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Screening: DDR/DDR by Amie Siegel


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.

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Image: Amie Siegel, DDR/DDR (still), 2008 HD from S-16mm film & HD, color/sound, 135 min. Courtesy the artist and Simon Preston Gallery, New York.

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