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Short films by Miriam Gossing and Lina Sieckmann

  • AgX Film Collective 144 Moody St 2nd FL, Building 18 Waltham, MA 02453 (map)

Those who attended Balagan's program “Formal Subversions: Films from Cologne, Germany” back in 2016 had the fortune of seeing one of filmmaking duo Lina Sieckmann and Miriam Gossing’s works entitled “Ocean Hill Drive” – a subversive take on both the horror genre and the documentary form which explores a relatively mundane phenomenon through melodramatic readings of genuine recollections and observational footage assembled in such a way as to imply something far more sinister. That film, like much of their work, shows an acute interest in the psychological impacts of architecture and the spaces we create. It also features their characteristic wry humor – one of the defining elements of their work so far, alongside a penchant for kitsch.

Please join us for a special, semi-impromptu screening of the work of Miriam Gossing and Lina Sieckmann this coming Monday (Labor Day) at the AgX Film Collective. Both filmmakers will be in attendance. A discussion will follow roughly one hour of their work.

Rotating Fan As Seen From Rotating Bed, 2014, Lina Sieckmann, 6m
Sonntag, Büscherhöfchen 2, 2014, Miriam Gossing and Lina Sieckmann, 13m
Desert Miracles, 2015, Miriam Gossing and Lina Sieckmann,12m
China Light, 2018, Miriam Gossing, Lina Sieckmann, and Nicole Wegner, 4m
Souvenir, 2019, Miriam Gossing and Lina Sieckmann, 20m

Working as a duo, Miriam Gossing and Lina Sieckmann have made several short experimental documentary films examining commercial and private architecture, simulated environments, and areas of desire. Their work has shown around the world at film festivals and screening venues including the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, EXiS – Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, Anthology Film Archives (New York), and Image Forum (Japan). They live and work in Cologne, Germany.

Earlier Event: August 31
General Monthly Meeting
Later Event: September 22
Work In Progress Screening