Film-maker Alexander Kluge presented an evening of short films and lectures that culminated in an 83-minute screening of his epic 570-minute film, News from Ideological Antiquity: Marx–Eisenstein–
Das Kapital, based on the work of James Joyce and Sergei Eisenstein.
Kluge, the chief ideologue of new German cinema, also writes on contemporary philosophy and social theory. His working methods are grounded in a rich and representative mosaic of sources: fiction, public records, essays, news, quotations, observations and free associations.
Park Nights 2009
Park Nights is an annual series of events staged every Friday night in the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. The 2009 programme included music, theatre, performances, talks and film screenings. The season culminated in October with Poetry Marathon, the latest in the Gallery’s acclaimed series of Marathons, conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery Co-Director.
All events were held in the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009 designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA.