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3 VIDEO SCREENINGS
Kirby Dick, Bob Flanagan, Sheree Rose, Zapp Magazine (Corinne Groot and Rob van de Ven) and Hellfun (Josefin Arnell and Max Göran)
19 Dec 2016 — 19:00 hrs

3 video screenings, organised by Petros Panagiotis Orfanos.

HELLFUN'S DINNER PARTY (2015)

On invitation by Amsterdam based Kunstenaarsinitiatief Beyoncé, HellFun (Josefin Arnell & Max Göran) made use of the exhibition/space “the Castle” at W139, Amsterdam to make a four hour long public film shoot/event, open for audience to witness (on distance).

A loosely scripted dinner scene was shot at a massive dinner table to generate raw material for HellFun's extended ongoing season: IM IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE.

Specially invited guests like REX LIKE REXT THE DOG & Dr Tomorrow Baby conversing in monlogues directed by the waiters (HellFun). Film star Florentia Holzinger interupts / enters for a very important Q&A followed by: Midnight DELIVERY/Chainsaw Abortion Action.

Participants:                                                                                                                                                  

Josefin Arnell; Barbara Endres; Max Göran; Lukas Heistinger; Florentia Holtzinger; Emilio Martinez; Pedro Herrero; Nikola Knežević; Alicja Nowicz; Mezhgan Saleh; Sophie Serber; Michele Rizzo; Geo Wyeth; Aaron Mclaughlin.

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KIRBY DICK'S SICK: THE LIFE & DEATH OF BOB FLANAGAN, SUPERMASOCHIST (1997)

Kirby Dick documented the proud life and lifestyle of cystic fibrosis sufferer Bob Flanagan, the LA writer, performance artist, comic and BDSM celebrity who remained an advocate of the liberating power of consensual S&M throughout his terminal illness. The BBFC required three-and-a-half minutes of cuts in order to classify the film as an 18. Meanwhile, Disney objected to Flanagan’s rewriting of a song from Mary Poppins, ironically instructing him to ‘cease and desist’.

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EXCERPT FROM ZAPP MAGAZINE #3 (NOVEMBER, 1994)

Bob Flanagan and Sheree Rose: ‘Visiting Hours’, exhibition at The New Museum, New York

Date and duration: September 15 - December 31 1994 (00:07:13 min)

Camera: Jack Jaeger, Zapp Magazine's New York correspondent

Editors Zapp Magazine: Rob van de Ven, Corinne Groot, Arnold Mosselman & Jack Jaeger

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Extra info:

HELLFUN

The world is a lie. How can anyone take themselves seriously? In the year of 2014, J. Arnell and M. Goran met for the first time in a frustrated desert of broken thoughts. Injecting each other with liquid demons they made an indecisive pact with Don Quixote and went on a mission of meaning-making. They needed to create a space far away from socially constructed concepts.Together with love and hate, the desire for wanting to knock purity in the face led HellFun to their mantra and professional slogan: brave and pathetic is better than drowning in shame.                                          

Josefin Arnell just finished a two year residency at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Max Göran is based in Berlin, has a background in documentary film and is enrolled in Josephine Pryde´s class at Universität der Künste, Berlin.

http://hellfun.org/walpurgis.html

ZAPP MAGAZINE

Zapp Magazine is an international artmagazine on video.
The ‘videozine’ presents exciting developments in contemporary art
through registrations of shows, performances, artists' video’s, interviews etc..
Every issue offers around 90 minutes of visual information, delivered right at your door!

The content for Zapp is assembled in collaboration with a team of correspondents & friends in New York, Paris, London, Copenhagen a.o. and edited at the editorial home-office in Amsterdam.

Between 1993 and 1999 eleven tapes were released. a # 11 issue is published in May 2007. No need to dust off the old VHS-player, back issues of Zapp Magazine are available on DVD.

Zapp Magazine is distributed directly by Zapp Productions mail@zappmagazine.nl   www.zappmagazine.nl

 

KIRBY DICK

Kirby Dick is a two time Emmy-award winning and two-time Academy award-nominated documentary film director. His most recent film, THE HUNTING GROUND, a monumental exposé of rape culture on college campuses— premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, was released by Radius/The Weinstein Company and CNN, is the 2016 recipient of the Producer’s Guild of America’s Stanley Kramer Award, shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. His previous film, THE INVISIBLE WAR, a groundbreaking investigation into the epidemic of rape within the US military, won two Emmy Awards for Best Documentary and Outstanding Investigative Journalism, the 2012 Independent Spirit Award 2012 for Best Documentary, a Peabody Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He also directed TWIST OF FAITH, the story of a man confronting the trauma of his past sexual abuse by a Catholic priest, which was also nominated for an Academy Award. Other films include OUTRAGE, nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism; THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED, a breakthrough investigation of the MPAA’s secretive film ratings system; and DERRIDA, a complex portrait of the world-renowned French philosopher Jacques Derrida. He is the 2012 recipient of the Nestor Almendros Prize for Courage and Filmmaking and the 2013 Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize.

 

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