Topic: Cinema

Film screenings; the Cinema Conversación artist talk series; a yearly exhibition coinciding with the PornFilmFestival Berlin exploring the erotic, the body and media; the activities of artists working with cinema and film as material – Read about the myriad way SomoS engages with film and filmmakers within its exhibitions and event program.

Ainsley E. Tharp

Ainsley Tharp is a recent University of Iowa Graduate with a BFA in choreography and movement practices, where she has worked with faculty members at the University; performing, collaborating, and choreographing. Recently she participated in the “Indeterminacy Festival” as projection designer, compositional improviser, and creative collaborator. While primarily a dance artist, Ainsley Tharp is drawn […]

Marguerite Harris: The Perpetual Conversation of Movement & Light

SomoS welcomes back U.S. American visual artist, experimental filmmaker and writer Marguerite Harris for a short work/research Artist-in Residence. Two years after her impressive solo exhibition Film is Un/Dead and Cameraless Film and Experimental Sound workshop, Marguerite joins us again, this time to weld a kinetic light sculpture for use in her installations. Marguerite Harris […]

Maria Guta

Stéphane Morey

Stéphane Morey (CH) is visual and media anthropologist interest in gender, sexuality and pornography. Since 2012, he co-organizes the annual alternative-porn film festival “La Fête du Slip” in Lausanne. Born in Sierra Leone to a Swiss evangelical missionary family, Stéphane Morey grew up in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he studied Social Sciences at the Université de […]

Rah Eleh - Dear Sister

Cinema Conversación: Rah Eleh – Dear Sister

Canadian-Iranian artist Rah Eleh presented her documentary Dear Sister at SomoS as part of SomoS’ Cinema Conversación series. The documentary depictss five Iranian sisters that reunite in Istanbul after 27 years. The personal and political merge together while the conversations of these long-time separated sisters reflect on the past and memory: war, life in exile, […]

Facets of Iran

Facets of Iran

The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.Saadi Shirazi   With their group exhibition “Facets of Iran,” artists Jon John Arias, Mike Marlowe & Paul King ask “Can we meet others as people and not projections of our romantic notions or our worst nightmares?” “Facets of Iran” reflects the experiences of […]

Cheryl Dunye

Filmmaker Cheryl Dunye (USA) is a native of Liberia, and holds an MFA from Rutgers University. Dunye has made over 15 films exploring the intersection of race, class and gender in the lives of queers of color.

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Bruce La Bruce

In his films and art photography, Canadian filmmaker/photographer/theater director Bruce LaBruce campily eroticizes the politicized body, wrought with ideology, violence, and often politically incorrect desires. The self-described “bastard child of New Queer Cinema” is currently the subject of a MOMA film retrospective. Bruce LaBruce’s uneasy and rebellious oeuvre initially brilliantly references late 60s, early 70s […]

Shu Lea Cheang’s “FLUIDØ” Casting

Shu Lea Cheang’s “FLUIDØ” movie open casting call on Friday 23.10.2015 from 3-5 pm. SomoS Art House is hosting a casting/performance for the film “FLUIDØ”, by the director Shu Lea Cheang’s, produced by Jürgen Brüning. Shu Lea Cheang is looking for both men and women for her casting. Come as you are, the director Cheang […]


Fixation – The Body & Sexuality in Art Film Artists: Shu Lea Cheang, Bruce LaBruce, James Bidgood, Jack Mitchell, Krefer & Turca, MuD. SomoS presents the international group exhibition “Fixation,” charting the representation of the body, nudity, sexual identity and sexuality in art cinema and related photography. By way of art-, still- and behind-the-scenes photography […]

Thiago Dezan

Photographer/director Thiago Dezan presented his work in a special edition of Cinema Conversación as part of the exhibition Tropicana 404. Thiago Dezan took the street as his main school, in other words, his formation is “driven by the empiricism at the univer-city.” Dezan is not only active as director, photographer, producer and coordinator but also […]

J.Jackie Baier

J.Jackie Baier’s JULIA

SomoS congratulates J.Jackie Baier with the German premiere of her lauded documentary film “JULIA” January 8th 2015. The gripping documentary was first shown 2013 at the 70th Venice International Film-festival (in the section “Giornate degli Autori – Venice Days”), followed by screenings at festivals in Mexico, Australia, Brazil, Greece, Israel, Portugal, Sweden, Lithuania, Rumania, Italy, […]

Media Art Salon with Telematique & U-matic

As part of the Tech Open Air festival taking place in Berlin July 17, 2014, SomoS Art house opens its doors to technology enthusiasts and art lovers alike with a media art salon evening showcasing the work of Telematique + U-matic. The Berlin-based duo will present a generative video installation titled ‘Tornado#3’ in the salon […]

Unclean In Motion

SomoS Art House dedicates its June 2014 program to the theme of “uncleanliness”. The Unclean exhibition presents works by international visual artists, performers, film makers and lecturers that deal with issues of self-identification and/or social exclusion based on common taboos and prejudices. The performance by Josip Horvat (HR) Let Him Out is dealing with the […]