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Riki Kalbe - 15 Films

GER 1976-1998, 263 min

The DVD brings together for the first time the cinematic oeuvre by Riki Kalbe.

Synopsis

Riki Kalbe (born September 20, 1941 in Wuppertal, died January 2, 2002 in Berlin) was a filmmaker and photographer. She loved concrete things, discovering metaphorical universes in them, she invented the feminist hacker, anticipating reality, she researched ordinary stories and dedicated herself to hidden memory, always pursuing the question of how memory is possible at all. Between 1976 and 1998 she shot 15 films, some of them in collaboration with Barbara Kasper and others. In 2006 her films were shown at Arsenal cinema on the occasion of an exhibition of her photographs. She had spent a great deal of time there, both as spectator and as filmmaker. In the sensitive way that she brought things together and her excitement for ideas, she also functioned as a programmer. To express her long-term association with the Arsenal, she left her entire body of filmic work to the archive there. Her photographic estate is held at the Akademie der Künste.

DVD 1 
IM PRINZIP HABEN WIR NICHTS GEGEN MÄDCHEN (In Principle, We Don‘t Mind Girls…, 1976)
DER LETZTE KUSS (Sweet Sticky Stuff, 1977)
HEXENSCHUSS (Interferences, 1979)
DIE OPTISCHE INDUSTRIEGESELLSCHAFT ODER DARF’S EIN VIERTEL PFUND MEHR SEIN (The Optical Industrial Society or: Can I Give You a Little More?, 1983)
BODENPROBEN (Ground Analysis, 1987)
OHNE NACHTIGALLEN (Without Nightingales, 1987)

DVD 2
KNOTEN SONNBORN (Crossroads, 1988)
KAMENSÜD (South Kamen, 1989)
ZWEI ZU EINS (Two to One, 1991)
VON DER REICHSKANZLEI BIS PARAGUAY (From the Reich Chancellery to Paraguay, 1992)
DENKMALPFLEGE (Monuments, 1993)
FUSSVOLK (Pedestrians Crossing, 1994)
BERLINER LUFT (Berlin Air, 1996)
DER HORIZONT (The Horizon, 1996)
EIN GLEICHES (Another One, 1998)