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December 11, Nicosia, Cyprus
in collaboration with ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation and Goethe Institut Nicosia Moving Silence will bring contemporary silent film culture to Curus.
We work on more events in Germany and abroad. Upcoming events will include Berlin, Paris, Athens and Cairo. Information will follow as soon as we have confirmation on the dates & venues.
Documentation of recent events:
August 29, Berlin – 3. Lange Nacht der Berliner Filmfestivals
Moving Silence is invited by Festiwelt to open up the evening at Open Air cinema Pompei at Zukunft am Ostkreuz at 20:00 with a short silent film program accompanied by live music from Marco Brosolo.
details (in german)
March 12-16, 2015 – Moving Silence in Athens, Greece
By focusing on this year's theme of "Portrait" we organized silent film screenings with live music interpretations, a workshop with german film maker Michael Brynntrup and a GIF exhibition. Our venues in the centre of Athens were the Iris cinema, the Goethe-Institut Athen and the project space Circuits and Currents.
December 13, 2014 Moving Silence in Nicosia, Cyprus
in collaboration with ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation and Goethe Institut Nicosia.
December 07, 2014 Moving Silence Sonntags Matinée
at Stummfilmkino Delphi in Berlin Weissensee
August 01, 2014 – Berlin
open air event at Freilichtbühne Weissensee
June 26, 2014 – FRANCE, RENNES
Moving Silence event in Rennes / France
A collaboration with Auditorium Parco della Musica, within the framwork of the "Suona Italiano / Suona Francese Festival"
May 17, 2014 – GERMANY, BERLIN
Moving Silence event in Berlin at Lichtblickkino, Prenzlauer Berg.
March 30, 2014 – GERMANY, BERLIN
Moving Silence event at Roter Salon, Volksbühne
participating musicians: Chor der Kulturen der Welt, Barbara Morgenstern, Philip Neumann, Toni Kater, Johannes Marx, Marco Brosolo, VOW
March 27-30, 2014 – GREECE, ATHENS
For this year's international silent film programs in Athens we collaborated with interfilm short film festival Berlin and ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in order to present experimental documentaries and poetry films in the Goethe-Institut, the National Museum for Contemporary Art (EMST) and to give a master class on the "Art of Short Film" in Exile Room where we also showed the winner of last years film-production-grand.
March 21-22, 2014 – GREECE, THESSALONIKI
For the first time in Thessaloniki at the Contemporary Art Center in Thessaloniki (CACT), this year's international silent film programs will focus on poetry films and experimental documentaries followed by an experimental improvisation orchestra and greek musicians.
December 06, 2013 – CYPRUS, NICOSIA
contemporary silent movies performed live with non conventional instruments
For the 3rd time we present silent films & live music in Nicosia/Cyprus in collaboration with ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation and Goethe Institut Nicosia.
October 11, 2013 – GERMANY, DÜSSELDORF
Moving Silence was invited to show a program of contemporary silent films at KIT (Kunst im Tunnel) during the silent film festival "Beat the Silence" in Düsseldorf
September 18, 2013 – ITALY, TRIESTE
Moving Silence event at "I Mille Occhi" Festival (one thousand eyes)
May 02, 2013 - COLUMBIA
The Moving Silence event in Bogota presented live interpretations by local musicians on some contemporary silent animation films from europe and the project "Music from the Masses" by Matthias Fritsch at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogotá, Columbia
April 19, 2013 – ITALY, PORDENONE
Moving Silence event at Teatro Verdi
From March 28th-31st, 2013 we had our 4-Days-Festival in Athens/Greece at the Goethe-Institut Athen and Beton7. The festival's focus was on animation film, landscapes/soundscapes and vocal performances.
Click here to see the program summary!
The Festival was produced by Goethe-Institut Athen and the Moving Silence Platform in Collaboration with Beton7 and program participation by animasyros International Animation Festival + Forum
December 14+15, 2012 – CYPRUS, NICOSIA
For the 2nd time we prepared a 2-Days Weekend of silent film in collaboration with ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation and Goethe-Institut Nicosia.
see program here
December 05, 2012 – LAS PALMAS
In 2012 we collaborated for the 3rd time with our friends at the Canary Islands. Dis-Play produced a Moving Silence Filmprogram at Dis-Play 12 on Las Palmas
see program here
November 04, 2012 – INDIA, NEW DELHI
We presened two filmprograms with live music performances during the Indo-German Urban Mela in New Delhi / India. Toni Kater, Marco Brosolo from Berlin, Mithilesh Kumar Jha and Stefan Kaye from Delhi performed live.
see full program here
With support of Goethe-Institut Delhi
The event is a project within the framework of "Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities" www.germany-and-india.com
October 11, 2012 – ITALY, PORDENONE
We showed a silent filmprogram in collaboration with:
Cinemazero, Dentalcoop, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto
see more info here
watch the live sessions here
Anastasia X. presented Moving Silence at SYSTEMS in Athens Greece at CAMP
Matthias Fritsch did a presentation on Moving Silence at June 7th at Shortcutz in Berlin Kreuzberg. The talk was be followed by a live improvisation by Tom Foerderer on three silent Shortfilms ("Egg Love", "Cerini" & "Wintersong")
April 16, 2012 – GERMANY, BRAUNSCHWEIG
We presented a silent film program at the HBK in Braunschweig on invitation by Prof. Michael Brynntrup and Filmforum.
Emi Hirai doing live animation, Fotos © by Karl Heinrich Weghorn
MOVING SILENCE FESTIVAL IN ATHENS
Our 5-Days-Festival took place in Athens/Greece from March 21st - 26th, 2012 at Goethe Institut Athen and CAMP.
see festival program here
Official Festival Trailer by Hior Chronik & Metin Akbaş
or watch on Youtube
Shortfilm "Trust" with music performed by NatrYX
February 16, 2012 – GERMANY, BERLIN
As part of the Directors Lounge Festival we presented a filmprogram in Naherholung Sternchen, Berlin.
see program here
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For future activities we like to invite artists, musicians, film professionals and anybody else who is interested to participate in our platform. If you are into the idea of developing contemporay silent movie culture feel welcome to get in touch with us.
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