The first program features a short documentary by Birgit Hein showing iconic queer artist Jack Smith during a performance at the Cologne Zoo in 1974. Excerpts from the 2017 documentary ESCAPE FROM RENTED ISLAND: THE LOST PARADISE OF JACK SMITH by Jerry Tartaglia are commented and discussed in a talk between film theorist Marc Siegel (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M.) and British videoartist Phil Collins (Professor at KHM, Cologne).
KINO 74′ – JACK SMITH – Jack Smith im Kölner Zoo – Birgit Hein, D 1974, 10′
Excerpts from ESCAPE FROM RENTED ISLAND: THE LOST PARADSE OF JACK SMITH – Jerry Tartaglia, USA 2017
Discussion: Marc Siegel and Phil Collins