re-selected is a festival section and a series of programmes launched in 2018 and based on research in the archive of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. The project looks at film history as a history of the reception of film prints whose itineraries are unique and have marked their material presence. In this sense, every copy of a film is an original. The point is not to fetishize the analogue, but rather to appreciate film prints as historical objects, "portable sites of remembrance" (Sylvie Lindeperg), which do not become obsolete once a film has been digitally restored. Yet, since digitization does play a major role in safeguarding prints, it is now possible to regularly present selected films on the Channel highlighting individual print histories.
Since 2022, some of the project's research results have been summarized in dossiers. These re-selected dossiers are available online. They are supplemented by a film offer here on the Kurzfilmtage Channel.
Contact: Tobias Hering
re-selected is a joint project of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art within the framework of "Archive außer sich". Archive außer sich is a project of Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art, in the frame of the cooperation "The Whole Life: An Archive Project" together with Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Pina Bausch Foundation and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. It is part of HKW’s project "The New Alphabet", supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media due to a ruling of the German Bundestag.