5th Moon: Meet the Makers (032)

Fell welcome to meet five filmmakers of the 5th Moon Programme T-shirts, moustaches and latent theories - artistic manifestos and embodiments.

Some of them will show excerpts from their films, others we will talk to about work in progress, identity constructions of the last decades and artistic practice, still others prefer to talk to you directly over a drink at the bar. No long frontal programme, it should be a relaxed evening with enough time for personal interactions.

The film lounge will be open in the evening. However, due to the abundance of the programme, it is worthwhile to have watched the films beforehand. From May, 15th till June, 12th they can be seen during the general opening hours at the Schwules Museum.


Nathalie Percillier, born in Paris in 1960, studied at the University of the Arts (UDK) and the German Film and Television Academy (DFFB).Her short films include Bloody Well Done, Heroines of Love, which won the Teddy at the 1997 Berlinale, Hard Bread, which received national and international awards, and Utes Ende, which premiered in competition at the Berlinale in 2003. In 2011, her as yet unfilmed screenplay, In the Milk, was published in the Kopfkino series by Männerschwarm Verlag. 2013 #manifestA, her first long film about the First Manifesto of great and respected women artists, was released. 2014 Dings, a singspiel with and for Les Reines Prochaines, the stage version of which premiered in Berlin in 2010. From 2014 to 2017, Percillier was one of the chairs of Pro Quote Regie. She has dedicated herself to systemic hypnosis since 2017.

Karin Michalski works as an artist, film and video art curator and lecturer in Berlin. She has been involved in numerous festivals and exhibitions with her film and video works including The Alphabet of Feeling Bad (2014 & 2012), working on it (2008, CH/D, co-directed by Sabian Baumann), Monika M. (2004), Pashke and Sofia (2003) and women videoletters - a second text on war and globalization (2004, international group video work). In 2016 she published the artist* edition An Unhappy Archive with Edition Fink, Zurich (in collaboration with Sabian Baumann), in 2015 the book I is for Impasse. Affektive Queerverbindungen in TheorieAktivismusKunst by bbooks, Berlin (a collaboration with Ulrike Klöppel, Katrin Köppert, Käthe von Bose, Pat Treusch) and in 2011 the fanzine FEELING BAD - queer pleasures, art & politics with contributions by Ann Cvetkovich, Renate Lorenz, K8 Hardy, Sabian Baumann and Dafne Boggeri (the title refers to the term "feeling bad" by Ann Cvetkovich in: An Archive of Feelings, Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures, Duke University Press, 2003).

Verena Melgarejo Weinandt, German-Bolivian artist, curator and researcher, studied fine arts and cultural studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Instituto Universitario de Bellas Artes Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is currently a doctoral student at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Dr. Ruth Sonderegger.

Julia von Randow, 80s: drummer in the women's band DAS PAPST. 90s: practitioner of basic visual research in the PRAXIS BERLIN. Since 2008 communicator in the school management of the LETTE VEREIN BERLIN.

Vassiliea Stylianidou aka Franck-Lee Alli-Tis studied literature and linguistics at the University of Ioannina (GR) and fine arts at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin). She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide: including at nGbK Berlin, quartier21/MuseumsQuartier, Vienna; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Fotohof, Salzburg; VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne; C.R.A. C, Sète (F); KUNSTHALLE ATHENA, Athens; Onassis Cultural Center, Athens; National Museum of Contemporary Art, (EMST) Athens; State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki; Art in General, NYC; The Nicosia Municipal Art-Center, Nicosia (CY).