A film by Harmony Korine

Wednesday, September 09

21:00 — Mindpirates Projektraum

As Season 2 of our Film Nights nears completion, join us next week for the grand finale of Scottish artist Sacha Kahir’s performative lecture series! Where we will recap the themes of the first 3,5 performances and attempt to find conclusive answers to the messianic potential of cinema in a capitalist apparatus before heading into Harmony Korine’s SPRING BREAKERS!


Social Factories and Soft Machines
Cinema – Politics – Flesh – Apparatus
Experiments in Expanded Cinema # 4


Psychic Supermarket Youth:
Sex, Magic and the Cinema

“Movies can also be evil (…). Evil is being involved in the glamour and charm of material existence, glamour in its old Gaelic sense meaning enchantment with the look of things, rather than the soul of things.” –
Kenneth Anger

“Glamour”, the Scots (Gaelic) name for a malevolent shape-shifter.” – Wikipedia

== Screening: Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine, 2013) ==

Harmony Korine’s (Gummo, Kids) most accomplished achievement is “entirely pagan entertainment.”  This hyper seductive candy coloured piece of pulp fiction follows a group of bikini clad gun totting hotties whose battle cry ‘Spring break forever,” recalls Nietzsche’s demand for “the eternal holiday”.

Hard bodies and hard cash mingle in a black light version of the American dream that is evil, dumb, but sublime.

The Futurists sang of the “love of danger, the habit of energy and fearlessness”, while the Neoists (the self-proclaimed last avant-garde) sang the praises of ‘hot running water and colour television.” Combining the two we will sing the praises of supermarket paganism in a performative talk that will resurrect previous themes exploring new forms of life created by cinema, advertising, and pornography.

Featuring clips from the ritualistic cinema of Kenneth Anger, Maya Deren, David Cronenberg and others.  Plus texts by Marquis De Sade, Giorgio Agamben, and Guy Debord

Sacha Kahir Biography
Sacha Kahir is filmmaker, artist and writer, born in London, and raised on the Summer Isles in Scotland.  Sacha Kahir is the unintentional outcome of experiments by the Czechoslovakian and Indian Communist Parties around 1968.