Workshop: The Projector As Instrument


Date: Monday, May 16 & Tuesday, May 17 2016
Workshop: 10:00 – 17:00 both days
Location: LaborBerlin e.V., Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin

This workshop is open to non-LaborBerlin members.
Previous processing experience is recommended, but not necessary.

Floris Vanhoof_exhibition view_c Philippe De Gobert (5)

LaborBerlin is proud to welcome Floris Vanhoof to lead the first workshop of the RE-MI (Re-Engineering Moving Image) project. REMI is a cooperation project run by Mire (Nantes, FR), WORM.Filmwerkplaats (Rotterdam, NL) and LaborBerlin (Berlin, DE), focused on the creation, preservation and circulation of technical knowledge of analogue film in order to support its use as a creative medium.

Floris will lead participants in exploring the possibilities of the film projector as an artistic tool. Together they will shoot, develop and print footage in black and white and color which they will combine with multiple projectors to explore different techniques of loop phasing. Join us in transforming the projector from a passive device into an an instrument that can push the boundaries of perception. More information about the workshop can be found on here.

Floris Vanhoof from Antwerpen (BE), is a media-archeologist who deliberately chooses analogue technology, not for nostalgic reasons but because he wants to experiment with what once has been considered high-tech. His work also includes new technologies like microprocessors. Technology is not an end in itself but a means to explore new images, ideas and sounds in a poetic way.

Participation is limited and pre-registration is required. To register for the workshop please send an email to

Workshop fee for non-members: 50 €


Masterclass – Using and reusing Crass Animation Equipment

From April 11 to 15,  ten lab members worked with Lutz Garmsen to learn the ins and outs of the Crass animation and optical printing equipment. After 5 days of intense work we were able to set up a fully functioning animation table with the option of shooting on either 16, super 16 or 35mm, plus the option of using rear projection on 16mm. We also set up a optical printing bench that allows us to do 16mm optical printing and blow ups from 16mm to 35mm.
Thanks to Lutz Garmsen for all the help and guidance. We’re eager to see the great new works that the machines will allow LaborBerlin members to bring into the world!









Lutz Garmsen’s Crass Masterclass

Lutz Garmsen’s Crass Masterclass

Lutz Garmsen’s Crass Masterclass

Lutz Garmsen’s Crass Masterclass



This masterclass was part of the RE MI. Photos by Laurence Favre.
More information here.


Campaign FILM AIN’T DEAD ends

Dearest LaborBerlin 2.0 Supporters!


Last night the impossible happened!   Overnight we reached an unbelievable 101% of our funding goal!  Every one of us at LaborBerlin is absolutely drowning in gratitude for all the support and donations that have flooded in over the last 6 weeks of our campaign.  For everyone who could not donate but supported us in countless other ways we are also incredibly grateful!

We are on top of the world right now to know that great things can happen when enough people gather around and demand to see a change!

From the very beginning we had no idea that we could grow such a strong movement.  But what was clear already is that throughout this campaign LaborBerlin has been changing.  We have reached beyond ourselves and contextualised who we are, both locally in Berlin, but also globally amongst the network of awesome analogue activists from Indonesia to Cairo to Toronto and everywhere in-between.  We are humbled by our incredible new connections to others who also demand that analogue film is here to stay. & we dreamed about what we want to see for the future!

But it is each and everyone of our ANALOGUE FILM WARRIORS who has made this possible!  We really made some noise together!!  & LaborBerlin is already expanded with all your voices shouting out loudly with us that FILM AIN’T DEAD!!!!

Thank you a thousand million times from the very bottom of our analogue beating hearts!

Please look at our campaign page here:


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LaborBerlin 2.0 – FILM AIN’T DEAD

FILM AIN’T DEAD – – our crowd-funding campaing is getting to the end and we need your help!!! We are absolutely overwhelmed and excited by the incredible support that has been mustered up in the last 24 hours!  A MASSIVE THANK YOU to each and every one of our 363 donors and everyone else who has been supporting us in so many other ways!

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We are so so so close to reaching our goal!  We need to raise 8247€ in these last 2 days!  We can do this with YOUR support! It seems unbelievable – but if each and every one of our supporters raised just another 24€ from their friends we will reach our goal!

Please help us reach out to new supporters. Every phone-call, every message on facebook, and every email makes a huge difference!

