Film screening program, fall-winter 2015-16
The rock icon Patti Smith – also known as the Godmother of punk – has for a number of years worked with the photographer Steven Sebring on art exhibitions and book releases. After following the rock poet with his camera for over 10 years, Sebring acquired his film debut in 2008 with the music documentary Dream of Life. Opposed to a lot of conventional music films, presenting concert recordings or interviews with critics, Dream of Life is a poetic total experience, where you as a viewer will be transported into Smiths uncompromising, touching, pathos infused and quite so often amusing universe. Look forward to experience very different scenarios, such as sparkling live recordings, melancholic recordings of travelling and private life, a burger dinner at mom and dad’s and a trip to the beach with the bass player of Red Hot Chili Peppers where the two rock stars are competing in who urinated in the most bizarre place! All of this will be served with Patti Smith in the paramount leading role as a vital poet and an understated comic talent in an array of trembling beautiful recordings, which ensured Sebring a Primetime Emmy nomination and the Sundance award for best camerawork.
30 September, 6pm
Dream of Life. Instructed by Steven Sebring (USA, 2008, 109 min.)
+ Patti Smith DJ-set with DJ Niels.
Price: 50kr with a drink (beer, wine, cider and soft drinks)
Kunsthallens film program for the Winter season is in a broader sense, touching upon the thematic of COLLECTIVE MAKING. We will here attempt to combine very different movies with performances by musicians, poets and scientists. This involves live music, a silent horror film, a selection of surrealist experimental films, a couple of controversial modern classics, a beautiful documentary portrait of an artist and lastly a whacky hybrid film which combines fiction and fact in a surprising tale about civilizations downfall. Throughout the program of the fall Kunsthal Aarhus wished to change the framing of the traditional movie theater setting and allow the audience to have a different film experience.
Our COLLECTIVE MAKING movieprogram is guest curated by Peter Ole Pedersen