Icons & Media Art

  • It Works

    It Works

    1998

    21min

    16+

    IT WORKS tells seemingly ordinary stories that are a celebration of the individual achievements of the four protagonists.


  • L' "il y a" du rapport sexuel

    L' "il y a" du rapport sexuel

    2023

    1h.35min

    16+

    Two strangers, Lisa and Jos, go to San Francisco to find out, if there is sexual intercourse - based on french philosopher Jean-Luc Nancys text.


  • Parabeton: Pier Luigi Nervi and Roman Concrete

    Parabeton: Pier Luigi Nervi and Roman Concrete

    2012

    1h.39min

    16+

    PARABETON shows in chronological sequence 17 buildings by the Italian engineer and architect Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979) in Italy and France.


  • Herzsofort.Setzung II (autogene Manipulationen)

    Herzsofort.Setzung II (autogene Manipulationen)

    1996

    7min

    16+

    Michael Brynntrup investigates artwork in the age of artificial reproducibility by means of transmedial self-portraits.


  • E.K.G. Expositus (the public and the artistic media)

    E.K.G. Expositus (the public and the artistic media)

    2004

    1h.41min

    16+

    A hospital in Berlin-Neukölln at midnight. A patient is being admitted. TV journalists are on the scene. The beginning of a story that tells itself.


  • Metamorphoses

    Metamorphoses

    2013

    1h.24min

    16+

    On the river Tetscha in the southern Urals, in the middle of nowhere between Europe and Asia, is the most radioactively contaminated area in the world


  • The Notes of Anna Azzori / A Mirror that Travels through Time

    The Notes of Anna Azzori / A Mirror that Travels through Time

    2020

    1h.12min

    16+

    Can a documentary depict reality? Should it even try? Constanze Ruhm examines how reality and the construction of reality are different.


  • Perret in France and Algeria

    Perret in France and Algeria

    2012

    1h.50min

    16+

    Documentary filmmaker Heinz Emigholz sketches a biography of the French architects and civil engineers Auguste and Gustave Perret and their buildings.


  • Loverfilm

    Loverfilm

    1997

    22min

    16+

    Berlin filmmaker Michael Brynntrup exposes his own sex life in a radical, relentless yet humorous invasion of privacy.


  • Fair Wind: Notes of a Traveller

    Fair Wind: Notes of a Traveller

    2013

    1h.22min

    16+

    Shot on Super 8mm, Bernadette Weigel's homage to traveling celebrates the uniqueness of each moment.


  • Boy

    Boy

    2015

    30min

    16+

    To pursue her dream of becoming a singer, an Afghan girl lives as a boy.


  • Bacha Posh

    Bacha Posh

    2015

    29min

    16+

    In restrictive Afghanistan, there are girls who are raised as boys and this is culturally established.


  • Mass Ornaments

    Mass Ornaments

    2013

    1h.19min

    16+

    This work investigates a controversial mass performance from the late Yugoslav era – the Youth Day celebration (“slet”) in 1987.


  • Swimmers

    Swimmers

    2015

    1h.17min

    16+

    The doc about the cult surrounding a Soviet physicist Boris Zolotov was awarded the ARTE documentary award.


  • the_other_images

    the_other_images

    2018

    17min

    16+

    We are accumulating more and more data, images and sound snippets. But how can we remember when digital materials marked by decay fail?


  • The Netz: SEEK II

    The Netz: SEEK II

    2009

    29min

    16+

    While researching for the film Das Netz, Lutz Dammbeck came across the exhibition "Software. Information technology: its new meaning for art".


  • The Net_A Visit to 'Hakim Bey'

    The Net_A Visit to 'Hakim Bey'

    2004

    35min

    16+

    Lutz Dammbeck talks with Peter Lamborn Wilson (Hakim Bey) about T.A.Z., Ted Kaczynski, Islam, Marvin Minsky, Cusanus and natural philosophy.


  • The Net_GO TO TRIAL

    The Net_GO TO TRIAL

    2004

    35min

    16+

    A montage of TV images of the trial of Ted Kaczynski, better known as the "Unabomber."


  • The Cave of Hercules

    The Cave of Hercules

    1990

    44min

    16+

    The story of Hercules is well-known: son of Zeus and Alcmene, hero and god, famous for his twelve labours.


  • The painter of the strange country …

    The painter of the strange country …

    1988

    42min

    16+

    A portrait of the artists Cornelia Schleime, Hans-Hendrik Grimmling and Hans Scheib who left the GDR for West Berlin between 1984 and 1985.


  • GDR Experimental: REALFilm

    GDR Experimental: REALFilm

    1986

    47min

    16+

    REALFilm is Lutz Dammbck's examination of film and filmmaking, a film in real time, a collage in space involving the audience.


  • GDR Experimental: First Leipzig Autumn Salon

    GDR Experimental: First Leipzig Autumn Salon

    1984

    22min

    16+

    In 1984, a group of artists occupied an exhibition center in Leipzig.


