England with the all female Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts to New York and the Hopi reservation in Arizona.

Programme

Susan + Lisbeth

Ute Aurand, Germany 2012, 16mm, colour/black & white, sound, 7 min

Hanging Upside Down in the Branches / Kopfüber im Geäst

Ute Aurand, Germany 2009, 16mm, colour/black & white, silent, 15 min

To Be Here

Ute Aurand, Germany/USA, 2013, 16mm, colour/black & white, sound, 38 min

At Home / Zu Hause

Ute Aurand,Germany 1998, 16mm, colour, 2.50 min

Followed by a conversation with the artist
Programme duration 63 min