Festival der Kooperationen mit Alexander Kluge & friends

Festival der Kooperationen © Literaturhaus Berlin

Festival der Kooperationen with Alexander Kluge & friends

Der Elefant im Dunkeln (The elephant in the dark)
From 17 September
In autumn 2021, the Goethe-Institut Brussels is presenting – in cooperation with the ARGOS centre for audiovisual art and Bozar Films – a filmatic, discursive programme and an exhibition with video installations as part of the Festival der Kooperationen.
This international festival takes place from 17 to 26 September 2021 at the Literaturhaus Berlin and at various partner institutions in Berlin and other European countries.
In Brussels, there will be a digital dialogue with a livestream and two physical events with a year-long rotating exhibition and a film programme on Alexander Kluge. As part of the Goethe-Institut’s Lockdown Lessons project, an event will be held at the Literaturhaus Berlin as part of the festival.

About the artist:

Alexander Kluge, born in 1932 in Halberstadt, is an author, filmmaker and television producer. A contemporary of Adorno, Habermas and Fassbinder, he is seen as a practical and theoretical visionary of modern German film, putting social and political criticism at the heart of his work. His most important films, for which he has received awards at Venice, Cannes and elsewhere, include Abschied von gestern (Yesterday Girl) (1966), Deutschland im Herbst (Germany in Autumn) (1977, Episode) and Der Angriff der Gegenwart auf die übrige Zeit (The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time) (1985). In addition to his films, Kluge publishes narrative stories and essays. He founded the production company dctp.tv and produces independent cultural programmes. He was awarded the Georg Büchner Prize in 2003 for his lifetime’s work.