ABOUT

DISTRUKTUR
Melissa Dullius and Gustavo Jahn form Distruktur since 2007, when they moved together from South Brazil to Berlin. They started making films together in 1999, first on Super 8 and later on 16mm, their medium until the present day. After joining the collective LaborBerlin in 2007 they started applying handmade techniques on the making of their films. Beyond conceiving and producing moving images, they appear as actors and musicians and act as lab technicians, doing great part of the post-production work of their films.
Distruktur's body of work takes form as films, installations, film performances, photographs, text and graphic. It crosses the borders between art and film, experimental and narrative, photography and moving image.
Films by Distruktur have been presented in festivals such as Berlinale, Torino, Moscow IFF and Videobrasil, as well as in Berlinische Galerie in Berlin, New Museum in New York, Paço das Artes in São Paulo, and Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre.
The duo lives and works in Berlin.

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DISTRUKTUR
Melissa Dullius (Porto Alegre, 1981) e Gustavo Jahn (Florianópolis, 1980) formam a dupla Distruktur desde 2006, quando mudaram-se de Porto Alegre para Berlim. Eles começaram a fazer filmes em 1999, primeiro em película Super 8 e depois em 16mm, suporte que usam até os dias de hoje. Após se juntarem ao grupo fundador do coletivo LaborBerlin em 2007 eles começaram a utilizar técnicas manuais na feitura dos seus filmes. Além de conceber e produzir imagens em movimento, eles também aparecem como atores, músicos e técnicos de laboratório, realizando grande parte do trabalho de pós-produção nos seus filmes.
Os trabalhos da dupla tomam forma a partir de imagens, sons e textos. Seus filmes, fotografias e filmesperformances transitam nas fronteiras entre arte e cinema, experimental e narrativo, fotografia e imagem em movimento.
Nos últimos anos tiveram trabalhos exibidos e premiados em festivais internacionais como Berlinale, Torino, Moscou, Videobrasil, e também em museus e galerias como Berlinische Galerie, CAC Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre, Paço das Artes e New Museum em Nova York.
Muito Romântico é o primeiro longa-metragem Distruktur.

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FESTIVALS/SHOWS/PROJECTS

2017 BUSINESS AS USUAL (SUBMIT YOUR INVOICE) | Kreuzberg Pavillon | BERLIN

2017 THE NEW NORMAL | The Hangar - UMAM D&R | BEIRUT

2017 MOSTRA DO FILME LIVRE | RIO DE JANEIRO

2017 NOVÍSSIMO CINEMA BRASILEIRO | SÃO PAULO

2017 CINE-CLUB PERLA-MODE | ZURIQUE

2017 LA CASA ENCENDIDA | MADRI

2017 RETROSPECTIVA 2016 / EXPECTATIVA 2017 | Cinema do Dragão| FORTALEZA

2017 52. SOLOTHURNER FILMTAGE | Fokus: Art mon amour / Cinéma mon amour | SOLOTHURN

2017 BLICKLE ARCHIVE SERIES #16 | Blickle Kino im 21er Haus | VIENNA

2017 IN LOVE WITH FILM #1 | Filmkoop wien | VIENNA

2016 3. BERLIN ART FILM FESTIVAL | Kino Movimiento | BERLIN

2016 20° FESTIVAL DE CINEMA LUSO-BRASILEIRO | SANTA MARIA DA FEIRA

2016 PONREPO CINEMA | PRAGUE

2016 PAF - FESTIVAL OF FILM ANIMATION | Film Labor | OLOMOUC

2016 TRANSCINEMA FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE | Sección Radicalismos | LIMA

2016 8ª SEMANA DOS REALIZADORES | RIO DE JANEIRO

2016 34. TORINO FILM FESTIVAL | Onde/Waves | TURIN

2016 OCUPE CINE OLINDA | OLINDA

2016 THE LAST MACHINE | Filmmuseum | VIENNA

2016 CINE ESQUEMA NOVO 2016 | Arte Audiovisual Brasileira | PORTO ALEGRE

2016 IX JANELA INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DO RECIFE | Features Competition

2016 40ª MOSTRA INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA EM SÃO PAULO | New Directors

2016 15th INTERNATIONAL KANSK VIDEO FESTIVAL | Premieres | MOSCOW

2016 5. ARTLOOP Festival | SOPOT

2016 PEOPLE'S CINEMA | Salzburger Kunstverein | SALZBURG

2016 HYBRID(...)SCAPES | Nida Art Colony | NIDA

2016 16. NOWE HORYZONTY/ IFF T-Mobile NEW HORIZONS | Films On Art Int. Competition | WROCLAU

