Ute Aurand

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Geboren 1957 in Frankfurt am Main, aufgewachsen in Berlin.
Studium an der Deutschen Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb) 1979-85.
Ab 1985 freie Filmarbeit. 1987 Gründung der "Ute Aurand Filmproduktion".

Aufführungsorte und Festivals u.a.: International Film Festival Rotterdam; Toronto International Film Festival (Wavelengths); Berlinale (Forum Expanded); Media City Film Festival, Windsor, Canada; Hong Kong International Film Festival; NYFF (Views From the Avant Garde); Tate Modern London; Österreichisches Filmmuseum; Arsenal Berlin; Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen; Pacific Film Archive; Harvard Film Archive; Anthology Film Archives; CalArts, LA; Cinematheque San Francisco; Goethe Institut London / Santiago de Chile; Feminale Köln; AVE Netherland; Riga International Film Festival; Ecole de Beaux Arts Paris; Waseda University Tokio; Museum of Modern Art Yokohama; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa; Cultuurcentrum Brugge; International Film Festival Gijon, Spain; Courtisane Film Festival Ghent; CCCB Barcelona; Doclisboa; Robert Flaherty Film  Seminar 2016;

Werkschauen und wichtige Gruppenprogramme seit 2012: "Intimate Portraits: Films of Ute Aurand" kuratiert von Susan Oxtoby, Okt 2012 Pacific Film Archive; "Film Portraits by Ute Aurand" kuratiert von Haden Guest, Nov. 2012, Harvard Film Archive;  "In Person: Ute Aurand", kuratiert von Alexandro Bachmann, März 2013 Österreichisches Filmmuseum Wien; "Ute Aurand, FILMS", kuratiert von Alexander Hetherington /The Modern Edinburgh Film School; "Fragment of a filmmaker's work: Ute Aurand and Margaret Tait", kuratiert von Federico Rossin, 18-21 Aug 2014 états généraux du film documentaire; "A camera of one’s own. Film portraits and diaries by Ute Aurand, Margaret Tait and Marie Menken", 6. Feb 2014 CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona; "To Be Here: The Films of Ute Aurand" kuratiert von George Clarke, 21./22. Feb 2014 Tate Modern London; "A Paradise Built In Hell", Juli 2014, Kunstverein in Hamburg, kuratiert von Bettina Steinbrügge, Stefanie Schulte-Strathaus; Ute Aurand:Here and Now, kuratiert von Maria Palacios Cruz Oct 2014 OFFoff Gent, WOLKE Brussels; "Films of Place by Ute Aurand", kuratiet von Haden Guest, Harvard Film Archive, März 2015; Ute Aurand: Eye Movement Stillness, Cinema in the Cinematheque Vancouver Juli 2015; Personal Space: Films by Aurand and Beavers, kuratiert von Joanna Raczynska, National Gallery of Art,  Washington, DC, Oct 2015;

Artikel/Gespräche: "Rhythmisierung - Ein Gespräch mit der Filmemacherin Ute Aurand", Philipp von Lucke, Film&TV Kameramann 7/2003; "In Present Tense:  Films by Ute Aurand" Chris Kennedy 2010; "Postcards from the Avant Garde - Highlights from the 49th NYFF's Views", Aily Nash, The Brooklyn Rail, November 2011; "Interview with Ute Aurand by Federico Rossin" états généraux du film documentaire 2013; "Aurand & Tait, cine de resistencia poética", Diagonal Periodico.net 2013; "Introducing the intimate films of Ute Aurand" von Erika Balsom, Tate Modern, 2014; "Gespräch: Ute Aurand mit Madeleine Bernstorff", dffb-Archive 2015; "…Wenn ich im Dunkel des Kinos sitze", Kinema Kommunal 1/2016, Conny Klauß; "Auftritt des Augenblicks" www.shortfilm.de, Conny Klauß, 3/2016;

Kuratorische Arbeit seit 1981: Organisation monatlicher Filmabende im Kino Arsenal und Filmkunsthaus Babylon, Berlin: „Filmarbeiterinnen-Abende“ 1990-95, Filmreihe „Sie zum Beispiel“ 1995-96. Organisation von Filmtourneen mit Werkschauen und freie kuratierte Filmprogramme. Mitbegründerin des „Filmsamstag" im Babylon.Mitte (1997-2007), Präsentation monatlicher Filmabende zusammen mit Renate Sami, Theo Thiesmeier, Bärbel Freund, Milena Gierke, Karl Heil und Johannes Beringer.

Forschungsprojekt und Buch "Frauen machen Geschichte - 25 Jahre Studentinnen an der DFFB", Band 1 Filmo- und Biographien, Band 2 Filme  von 1966-1991 zusammen mit Maria Lang, 1991.

Lehrtätigkeiten seit 1989: Hochschule der Künste Hamburg, Hochschule der Künste Bremen; Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb); Dozentin für Experimentellen Film, Hochschule für Gestaltung Zürich 1997-2003. Bolexwerkstatt Gründung, dffb März 2015.

