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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:

Cover_DVD Kopie Kopie
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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SPK Complex at “Cinema Verite”, Teheran / Iran
10.12.2018
SPK COMPLEX at the Festival "CINEMA VERITE" Teheran, Iran
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“SPK Complex” Screening in Oslo, Norway
18.11.2018
SPK KOMPLEX am 18.November 2018 im KUNSTERNES HUS, Oslo
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SPK Komplex beim CINEEUROPA (Vol32)
12.11.2018
The festival Cineeuropa 32 in Santiago de Compestella, Spain ( 11/7. - 11/ 28. Screening "SPK KOMPLEX"
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“SPK Complex” at 42th Duisburger Filmwoche
09.11.2018
“The system made us sick; let’s deal this sick system the death blow.”
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DVD release “SPK COMPLEX” 11/02/2018
02.11.2018
DVD release with extra bonus: An unpublished text by Franco Basaglia about the arrests of the SPK.