2016 THE MIDNIGHT SHOW 4 | New Horizons + BWA Wroclaw | WROCLAU

2016 MIFF/ MELBOURNE INT. FILM FESTIVAL | International Panorama | MELBOURNE

2016 FILM AS A SENSITIVE BODY | 63. Int. Sommerakademie Für Bildende Kunst | SALZBURG

2016 DIALOGUE(S) | Galerie Fotohof | SALZBURG

2016 BAINS ARGENTIQUES | Open Screening | NANTES

2016 OPEN SCREENING | L'Abominable | PARIS

2016 ANALOGUE ZONE FINALE | Kino Arsenal | BERLIN

2016 NEW BUENOS AIRES | Corner College | ZÜRICH

2016 FILMESPERFORMANCE | Église Saint-Merry | PARIS

2016 DISTRUKTUR VISITS L'ETNA | L'Etna | PARIS

2016 EKSPERIMENTALA KINO VAKARS | Kino Bize | RIGA

2016 12 x12 IBB VIDEO SPACE | Berlinische Galerie | BERLIN

2016 KÜNSTLERINNENPROGRAMM | Berliner Senat für Kulturelle Angelegenheiten

2016 34. FESTIVAL CINEMATOGRÁFICO INT. DEL URUGUAY | Iberoamerican Features Competition | MONTEVIDEO

2016 66° BERLINALE | Forum Expanded | BERLIN

2016 FILM AIN'T DEAD #1 + #2 | Ausland / Spektrum | BERLIN

2016 DIFFRAKTION #6 | Silent Green Kulturquartier | BERLIN

2015 SET TO GO | Diverse Locations | VILNIUS / TALLINN / HELSINKI

2015 PHOTOPLAY SERIES N. 2 | Spektrum |BERLIN

2015 HERZ CINE-CLUB | BERLIN

2015 SALÃO TRANSARTES | Forum Brasil | BERLIN

2015 DOMINICAOS | Cine-Risco | SALVADOR

2015 FRENKEL DEFECTS | Diverse Locations | US Tour

2015 JONNY | insitu | BERLIN

2015 ABSCHIED | T27 | BERLIN

2015 VIDEOBRASIL | SÃO PAULO

2015 PERSPECTIVES - ON MOVING | Directors Lounge/ Z Bar | BERLIN

2015 (S8) MOSTRA DE CINEMA PERIFÉRICO | A CORUÑA

2015 FILMESPERFORMANCE | NK Projekt | BERLIN

2015 FILMMAKER'S CHOICE | Kino Arsenal | BERLIN

2015 FILMESPERFORMANCE | Academie Minerva Beeldende Kunst & Vormgeving | GRONINGEN

2015 ABHÖRORGIE | BKA Theater| BERLIN

2015 DIFFRAKTION 5 | Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi Berlin | BERLIN

2015 MOSTRA DE CINEMA DE TIRADENTES

2014 STÜCKWERK | Kunstraum T27 | BERLIN

2014 WILDE NACHT DES WILDEN FILMS | Ausland | BERLIN

2014 CINE ESQUEMA NOVO EXPANDIDO | Sala P.F. Gastal/ Santander Cultural | PORTO ALEGRE | Acquisition Prize TVE/RS for 'In the Traveler's Heart'

2014 VI SEMANA DOS REALIZADORES | RIO DE JANEIRO

2014 TRANSDUCTION | Berghain | BERLIN

2014 LABORBERLIN SUMMER SCREENING | Am Flutgraben | BERLIN

2014 COOKING YOUR LIFE | Widerstandsmuseum | BERLIN

2014 FESTCURTASBH | Materialidades | BELO HORIZONTE

2014 KANSK VIDEO FESTIVAL | International Competition | KANSK

2014 TRANSDUCTION | 47. Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik | DARMSTADT

2014 LIVING ARCHIVE | Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. | BERLIN

2014 MITOVIDEOS | Museu da Imagem e do Som | SÃO PAULO

2014 MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | Cine Fantom | MOSCOW

2014 ANALOGUE ZONE #3 | Cimatheque | CAIRO

2014 WHERE DREAMS CROSS | Rygerfjord | STOCKHOLM

2014 WE ARE ANIMALS | Austellungsraum Bilingua | BERLIN

2014 9 LABS PART II | Filmwerkplaats | ROTTERDAM

2014 DUPLICATUM | Vesselroom Project / 15 Rue Keller | BERLIN / PARIS

2014 DIFFRAKTION 4 | Villa Neukölln | BERLIN

2014 DOUBLE PREMIERE | Ausland | BERLIN

2013 TORINO FILM FESTIVAL | Waves | TURIN

2013 17° FESTIVAL DE CINEMA LUSO-BRASILEIRO | SANTA MARIA DA FEIRA - Jury Honorable Mention - In the Traveler's Heart

