Their Attack is Our Escape


Film Workshop
LaborBerlin members Anja Dornieden and Juan David Gonzalez Monroy are in China to work on their latest film projects. They will also be in Beijing to teach a workshop at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art and present a film program with films of LaborBerlin members. This project is made possible with the generous support of the Goethe Institute Beijing.

Their Attack is Our Escape. Collage and the Undead Film: A Workshop
UCCA Beijing, China

On August 5th and 6th, experimental filmmakers Juan David Gonzalez Monroy and Anja Dornieden will conduct a Collage film workshop which aims to provide knowledge necessary for the creation of non-camera 16mm films with the use of a variety of collage techniques. Over the course of the workshop, participants will learn to directly manipulate 16mm film by cutting, gluing, taping and transferring images, text and other found materials onto a clear film base. Using newspapers, magazines, color gels, photocopies, and computer printouts each participant will bring these images back to life by creating their own short experimental film. In the course of two 4-hour sessions, participants will first learn about the principles of 16mm film and the history of collage as a filmmaking technique. They will get a hands-on overview of the basic collage techniques, from which they will choose and apply to their own films. Experimental films that use similar techniques will be screened to provide participants with context and examples for their own projects.
Each participant’s finished film will be projected at a screening party at the end of the workshop.

On August 4th, 7pm, Anja and Juan will give a talk about LaborBerlin, the independent lab model, and the experimental filmmaking scene in Berlin.
Click here to read more about the workshop and about the artists

Film program from LaborBerlin
Don’t look Back, Gustavo Jahn & Melissa Dullius, 2009
Easy Glow, Tobias Kraft, 2011
TB TX DANCE, Roger Beebe, 2006
I love Roadmovie, Clara Bausch, 2008
False Friends, Sylvia Schedelbauer, 2007
Amours Fantômes, Sophie Watzlawick, 2003
How To Catch A Mole, Juan David Gonzalez Monroy, 2009
Destination Finale, Phillip Widmann, 2008
Enter, Anja Dornieden, 2010
H(i)J, Guillaume Cailleau, 2009
Awe Shocks, Anja Dornieden & Juan David Gonzalez Monroy, 2011
Ouverture, Christopher Becks, 2010

See some press response here