The Strange Little Cat

  • January 17, 2018 / 19:00
  • January 20, 2018 / 18:00

Director: Ramon Zürcher
Cast: Jenny Schily, Anjorka Strechel, Mia Kasalo, Luk Pfaff
Germany, 2013, 72’, renkli / color
German with Turkish subtitles
 

It’s a warm and sunny Sunday afternoon in Berlin, where three generations of a family gather in a flat for an evening meal. There are hectic preparations in the kitchen. Everyone is present in this picture: 2 siblings in their 20’s, a little girl screaming and jumping around with a remote helicopter at hand, a mother who is the real chief in action of this scene, dad, uncle, aunts, cousins, neighbours and a tawny red cat in the middle of it all. Ramon Zürcher made a marvelous job gratifying the story of each and every character in this picture and creating fragments and stories from every little detail which actually proves him out to be compared with Bresson or Tati from his debut feature film. In a plain, comfortable manner of working, without trying to achieve avid resolutions, The Strange Little Cat puts out the absurd mediocre of humankind.

A Cat in Paris

A Cat in Paris

The Future

The Future

Rent-A-Cat

Rent-A-Cat

The Strange Little Cat

The Strange Little Cat

Kedi

Kedi

She’s Allergic to Cats

She’s Allergic to Cats

Tomcat

Tomcat

Samurai Cat

Samurai Cat

Neko Ninja

Neko Ninja

Trailer

The Strange Little Cat

Good News from the Skies

Good News from the Skies

Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day. 

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

In 1998 Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu collaborated on an obvious remake of Marcel Duchamp’s Roue de Bicyclette, his first “readymade” object. Duchamp combined a bicycle wheel, a fork and a stool to create a machine which served no purpose, subverting accepted norms of art.