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Forum Expanded

Forum Expanded Keynotes: To the Sound of the Closing Door

In collaboration with Allianz Kulturstiftung, Forum Expanded presents a series of talks and panels with the title Think:Film No. 3. This year's theme, “To the Sound of the Closing Door,” will be discussed in four keynote presentations as well as in the subsequent panels.

“I thought the New Wave, at the time, was a beginning and everything was going to continue. Now I think it was the door closing.” (Jean-Luc Godard)

When a door closes, it does not necessarily mean that a possibility ends. The 10th Forum Expanded challenges this sense of finality by tracing the echo of the slammed door. The program seeks out the points at which projects and utopias are able to come into being and the way in which historical ruptures and upheavals generate visions and expectations for the future. Yet the movements and narratives created by closing, opening, and stepping through these metaphorical doors also imply the possibility of exclusion and the failure of new projects – but how does one measure success or a lack there of anyway?

12:00 Gertrud Koch
12:45 Diedrich Diederichsen
14:00 Ekaterina Degot
14:45 Haytham El-Wardany with Lara Khaldi, Yazan Khalili
Moderators: Anselm Franke and Bettina Steinbrügge