Mitarbeit in der Gruppe "Arsenal Filmatelier" (zusammen mit Stefanie Schlüter, Robert Beavers, Anna Faroqui, Eunice Martins, Laura Mello, Haim Peretz): analoge Filmworkshops an Berliner Schulen seit 2010.

2001/02/04 längere Aufenthalte in Puna, Indien, es entsteht India. Mai/Juni 2009 Filmtournee in Japan es entsteht "Junge Kiefern". August-November 2012 USA Aufenthalt, es entsteht "To Be Here".

 

Born in 1957 in Frankfurt/Main, grew up in Berlin.
1979-1985, studied filmmaking at the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb).
Since 1985 producing her own films. 1987 founded "Ute Aurand Filmproduktion".

Festivals and showcases i.a.:  International Film Festival Rotterdam; Toronto International Film Festival (Wavelengths); Berlinale (Forum Expanded); Media City Film Festival, Windsor, Canada; Hong Kong International Film Festival; NYFF (Views From the Avant Garde); Tate Modern London; Österreichisches Filmmuseum; Arsenal Berlin; Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen; Pacific Film Archive; Harvard Film Archive; Anthology Film Archives; CalArts, LA; Cinematheque San Francisco; Goethe Institut London / Santiago de Chile; Feminale Köln; AVE Netherland; Riga International Film Festival; Ecole de Beaux Arts Paris; Waseda University Tokio; Museum of Modern Art Yokohama; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa; Cultuurcentrum Brugge; International Film Festival Gijon, Spain; Courtisane Film Festival Ghent; CCCB Barcelona; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Robert Flaherty Film Seminar 2016; DocLisboa;

Recent solo screenings and important group shows: "Intimate Portraits: Films of Ute Aurand" curated by Susan Oxtoby, Pacific Film Archive Oct 2012; "Film Portraits by Ute Aurand" curated by Haden Guest, Harvard Film Archive Nov. 2012;  "In Person: Ute Aurand" Österreichisches Filmmuseum Wien, curated by Alexandro Bachmann, March 2013; "Ute Aurand, FILMS", curated by Alexander Hetherington /The Modern Edinburgh Film School; "Fragment of a filmmaker's work: Ute Aurand and Margaret Tait", curated by Federico Rossin, états généraux du film documentaire 8/18-21/14; "A camera of one’s own. Film portraits and diaries by Ute Aurand, Margaret Tait and Marie Menken", CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona 2/6/14; "To Be Here: The Films of Ute Aurand" curated by George Clarke, Tate Modern London 21./22. Feb 2014; "A Paradise Built In Hell", July 2014, Kunstverein in Hamburg, curated by Bettina Steinbrügge, Stefanie Schulte-Strathaus; Ute Aurand:Here and Now, curated by Maria Palacios Cruz Oct 2014 OFFoff Gent, WOLKE Brussels; "Films of Place by Ute Aurand", Haden Guest, Harvard Film Archive, March 2015; Ute Aurand: Eye Movement Stillness, Cinema in the Cinematheque Vancouver Juli 2015; Personal Space: Films by Aurand and Beavers, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Oct 2015;

Articles: "Introducing the intimate films of Ute Aurand" by Erika Balsom, Tate Modern, 2014; "Interview with Ute Aurand by Federico Rossin" états généraux du film documentaire 2013; "Postcards from the Avant Garde - Highlights from the 49th NYFF's Views", Aily Nash, The Brooklyn Rail, November 2011; "In Present Tense:  Films by Ute Aurand" Chris Kennedy 2010; "Aurand & Tait, cine de resistencia poética", Diagonal Periodico.net 2013;

1990-95, presented the series "Filmarbeiterinnen-Abend" at the Arsenal cinema, Berlin, featuring films made by women, mostly experimental. 1995-96, organised "Sie zum Beispiel" (Her, for Example) at the Arsenal and Babylon cinemas, in which 12 women filmmakers /artists selected and presented a personal selection of films by other women filmmakers. 1997, founded "FilmSamstag" (Film Saturday) together with Renate Sami and Theo Thiesmeier, later joined by Bärbel Freund, Karl Heil, Milena Gierke and Johannes Beringer,  to present a monthly film programme in Kino Filmkunsthaus Babylon Mitte until 2007. Since 1981 curated filmprograms e.g. "Lichtgedichte/Light Poems", "Hyacinths" and "Poetinnen mit der Kamera/Women Poets with the Camera" and monographic programs of films by Marie Menken, Margaret Tait and Utako Koguchi.

1991: Research project and book „Frauen machen Geschichte – 25 Jahre Studentinnen an der dffb“ (Women make History-25 Years of Women Students at the dffb), together with Maria Lang.

Teaching (selection): 1989/2005/06/07/14 Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb); 1990 Academy of Arts Hamburg: "experimental film class"; 1992/98 Academy of Arts Bremen: "Haiku film seminar"; 1997-2003 lecturer of Experimental Film at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Zürich.

In 2001, 2002 and 2004 extended periods in Pune, India, where I filmed India. May/June 2009 film tour in Japan, filmed Junge Kiefern (Young Pines). Aug-Dec 2012 lived in the States, filmed To Be Here.