2013 SEMANA DOS REALIZADORES | RIO DE JANEIRO

2013 VI JANELA INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DO RECIFE | RECIFE

2013 KÜNSTLERINNENPROGRAMM | Kino Arsenal | BERLIN

2013 SHORT FILMS & SLOW FOOD | Pontecarlo | BERLIN

2013 LA PANTALLA HÍBRIDA | Fundación Luis Seoane | A CORUÑA

2013 TAKING LIBERTIES | Exit | BERLIN

2013 CINEESQUEMANOVO EXPANDIDO | Santander Cultural / Galeria Ecarta | PORTO ALEGRE

2013 RITUAL ROOM | Contemporary Art Centre | VILNIUS

2013 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMME | Nida Art Colony | NIDA

2012 PERSPECTIVE MATTERS - TWO STAGED CONCERTS | Berghain | BERLIN

2012 LEERSTAND . 012 / 13 | Kitev | OBERHAUSEN

2012 TRUE TRUE NAME - MAD KATE'S PERFORMANCE SALON | Exit | BERLIN

2012 AVI KANAL - VIDEO, FILM ART & PERFORMANCE PLATFORM | August II | BERLIN

2012 KINO IM ZELT | Straßenfest Großgörchenstraße | BERLIN

2012 FILM SCREENING IN A GARTEN | Secret Location | BERLIN

2012 LABORBERLIN SOMMERFEST | Panke | BERLIN

2012 INTO THE CITY GRAN LUX | Tonkino Saalbau | VIENNA

2012 CORPO SENSÍVEL 2 WORKSHOP | Centro Integrado de Cultura | FLORIANÓPOLIS

2012 PERFORMA PAÇO | Paço das Artes | SÃO PAULO

2012 DIRECTORS LOUNGE | Naherholung Sternchen | BERLIN

2012 LABORBERLIN MEETS KINO LAB | Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano | BOGOTÁ

2012 DIFFRAKTION II | Stattbad Wedding | BERLIN

2011 FESTIVAL DE CINEMA LUSO-BRASILEIRO | SANTA MARIA DA FEIRA

2011 VANISHING POINT | Galeria Ecarta | PORTO ALEGRE

2011 IV JANELA INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DO RECIFE | Best Film in International Competition - Cat Effekt

2011 CORPO SENSÍVEL | Janela Internacional de Cinema | RECIFE

2011 CURTA GALERIA | Caixa Cultural | RIO DE JANEIRO

2011 CURTA CINEMA | RIO DE JANEIRO

2011 COMA - Conexões Exploratórias em Arte e Música Híbrida | BELO HORIZONTE

2011 IMAGE BLOCKS | Panke | BERLIN

2011 CAT EFFEKT: BERLIN PREMIERE | Kino Moviemento | BERLIN

2011 KAUNAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

2011 VILNIUS FILM SHORTS

2011 HANDS OVER CINEMA | Goethe Institut | ATHENS

2011 OPTICA FESTIVAL DE VIDEOARTE | Casa Encendida | MADRID

2011 KÜNSTLERINNENPROGRAMM | Berliner Senat für Kulturelle Angelegenheiten

2011 INTRICATE MACHINES | Mica Moca Project Space | BERLIN

2011 22º FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS DE SÃO PAULO

2011 TUDO È Guest Nation Brazil | Ex-Esattoria | FLORENCE

2011 MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

2011 BAFICI - BUENOS AIRES FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE

2011 29° INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF URUGUAY | MONTEVIDEO

