ART+FILM Screening at ACMI
Amie Siegel DDR/DDR 2008
Duration: 135 mins
Monday 26 September 2016, 6pm
Location: ACMI, Federation Square
The Australian premiere of Amie Siegel’s feature film essay DDR/DDR is presented by MUMA in partnership with ACMI.
DDR/DDR is a non-fiction investigation of cultural memory in former East Germany. Siegel weaves a history of surveillance techniques and technologies through interviews with psychoanalysts, former Stasi employees and a former East German group of Native American sympathisers, excerpts from surveillance videos and GDR feature films, and lingering tracking shots of Stasi offices. Interrogating film itself as a tool of observation, surveillance and propaganda, Siegel does not exempt herself, or her art, from film’s capacity for exposing and being exposed.
This screening of DDR/DDR coincides with the Australian premiere of Amie Siegel’s Double Negative in the group exhibition Life inside an Image at MUMA I Monash University Museum of Art (1 October to 10 December 2016)
A Q&A with Amie Siegel via Skype will follow the screening.