Three Videos, One Archive

Clementine Butler-Gallie Alexis Guillier Peter Hort raúl i. lima Sarah Messerschmidt Rita Mounzer Ayman Nahle Lara Portela Siska
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16.03.2022

[1]The Perverted Archival Image workshop centered on and tentacled off from Studio Baalbeck. The workshop participants created an audio montage of recordings to accompany some of the visual archive material and constructed a lexicon as a tool in attempting to make legible the unknowns of the Studio Baalbeck Archive.

Peter Hort, Sarah Messerschmidt: Fragments and Annotations
Alexis Guillier: Trailer for “Purgatoire” (“Cinema that kills”)
Rita Mounzer: Diary Entry No.168.

All archival material used in this workshop are part of the Baalbeck Studios collection and were kindly made available by UMAM D&R and digitized by Arsenal—Institute for Film and Video Art.


This contribution is published in the framework of the Whole Life Academy as part of the workshop “The Perverted Archival Image”.

  1. This contribution is published as the workshop findings of “The Perverted Archival Image”. The workshop was convened by Ayman Nahle and Siska and took place online from October 2021 – March 2022 as part of the Whole Life Academy Berlin. 

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