NON STOP SATELLITE TALK#2 WITH L.A. STAMMTISCH
NON STOP SATELLITE TALK
#2. A talk with L.A.STAMMTISCH “Avenue of approach
On Saturday, May 24th, 2015, NON Berlin held its 2nd Satellite Talk in collaboration with L.A. Stammtisch Berlin, featuring the screening of “Devils on the Doorstep” (China, 2000) and “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” (England/Japan, 1983). While differing in style and plot, these films shared a look into the WWII and post-war situations in Asia, especially with regards to Japanese occupation. Discussing these films within an international group setting gave insight into the diverse opinions, emotions and attitudes that these films might evoke from peoples of different backgrounds. For European audiences, watching these films in Berlin, where the postwar situation is engrained within daily life, offered a widening perspective about the effects of the War in the eastern hemisphere.
As NON Berlin’s first collaboration with LA Stammtisch, the event was a starting point for Korean, Chinese, Japanese and further Asian communities within Berlin’s art scene to exchange, communicate and generate discourse in diverse fields.
Text written by Nathalie Seidl.
Saturday MAY 23
14:00 “Devils on the Doorstep” 139 min.
17:30 – 19:00 Pause
19:00 “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” 123 min.
22:00 Talks, drinks and mingling
Language: English/ German/ Chinese / Japanese
About L.A Stammtisch
Founded in 2013 in Berlin, L.A. Stammtisch developed from a gathering of like-minded friends to a social platform. Intercultural knowledge and art topics are shared between acquaintance from various fields, while new participants are also encouraged to get to know each other and become speech guests of their own expertise. Once in a month, a “Stammtisch” held by LAS attracts young Berliners to spend some quality time together.
NON STOP SATELLITE TALK
is a program organized by Asia contemporary art platform NON Berlin with the initiative to introduce Asian contemporary artists to Berlin, Germany and furthermore Europe. As more and more Asian artists are flying abroad from their countries to take part in international artist residency programs, we are willing to become a platform/station to bring them closer to Berlin’s contemporary art scene and to support their works. We believe this will accelerate exchange and create stronger networking among the Asian-European art field.