A series of Mises-en-Scènes by Florian Wüst
In a series of monthly evenings, Florian Wüst seeks to contextualize Salon Populaire spatially: by showing and commenting on selected film references and excerpts, he reflects on the history and the present of West Berlin – as the ‘storefront of the free West’, as a site for the squatting movements of the early 1980s, as well as a current ‘virgin land’ for galleries and art spaces.
Florian Wüst is an artist and freelance film curator based in Berlin.
A Film Club Screening and Conversation on Fantasy, Separation and Urban Planning. Hosted by Florian Wüst. Continue reading
A film club screening and conversation on power relationships, media addiction, and capitalist hypocrisy hosted by Florian Wüst. Continue reading
With the last event of the series, Film City Berlin reaches the recent past: the coming of age of the re-united city, symbolized by retro-style representational architecture and private town houses filling up the empty lots. The evening reflects on Berlin’s social transformations, the processes of commercialisation and the alleged rise of the so called creative class ever since the turn of the millenium.
In presence of Stephan Geene. Film excerpts out of After Effect (Stephan Geene, D 2007) and Eine flexible Frau (Tatjana Turanskyj, D 2010).
The first event, Behind the Codes, relates to the period around 1960 – a time in which the euphoria of economic progress and urban modernization merged with feelings of growing disorientation and the criticism of the suppression of the German past.