2011 CINEESQUEMANOVO | PORTO ALEGRE

2011 MOSTRA COLETIVO AVALANCHE | Casa M | PORTO ALEGRE

2011 DIFFRAKTION | Stattbad Wedding | BERLIN

2011 GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL | Remix 9 | BERLIN

2010 GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL | BERLIN

2010 FESTIVAL DE CINEMA LUSO-BRASILEIRO | SANTA MARIA DA FEIRA

2010 CONSTRUCTING VIEWS: EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO FROM BRAZIL | New Museum | NEW YORK

2010 MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | CINE FANTOM ALTERNATIVA | MOSCOW

2010 DISTRUKTUR NA ILHA | Cine Pitangueira | FLORIANÓPOLIS

2010 NARRATIVAS À DERIVA | Mostravídeo Itaú Cultural | CURITIBA

2010 DISTRUKTUR NO RECIFE | Cinema da Fundação | RECIFE

2010 BRAZILIAN EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA | Cine Fantom | MOSCOW

2010 STEP BEYOND MOBILITY FUND | EUROPEAN CULTURAL FOUNDATION

2009 KINO FESTIVALIS 8MM | VILNIUS

2009 TORINO FILM FESTIVAL | Waves | TURIN

2009 AURORA – COMMON GROUND | Mythic Encounters | NORWICH

2009 CURTACINEMA | RIO DE JANEIRO

2009 JANELA INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA | RECIFE

2009 CINEESQUEMANOVO | PORTO ALEGRE

2009 FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS DE BH | BELO HORIZONTE

2009 FORUM EXPANDED | BERLINALE | BERLIN

2008 FEST. DE CINEMA LUSO-BRASILEIRO | Somos Todos Filhos da Terra | SANTA MARIA DA FEIRA | Audience Award - Triangulum

2009 VÍDEOARTE NOS JARDINS DO DMAE | PORTO ALEGRE

2008 SELECT ON TOUR: Reflections | Tape, BERLIN/ Felsenkeller, LEIPZIG/ Fabrik, HAMBURG/ Welterbe Zollverein, ESSEN/ Kölnmesse, KÖLN

2008 SUN SCREENINGS | Kino Arsenal | BERLIN

2008 ÜBERGEFAHREN | Kunstraum T27 | BERLIN

2007 KUNSTSALON D21 | Kunstraum D21 | LEIPZIG

2007 FEST. DE CINEMA LUSO-BRASILEIRO | SANTA MARIA DA FEIRA | Best Film in Somos Todos Filhos da Terra - Éternau

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FILMOGRAPHY

2016 MUITO ROMÂNTICO, 16mm/DCP 2K, Color, 5.1, 72 min

2012-2016 FILME DE PEDRA, 16mm, B&W, Live Sound, Variable duration, Work-in-progress

2013-2016 NAVEGAÇÃO, 2x16mm | B&W/Color, Live Sound, Variable duration | Work-in-progress

2015 PASSEIO NOTURNO, 16mm, Color, Live Sound, 5 min

2015 SAINDO DE ROCA SALES, 16mm, Color, Silent, 5 min

2014 A MÁQUINA DO TEMPO, 16mm/ HD Video, Color, Sound, 5 min

2013 IN THE TRAVELER´S HEART, 16mm, Color, Sound, 20 min

2012 PLAYING NEAR THE END (I'LL WRITE IT DOWN), 2x16mm, Performance, Sound, Color / B&W, Variable duration

2012 FOTOKINO, 16mm, Color, 3'

2012 BIRKENWALD, 16mm/HD, Installation, B&W, 7'

2012 ROKH II, 16mm, Music Film, Color / B&W, 5'

2012 CORREDORES DE LONGA DISTÂNCIA, 16mm, Color, 3'

2012 STEINBERGKURVE, 16mm, Installation, B&W, Loop

2012 DON’T LOOK BACK / LABIRINTO, 16mm, Color, Sound, 6'

2011 GUERRERO, 2x16mm, Installation, Loop

2011 ÉTERNAU ALTERSTEREO, 2x16mm, Performance, Sound, Color, 25'

2011 LUX INTERIOR, 16mm, Installation, Loop

2011 CAT EFFEKT, 16mm / HD, Fiction, Sound, Color, 40'

2009 TRAIN TRIP - Super 8mm, B&W, 3'

2009 WE CAN GO NOW - Super 8mm, Ficiton, Sound, Color / B&W, 3'

2009 RUBBER AND MEAT - HDV, Music Video, 3'

2009 2003, Video, Sound, Color, 5'

2009 LVDNGRSLVNGKLS, 16mm / Video, Music Video, Color, 3'

2008 TRIANGULUM, 16mm / Video, Fiction, Color / B&W, Sound, 22'

2008 POSTCARDS, 16mm, Fiction, Color / B&W, Sound, Work-in-progress

2008 TOO MUCH, 16mm / Video, music video, 4min – co-directed by Bonaparte

2007 WRYGDWYLIFE, Video, Music Video, 4'

2007 SHE’S AN APPLE PIE, 16mm/video, music video, 3min

2007 PUPPENHAUS, 3x16mm installation, colour, loop

2006 ÉTERNAU, 16mm / Video, Fiction, Color, Sound, 21'