flowering branches in the foreground with the ocean in the background
flowering branches in the foreground with the ocean in the background
At The Sea, 1994, film still courtesy Ute Aurand

ACMI presents

ART+FILM: Ute Aurand

Screening and Q&A


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Full (inc. drink on arrival)



Tue 7 Nov 2023

German experimental filmmaker Ute Aurand will introduce a selection of her work on 16mm followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Ute Aurand is a Berlin-based filmmaker, curator and teacher. Her intense, personal and lyrical 16mm films have been shown in festivals and museums around the world.

Ute Aurand's visit has been made possible by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Films and the Goethe Institute.

There is a joy and a lively pulsation in Ute Aurand’s films that makes them overwhelming. There is nothing naive about their liveliness, but rather an instinctive wisdom that helps her approach life (and film it) with an acute awareness of what every moment is worth, through a presence rooted in the here and now. It is thus inevitable to imagine that when she films, the action of filming does not distance her from that immediate reality, but rather connects her to it even more.

Elena Duque, (S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico, Spain, 2022

Tickets include a soft drink on arrival and bookings are essential.

Event duration

90 mins




Cinema 2, Level 2
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OH! die vier Jahreszeiten / OH! The Four Seasons
Ute Aurand and Ulrike Pfeiffer, Germany, 1988, DCP, colour, sound, 20 min

Kopfüber im Geäst / Hanging Upside Down in the Branches
Ute Aurand, Germany, 2009, 16mm, colour and b/w, sound, 15 min

Am Meer / At The Sea
Ute Aurand, Germany, 1994, 16mm, colour, sound, 3 min

A Walk
Ute Aurand, Germany, 2008, 16mm, colour, silent, 4.5 min

Ute Aurand, 2011, Germany, 16mm, colour and b/w, silent, 5 min

Ute Aurand, 2011, Germany, 16mm, colour and b/w, sound, 5 min

Sakura, Sakura
Ute Aurand, Germany, 2015, 16mm, colour and b/w, sound, 2 min 30 sec

Ute Aurand, 2008, colour, silent, 1 min 30 sec

Ute Aurand

About Ute Aurand

Ute Aurand (born 1957 in Frankfurt/Main) has been a central figure of Berlin’s experimental film scene since the 1980s and is one of the most significant filmmakers active in the diary and portrait tradition today. She studied filmmaking at the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb) during the years 1979-1985. Since the early 1990s, she has curated film programs, with a particular focus on experimental, women-led films. Aurand has been the subject of various retrospectives, including at the Tate Modern in London, Courtisane Festival in Belgium, Pacific Film Archive at Berkeley, Robert Flaherty Film Seminar and EXIS in Seoul. In 2020, she was the subject of a book by the Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra, Meditations on the Present: Ute Aurand, Helga Fanderl, Jeannette Muñoz and Renate Sami.

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