27.07.–27.09.2017


21.09.2017, 19h
Introduction and lecture performance by Kerstin Cmelka & Mario Mentrup

21.09.–27.09.2017
The Attackables by Kerstin Cmelka as supporting film always at 20.30h

Filmforum Höchst
Emmerich-Josef-Straße 46A
65929 Frankfurt am Main


03.08.–09.08.2017
The Attackables by Kerstin Cmelka as supporting film always at 20h

Mal seh’n Kino
Adlerflychtstraße 6
60318 Frankfurt am Main


27.07.2017, 19h
Introduction and lecture performance by Kerstin Cmelka & Mario Mentrup

27.07.–20.09.2017
The Attackables by Kerstin Cmelka as supporting film before selected screenings

Orfeos Erben
Hamburger Allee 45
60486 Frankfurt am Main

Current Programm: orfeos.de
 

In her works, Kerstin Cmelka combines different media such as photography, video and performance with objects and creates extensive installations. Her works often reference plays, movies and TV shows, which she adapts and expands. They move at the interface between visual and performing arts, make use of traditional dramatic techniques and transfer them to the exhibition context. In many of her productions, Cmelka takes on the roles of director, screenplay writer, actor, as well as scenery artist and costume designer. A patchwork family, where the adults as well as the children are active as professional performers in contemporary fields of the arts industry and other services is at the center of her new portmanteau film The Attackables (Die Angreifbaren). They are protagonists of a socially undervalued profession: modern jugglers or carnies who coordinate their various activities and roles with great physicality, a high degree of concentration, pragmatics and professionalism, demonstrating less fame than ongoing work and flexibility in a wide variety of performative terrains. The first episode of Die Angreifbaren begins with performers heading to an extraordinary shoot on a frantic car ride, in which the other themes of the film are revealed. This part is both a teaser for the entire film project as well as an independent short film. Accordingly, The Attackables – Episode #1 will be shown at various cinemas in Frankfurt in the opening program before the main feature.