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Tue Mar 6 17:02:40 CET 2018

Hello resourcers...

We'd like to invite You to join us for a deep investigation of our
relationships to nature, media, technology, other cultures + species,
our own pet Frankensteins ... and a discussion about the levels of
techno-fascism we are already ... apparently ... willing to accept. 
Through the cinematic lense, XLterrestrial archives and public forum...

C-KINO #71: Awakening Spirits in The Beehive
Regenbogen Kino, Lausitzer Str. 22, 19:00h
by donation !

This episode revisits Victor Erice's monumental poetic+political work -
El Espiritu De La Colmena ( 1973 ) - made during Franco's nightmare
regime. It is our starting point to investigate the new rising monsters
of nationalism, mass media conglomerates and the fascist-enabling
technospheres of today.

In Beehive, Erice ingeniously examines the troubled times of his
generation through a tale of 2 young girls watching James Whales'
Hollywood version of Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff ( from 1931 )
in a rural village pop-up cinema. The impacts of such a spectacle
provide illuminating, complex and mysterious metaphors for being
subjected to both the irreality and the actual threats of the political
turmoil unfolding around them.

And we have a bunch more material to share and provoke a discussion
about the deeper context of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's original
Frankenstein novel ( published in 1818 ), which spawned a whole
fascinating + bizarre genre of horror + sci-fi, but which rarely grasps
all the implications for our un-enlightened, unethical, over-reasoning
head-first plunge into a frenzied dystopian society that now dominates us.

Other media bits may include:
//excerpt's from  ... /Manu Lucksh and team's Dreams Rewired ( 2016 ) /
Al Jazeera's 5 Short Films - 5 Profound Lessons in Media Literacy /
David Cronenberg's The Fly / The I. Committee's Fuck Off Google,
Discussion with Victor Erice at the Pacific Film Archives ( 2015 ) ...


stay warm, stay vigilant, stay human !

Dr. Podrescu
and the XLterrestrials


arts + praxis organisms

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