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Celluloid Corridors: Timehelix

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A-side of an audio-play about cinema: part film-manifesto, part audio-essay, part cinematic-séance, channeled via the voice and words of Cairo-based artist and writer Mohamed A. Gawad, with music, arrangement, and celluloid-splicing from Berlin-based Kreidler-chief, Andreas Reihse.
Shooting through archives across space and time. Spells of silence, ambient hum, celluloid glitch, vocal hybrids: “[…] focusing on the description of photographic film. Robotic echoes whirr away in the background, echoing the original sentiments, but abstracted into machine-like code, speeding up and slowing down as though being mistakenly spooled through a genetically imperfect machinated medium.”

by
Mohamed A. Gawad
Dalia Neis
Andreas Reihse

Germany 2017

English

9’

World premiere

With

Mohamed A. Gawad
Dalia Neis

Crew

Directors
Mohamed A. Gawad, Dalia Neis, Andreas Reihse
Screenplay
Mohamed A. Gawad
Music
Andreas Reihse
Sound Design
Andreas Reihse
Sound
Mohamed A. Gawad, Andreas Reihse, Dice Miller
Producers
Dalia Neis, Andreas Reihse, Mohamed A. Gawad

Biography

Mohamed A. Gawad

Mohamed A. Gawad is an editor and filmmaker based in Cairo. He is co-founder of Cimatheque and a board member of CIC – Contemporary Image Collective.

Filmography

2009 Wogoud 2010 The Time of Thirst 2011 Call Egypt 2012 Lucid Shadows 2015 re : Di d u s ee t hat?! 2017 Betalpha · Celluloid Corridors: Timehelix · Celluloid Corridors: Sermon

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Dalia Neis

Dalia Neis is a writer, filmmaker, and vocalist living in Berlin and Salford. She is currently completing her PhD on cinematic representations of wind and the essay form in Salford. As Dice Miller, she is part of the experimental musical/poetry group, FITH, and is co-founder of Wanda-Portal – an imprint that releases albums and pamphlets that spiral across the cinematic, literary, and sonic spheres.

Filmography

2005 Missing Meilich 2008 Goray 1648 2010 Charles Bronson is Ibn Arabi 2012 Saints 2017 Celluloid Corridors: Timehelix · Celluloid Corridors: Sermon

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Andreas Reihse

Andreas Reihse is a Berlin-based musician and artist. Besides being a member of the internationally acclaimed electronic band Kreidler, he has worked for films, plays, performances, and installations. He also curates MOVES, a series of screenings, performances, and talks at Berlin's Image Movement.

Filmography

1985 Koordination Gehen 2002 Two Drifters; 4 min., with Jutta Tränkle 2012 Volkan, Van, No Moons 2013 Long Lines Andropov’s Ears 2017 Image Mouvement I-III · Celluloid Corridors: Timehelix · Celluloid Corridors: Sermon

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

Dalia Neis

Andreas Reihse

Mohamed A. Gawad