  • GDR Experimental: Heracles

    GDR Experimental: Heracles

    1984

    10min

    16+

    Together with the dancer Fine Kwiatkowski, Lutz Dammbeck rehearses some elements for the planned performance of his media collages.


  • GDR Experimental: Homage to La Sarraz

    GDR Experimental: Homage to La Sarraz

    1981

    12min

    16+

    From 3 to 7 September 1929, a congress of independent avant-garde-filmmakers took place at La Sarraz castle in Switzerland.


  • GDR Experimental: Metamorphosis 1

    GDR Experimental: Metamorphosis 1

    1978

    6min

    16+

    This film was first planned in 1976 for an interdisciplinary exhibition of six Leipzig artists called ‘Tangente I’.


  • Gallino, the Chicken System

    Gallino, the Chicken System

    2012

    1h.22min

    16+

    Alucinio wanders aimlessly through an ice desert. A poulterer saves him from freezing to death and leads Alucinio into the world of porn philosophy.


  • Nation Estate

    Nation Estate

    2012

    9min

    16+

    In, part one of this sci-fi triology, a vertical solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been found.


  • In The Future They Ate From The Finest Porcelain

    In The Future They Ate From The Finest Porcelain

    2015

    29min

    16+

    In a temporal twist, this movie tells the story of an intervention into the future perception of a territory’s political history.


  • A Space Exodus

    A Space Exodus

    2008

    5min

    16+

    A SPACE EXODUS is the first part of Larissa Sansour’s Palestinian science fiction trilogy.


  • How to Shoot a President?

    How to Shoot a President?

    1991

    34min

    16+

    A fascinating document about the last Polish president not elected democratically.


  • Schurback

    Schurback

    2012

    29min

    16+

    Wilfried has sold umbrellas all his life but he can no longer keep up with the technological requirements of the modern day.


  • Captain Berlin versus Hitler

    Captain Berlin versus Hitler

    2009

    1h.15min

    16+

    1973: Adolf Hitler's former personal physician Ilse von Blitzen wants to revive the dictator. Only Captain Berlin can stop her.


  • Face It! (Cast Your Self™)

    Face It! (Cast Your Self™)

    2007

    4min

    16+

    A short film by Berlin-based film icon Michael Brynntrup full of photographs collected from personal profiles in gay chat rooms on the internet.


  • Unpublished! - A Bonus Track

    Unpublished! - A Bonus Track

    2006

    3min

    16+

    UNPUBLISHED!- A BONUS TRACK is a bonus interview from the Michael Brynntrup film THE OVO, which appeared on the special edition DVD 'Berlinale Rolle 2', ...


  • The Ovo (Ovo - the Video)

    The Ovo (Ovo - the Video)

    2005

    17min

    16+

    THE OVO (OVO - THE VIDEO) is a short film by Berlin film artist and icon Michael Brynntrup. "It's not about how a drag queen moves, it's about what she ...


  • Blue Box Blues (Staging a Photo Shoot)

    Blue Box Blues (Staging a Photo Shoot)

    2004

    8min

    16+

    "An outstanding piece by Michael Brynntrup that captures the violence and tenderness, alongside the dominance and submission, that is found in a single, ...


  • Ipanema lip-synch

    Ipanema lip-synch

    2003

    3min

    16+

    IPANEMA LIP SYNC is a queer karaoke video short from Berlin filmmaking icon Michael Brynntrup.


  • Achtung - Respect (concentration chair)

    Achtung - Respect (concentration chair)

    2002

    13min

    16+

    A look back at body modifications in the early 2000s.


  • NY 'NY 'n why not

    NY 'NY 'n why not

    1999

    4min

    16+

    WALK / DON'T WALK / WALK. The rhythm of the nineties. A musical stroll along Christopher Street.


  • Gender Agenda

    Gender Agenda

    1999

    1h.16min

    16+

    GENDER AGENDA is a compilation of eight queer short films by Berlin experimental filmmaking icon Michael Brynntrup.


  • All You Can Eat

    All You Can Eat

    1993

    5min

    16+

    This short film "takes the ‘cum-shot’ to new heights with a montage of some of the wildest, orgasmic, facial expressions." (Boys On Film #6)


  • Narcissus and Echo

    Narcissus and Echo

    1989

    14min

    16+

    Long seemed invalid the Prophet's word, / But honored it was, by the outcome at last: / How odd the madness, how strange a death! (Ovid, Metamorphoses) NARCISSUS ...


  • Homo Erectus

    Homo Erectus

    1989

    1h.16min

    16+

    An amusing journey through the Berlin Drag-Queen scene of the 80s in five short films by Michael Brynntrup.


  • The Conquest of the Centre

    The Conquest of the Centre

    1995

    1h.17min

    16+

    A funny and complex examination of the psychotherapy boom.