berlin: vorspannkino

a jaw-dropping beauty suspended in space. as she gradually unveils, words emerge and descend, covering her body like fig leaves. at the climax of this hot intro barbarella floats before our eyes in paradisiacal nudity. the of combining writing, image, and sound to introduce a theme without giving too much away, has defined the emergence and style of a whole genre. showing more than 50 opening and closing titles, the exhibition vorspannkino [cinema of titles] at the kw institute of contemporary art is to honor this special form of film. opening party is sat - feb 7 [5pm-10pm]. location: auguststrasse 69 [mitte].