learning by earning {working title}

A video program for Athens and Kassel

Curated by
Artemis Potamianou (Athens) and Bjørn Melhus (Kassel)
Total running time: 73 min.
learning by earning
presents 9 different approaches by artists from Kassel and Athens to frame the diverse European realities in times of crisis, migration, precarious economies, cultural colonization and gentrification.
Nicos Samaras, Clara Winter, Kostas Economou, Jan Peters, Yiannis Grigoriadis, Bjørn Melhus, Artemis Potamianou, Kerstin Honeit, Yiannis Melanitis
Screening Athens:
June 9th, 2017
Athens School of Fine Arts,
Old Library
Pireos 256
-18233 Athens
Screening Kassel:
(date will be announced shortly)
(@ Interim, Kunsthochschule Kassel)
Franz-Ulrich-Straße 16

ExplorerIN 2009 upcoming Festivals:

Kurzsüchtig Festival, Schaubühne Lindenfels Leipzig, 1.4.2017


Internationales FrauenFilmFestival Dortmund/Köln am 7.4.2017 zur Langen Filmnacht


Fish- Festival im Stadthafen Rostock, 12.5.2017


Museum für Sepulkralkultur


Elf künstlerische Positionen der Kunsthochschule Kassel im Museum für Sepulkralkultur

zeigt “Mika”

10.Juli-11.September 2016

Eröffnung 9.Juli 2016 18Uhr


In der Kategorie “Experimentalfilm” hat POSTCOLONIALISM IN 30SQM den Publikumspreis beim Kursüchtig Festival in Leipzig gewonnen.

Danke and alle die dabei waren!


Postcolonialism in 30 sqm Festivals

Contavision Berlin


Danke für den Tagespublikumspreis!


Kurzsüchtig Festival Leipzig



FishFestival Rostock



Kino International Kunst Berlin

KIK Together With MOMENTUM Present:



Curated by Rachel Rits-Volloch (MOMENTUM), Constanze Kleiner, David Szauder

Opening: Friday 4th March, 2016, 9pm – late

Kino International (Karl-Marx-Allee 33, 10178 Berlin)

Entrance Free until 11pm, after 11pm 6 Euro, 10pm Party with LA SCHMOCK

‘Ganz Grosses Kino’ is a common expression in German slang – a description of any dramatic event, on or off the screen, often used ironically as a mockery of the theater of daily life. Cinema has always been a way of traveling without traveling – moving images move us. In an era of unprecedented mobility, life is becoming increasingly cinematic, as the fictions of the big screen blur into the realities of the daily news. Disaster scenarios with wars, bombs, disease, natural catastrophe, irrevocably rising sea levels. Is it Hollywood or CNN? Is art mirroring life or visa versa? While many struggle to survive, we, the fortunate, surf. We surf the web, the slipstream, the information age. We are constantly connected via smartphones iPads and apps; inundated with images, texts, and tweets; relentlessly bombarded with events, invitations, and offers. We live lives of perpetual motion from one piece of information to the next, from one opportunity to the next, and from one place to the next. Mobility – both geographical and social – not so long ago the privilege of the few – is now taken for granted as the entitlement of the majority. But as more and more people relocate, our open borders can sadly result in closing minds. Throughout Europe, nationalism is on the rise; otherness exacerbated by openness. Borders increasingly open to the right few still snap shut to the many others. Historically having expelled millions, Berlin is still making up for it, reinventing itself as the go-to capital of the mobility age. At the geographical center of Europe, Berlin acts as a vortex, sucking in the cool young things of art, fashion, media, music; professionals and tourists, migrant labourers and refugees. Berlin is a city of migrants where everyone is always from elsewhere, somewhere anywhere but here. It is a city of mobile people and moving images. Berlin is a pit-stop in the race of upward mobility; a place in-between; an ideal stage for acting out the stories of otherness; a screen onto which to project our lives as we zoom past onto the next bright distraction in this era of impermanence. ‘Ganz Grosses Kino’ is an exhibition of art from elsewhere, about otherness, on the move to somewhere else. It is a co-curation by 3 Berlin-based curators – Rachel Rits-Volloch of

MOMENTUM, Constanze Kleiner, and David Szauder, with contributions from ikonoTV, and students of Bjørn Melhus’s Virtual Realities class at Kassel University. It is a timeless exhibition of time-based art, placing the human dramas of the Old Masters alongside the digital dramas of our age.


Beziehungsarbeit in Bukarest, Ramallah, Johannesburg, San Francisco


Victoria Art Center Bukarest, Rumänien


/si:n/ Festival für Videokunst und Performance

Ramallah, Palestina


Screening, Goethe Institut Johannesburg, Südafrika

Screning, Goethe Institut San Francisco, USA

2. Platz Deutscher Jugendvideopreis

der mit 600€ dotierte 2. Platz ging an JUST KIDS LEFT ALIVE ON THE ROAD!

Inhalt: Raus aus der Sicherheit, rein ins Ungewisse. Aber in Mexiko finden Clara und Miguel weder das romantische Hippie-Leben noch das große Abenteuer. Eine Begegnung mit der Wirklichkeit.

Jurybegründung: Zwei junge Leute Mitte Zwanzig wollen aus der Langeweile ihres geordneten Lebens ausbrechen. Mit ihrer Kamera halten sie ihren kurzen Aussteigertrip nach Mexiko fest. Doch am Ende erweist sich die Flucht aus der Sicherheit als Illusion. Mit einem ebenso reflektierten wie selbstionisch-witzigen Voice-Over-Kommentar suchen Clara Winter und Miguel Ferráez in ihrem Dokumentarfilm nach dem, wovor sie weglaufen wollen und wie sie scheitern. Eine improvisiert wirkende Bildungsreise in die Ferne und wieder zurück. In die gute alte Mittelklasse, der sie nicht entkommen können.

Just kids left alive on the road FESTIVALS 2015


fishfilm, Rostock



Werkstatt junge film Szene, Wiesbaden


Back up, Weimar



Musrara Mix Festival, Jerusalem


Mediafestival Tübingen 19-21.Juni


Fusion Festival 25.06.2015

Deutscher Jugendvideopreis, nominiert

JustKidsLeftAliveOnTheRoad on Festivals

Premiere Mexico shortsshorts Festival

13.11.2014 Dokfilmfestival Kassel

23.11.2014 Visionale Frankfurt


Stuttgarter Filmwinter

FishFilmfestival Rostock