Panel Discussion | Archives as power political instrumentariums and the creation of counter-archives, so-called “archives from below”


Heide Schlüpmann studied philosophy in the 1960s, inter alia in Frankfurt/Main. She is a passionate cineast since 1970. Lecturer for film since 1977, from 1991-2008 professor of film studies at Goethe University Frankfurt/ Main. Co-founder of Kinothek Asta Nielsen e.V., which documents, archives and promotes women’s historical and present film work.

Simon Rothöler is a junior professor of media technology and media philosophy at Ruhr University Bochum and co-founder as well as editor of the journal CARGO Film/ Medien/Kultur. His most recent publication is the book “Das verteilte Bild. Stream – Archiv – Ambiente“.

Gabriele Stötzer is an artist, filmmaker and writer. Besides running a private gallery in Erfurt, she also works as a photographer, performance- and videoartist. Co-founder of “Frauen für Veränderung“ (Women for Change) and coinitiator of the first occupation of a Stasi district administration in December 1989.

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Dennis Vetter is a film critic, independent scholar, curator and festival organizer. As a co-founder and programmer of Berlin Critics’ Week, he keeps visiting festivals internationally, focusing on documentary cinema, Asian cinema, queer cinema and experimental film.

20 April, 6 pm – Schaubühne Lindenfels – Free entrance