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C/O Berlin App #2 © C/O Berlin Foundation, Stephanie von Becker

Photography meets film history

The C/O Berlin App #2 offers visitors a digital extension of the exhibition programme. In the exhibition Queerness in Photography, you can view historical film clips from selected photographs on your smartphone and thus gain an insight into queer German film history.

Edition #2
Hände mit Smartphone in der Ausstellung 'Queerness in Photography' verwenden die C/O Berlin App
C/O Berlin App #2 in der Ausstellung 'Queerness in Photography', 2022 © C/O Berlin Foundation, Stephanie von Becker
Queerness in German Cinema

C/O Berlin examines the representation of identity, gender, and sexuality in photography in three complementary exhibitions entitled Queerness in Photography. Ranging from historical image material that shows the act of photographing as a way to find one’s identity, a documentation of a safe space that is unique in the history of photography, to contemporary forms of expressing gender fluidity.

Since the invention of the medium in 1839, photography has not only depicted people; it has also significantly influenced their position in society and politics due to the way that photography visually categorizes people based on their physical characteristics, behavior, and clothing. Since 1910, this social process also spreads through film and cinema.

C/O Berlin App #2 © C/O Berlin Foundation, Stephanie von Becker

The film clips, among others by Lothar Lambert, Rosa von Praunheim, Ulrike Ottinger and Michael Brynntrup, show that film, as well as photography, can also be an act of liberation and self-empowerment. By visualising one's own identity or documenting communal cohesion in the queer community, new artistic forms of representation emerge.

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In Collaboration with
Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen

Made possible by
Capital Cultural Fund (Hauptstadtkulturfonds)


Edition #1
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Discover photography at the sub

Edition #1 of the C/O Berlin App was a great success! Over the course of the exhibition Harald Hauswald . Voll das Leben! Reloaded, C/O Berlin fans were able to discover partly unpublished photographic material by the OSTKREUZ photographer at selected subway stations on the U2 line. These images were digitally displayed in direct proximity of the sites where they have once been created. With the help of augmented reality technologies, billboards on smartphone screens were transformed into images of our exhibition.

We are already working at full speed for the upcoming Edition #2Stay tuned for what's to come!