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The Art of the Obstinate Portrait

by Christa Blümlinger

„Gerd Kroske’s documentaries treat the return of what has not been settled in individual and social histories. They show and themselves bear witness to obstinacy, to a certain “perceptive capacity vis-à-vis everything taking place in the environment,” to speak with Alexander Kluge and Oskar Negt. To this we can add that Gerd Kroske is a filmmaker from Germany. Born at the end of the 1950s, working through the past is especially relevant for him as it was, already, for his predecessors. But at least initially, his own focus is less on the horror and rubble of the Nazi period than forms of separation and separating that stamped the post-1945 political and social order and then, in 1989, were defined anew. Kroske’s filmic work, born aesthetically and in terms of technical production in East Germany, developed immediately after the wall came down. Since then it has been concerned chiefly with attitudes and circumstances that can be traced back more or less directly to events and conditions on both sides of the wall. (…)“                   (extract from „The art of Obstinate Portrait“, © Christa Blümlinger 2013; tansl. Joel Golb) Essay from DVD booklet:

ZEITZUSTÄNDE, absolutmedien

the complete essay is here.

Movies:

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DVD BOX
STRICHEZIEHEN_dvd_Web
HEINO JAEGER
Grenzpunkt Beton
Die Stundeneiche
Der Boxprinz
Wollis-PARADIES_black735x1024
Schranken
Leipzig im Herbst
Galera
Kehraus, wieder
Bahnhof Brest
ABO
Kehrein, Kehraus
KURT-oder Du sollst lachen
Kehraus
La Villette
Leipzig in the Fall

News:

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Movie of the Month: “Drawing A Line”
"Drawing A Line" at Zeitgeschichtlichen Forum Leipzig
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“Leipzig in the Fall” at Uni Kino, Helmstedt
"Leipzig im Herbst" bei den Helmstedter Uni Tagen 2018
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Concrete End Point at A Clark Colloquium
„CONCRETE END POINT“ at „SITE/BORDER: THE FRAGILITY OF NARRATION“ ,A CLARK COLLOQUIUM
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Drawing A Line at the Clark Institut
Striche ziehen. at the Clark Colloquium Sit/Borders: The Fragylitiy of Narration
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“Sweep it up, swig it down” at Filmarchive Austria
"Kehrein, Kehraus" im Filmarchiv Austria
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“SPK Complex” Cinema release
Cinema realease "SPK Complex"
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“SPK Complex” at the 68th Berlinale Febr 15.-25.2018
World premiere at 68. Berlinale / Forum in Berlin