18.11.1989: One Hour of Cinematic Bliss


Dienstag 10 Juli
06:00 pm

This program coupled two unique films: Bruce Conner’s MONGOLOID (1978), a found footage film made for the American New Wave band Devo’s first single, and Ishii Sōgo’s 1/2 MENSCH (1/2 Human, 1985), which documents Einstürzende Neubauten’s 1985 album tour in Japan. Ishii Sōgo had previously met Blixa Bargeld at the Arsenal 2 cinema during a screening of his last film. “[T]he answer to all video clips. Not only because it’s longer.” (Die Tageszeitung, 11.12.1985)

Introduction: Ulrich Gregor

1/2 MENSCH  Ishii Sōgo Japan 1985 46 min
MONGOLOID Bruce Conner USA 1978 4 min