Shireen Seno at Kino Arsenal

  • Kino Arsenal
  • Screening

31.01.2023 / 19:30 – 21:30
With Shireen Seno

Filmmaker and artist Shireen Seno (Film Fellow 2022) is an important voice in independent Filipino cinema. On January 31, Kino Arsenal will once again dedicate an evening to her work – this time with a focus on her curatorial practice.

Shireen Seno’s video essay To Pick a Flower (2021) explores the transformation and commodification of nature through archival photographs from the American colonial occupation of the Philippines in the first half of the 20th century. The difficult relationship between humans and nature is intertwined with the perspective of the colonial powers which permeates the archives and conventions of photography.

As a curator, Seno also makes excavations: The Kalampag Tracking Agency: 30 Years of Experimental Film & Video from the Philippines, a subjective rather than representative program co-curated with Merv Espina, brings together 13 short films made between 1985 and 2015 that reflect an alternative Filipino moving image practice and include works by Raya Martin, Roxlee, Miko Revereza, John Torres, Tito & Tita.


To Pick a Flower
(Shireen Seno, Philippines, 2021, Engl. OV, 17 min)

The Kalampag Tracking Agency: 30 Years of Experimental Film & Video from the Philippines
Curated by Shireen Seno und Merv Espina, (approx. 70 min):

DROGA! (Miko Revereza, 2014)
Minsan Isang Panahon (Once Upon a Time) (Melchor Bacani III, 1989)
ABCD (Roxlee, 1985)
Bugtong: Ang Sigaw Ni Lalake (Riddle: Shout of Man) (RJ Leyran, 1990)
Very Specific Things at Night (John Torres, 2009)
Juan Gapang (Johnny Crawl) (Roxlee, 1986)
Chop-chopped First Lady + Chop-Chopped First Daughter (Yason Banal, 2005)
The Retrochronological Transfer of Information (Tad Ermitaño, 1994)
Ars Colonia (Raya Martin, 2011)
Class Picture (Tito & Tita, 2012)
Anito (Martha Atienza, 2012)
hindi sa atin ang buwan (the moon is not ours) (Jon Lazam, 2011)
Kalawang (Rust) (Cesar Hernando, Eli Guieb III & Jimbo Albano, 1989)

With an introduction by Shireen Seno

Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin

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