Cinema of Commoning, a project by bi'bak and various international partners, aims to bring together a network and gather knowledge of cinemas and cinema initiatives around the world.Through hybrid conversations, it hopes to create a statement that proposes a future model of an alternative cinema which is oriented towards the “commons” with regards to accessibility, artistic freedom and financial sustainability. The project takes place in two steps: From March on, a collectively curated film programme will be shown at partner cinemas in Bangkok, Jakarta, Istanbul, Dubai, Santiago de Chile, Cluj and Luanda. In June, a three day symposium will bring together partner initiatives, film professionals and cinephiles in Berlin in order to develop further concepts and strategies for sustainable spaces dedicated to film culture. By doing so, Cinema of Commoningargues for cinema as a transnational space for artistic and social practice, as a place of public discourse, as an agent of cultural memory and urban heritage, and as a site to preserve and distribute film and video formats that are rarely accessible.
31.03. - 23.06.2022 Screenings in Bangkok, Berlin, Cluj, Dubai, Jakarta, Luanda, Istanbul, Santiago de Chile
24.06.- 26.06.2022 Symposium in Berlin. More information at cinemaofcommoning.com
A project by bi'bak/ Sinema Transtopia in cooperation with Cine CCC (Santiago, Chile), Cinema Akil (Dubai, UAE), Kundura Sinema (Istanbul, Turkey), Cinema Arta (Cluj-Napoca, Romania), Forum Lenteng (Jakarta, Indonesia), DocClub (Bangkok, Thailand), Cinema Geração (Luanda, Angola)
Funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes and the Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.