Check & support the campaign here:

FILM AIN’T DEAD FOREVER – Party at Südblock

Date: Friday, March 18 2016
Miniconcerts: 23:00 (Doors: 22:00)
Location: Südblock, Admiralstr. 1-2, 10999 Berlin


Analogue film is grainy and dirty, baby. On this dark night, LaborBerlin invites your grainy dirty side to party with us in an offering to celebrate the future/s of analogue film. All film, art and music in solidarity with the FILM AIN’T DEAD project from LaborBerlin to protect our heritage of analogue film history and sustain diversity in future film practice.

For more information about the initiative from LaborBerlin, please check out the following link – LaborBerlin 2.0 – FILM AIN’T DEAD!

More information about the event here.

FILM AIN’T DEAD – Expanded Cinema at Spektrum

Date: Saturday, March 5 2016
Screening: 20:00
Location: Spektrum | art science community, Bürknerstr. 12, 12047 Berlin

In the earliest days of film, every screening was a performance; projectors were hand-cranked, sound was performed live. Today outside of the multiplex, analog filmmakers carry on the tradition of film as a unique experience.

For the third event in the LABORBERLIN 2.0 – FILM AIN’T DEAD crowd-funding initiative we’re happy to present an evening of expanded cinema created by LaborBerlin members and friends. Come and experience film beyond the limits of the single screen. Multiple projectors, multiple screens, live sound, and the warm glow of celluloid await you. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see film alive before your eyes.

All proceeds will be added to our campaign. Join the movement! Spread the word! FILM AIN’T DEAD!

Preto & Branco (c)Distruktur, 2015


BRIDGES TO CROSS by Deborah Phillips in collaboration with Ibrahim al Harasch (2016 I 10 min I 2 x slide projectors)
PRETO E BRANCO by Distruktur in collaboration with Chatschatur Kanajan (violin + eletronics) (2015 I 10 min I 2 x 16mm)
APOCALYPSE FOR YOU by Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy (2014 I 20 min I 2x 16mm)
DEMAIN by Igor Buharov, Guillaume Cailleau and Michel Balagué in collaboration with Amélie Legrand and Tatsumi Ryusui (2016 I 20 min I 16mm, Super8 & digital projection).


Photos: Bernd Lützeler & Arne Hector

FILM AIN’T DEAD – Screening at Ausland

Date: Thursday, February 25 2016
Screening: 20:00
Location: Ausland, Lychener Strasse 60, 10437 Berlin


FILM AIN’T DEAD and will never die. At least for us in LaborBerlin e.V. But for sure it gets more and more rare to show and watch films on film. For this screening we prepared a programme composed by 14 short films by LaborBerlin members, produced between 2002 and 2016. All of them will be projected in 16 and 35mm copies, many of them with optical sound. Come share with us this moment of true analog beauty. After the projection musical entertainment will be provided by mfx.

Thank you Ausland for the invitation and co-organization, specially Michael Freerix and Mario Michel.

Last and the most important: This event is part of the crowd funding campaign and all proceeds will be donated to this initiative. Follow the campaign here – LaborBerlin 2.0 – FILM AIN’T DEAD!.


71 (16mm, 7 min, 2005) by Deborah S Phillips
Alcheringa (16mm, 4 min, 2016) by Björn Speidel
Guido Möbius: Batagur Baska (35mm, 7 min, 2016) by Bernd Lützeler
Copie Pirate – 2 Days in Paris (16mm, 3 min, 2007) by Irene Revolte
Don’t Look Back / Labirinto (16mm, 6 min, 2012) by Distruktur
Double Happiness (16mm, 6 min, 2016) by Sadashivam Rao
Hotel Tubu (35mm, 4 min, 2002) by Igor & Ivan Buharov
Johnny and the gooses (35mm, 6 min, 2009) by Igor & Ivan Buharov / Vasile Croat
Release – Exercise with hair 1 (16mm, 3 min, 2016) by Imogen Heath
Saindo de Roca Sales (16mm, 4 min, 2015) by Distruktur
Schleusenroth – 3. Version (16mm, 14 min, 2014-16) by Volga
Sepp Herberger (35mm, 7 min, 2014) by Björn Speidel
Studie zur Farbe (16mm, 8 min, 2014) by Lucas Bueno Maia
The Voice of God (35mm, 10 min, 2011) by Bernd Lützeler


Big thank-you to everyone who came last weekend to DIFFRAKTION #6! It was an incredible night with so many wonderful films and live-film performances. It was an honor to host 2 awesome guest programs with Amanda Thomson from IRIS film collective (Vancouver/Canada) and Rizki Lazuardi from Lab Laba-Laba, Indonesia. That night we also launched our new initiative and crowdfunding campaign, LABORBERLIN 2.0 – FILM AIN’T DEAD.


Photos © Joe Kake / Joe K. Photography