< March 07 > CiTiZEN KiNO #71: Awakening The Spirits in The Beehive at Regenbogen Kino, 19:00h
We are preparing an updated text for our CK#71 theme(s)…
XLterrestrials present CiTiZEN KiNO #71: Awakening Spirits in The Beehive
Weds. March 7th
at Regenbogen Kino - Lausitzer Str. 22,
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 with Boris Karloff ( 1931 ) in a rural village “pop-up” cinema. The impacts of such a spectacle provide an illuminating and mysterious metaphor for being subjected to both the irreality and the actual threats of the social + political turmoil unfolding around them.
And we have a bunch more material to provoke a discussion about the deeper context of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s original Frankenstein novel ( published in 1818, 200th anniversary ! ), which spawned a whole fascinating + bizarre genre of horror + sci-fi, but which rarely goes deep enough to grapple with all the implications for our un-enlightened, unethical, over-reasoning head-first plunge into the frenzied techno-dystopian society that now dominates us.
Other media bits may include:
excerpt’s from : Manu Lucksh + team’s “Dreams Rewired” ( 2016 ) / Al Jazeera’s 5 Animated shorts on Media Literacy / David Cronenberg’s “The Fly” / The I. Committee’s “Fuck Off Google”… etc…
stay warm, stay vigilant, stay human !
and the XLterrestrials
arts + praxis organisms
p.s. We went a little cray on the visualizing + poster making… AGAIN.
we now have 3 versions… and a 4th in-progress… incl. the GAFAM monster above…
to be cont.