One-Meter Rule

Program organized by Dora Budor

Filmscreenings and discussions

1 Sep 2023, 20:00 Klosterruine Berlin, Klosterstr. 73a 2 Sep 2023, 20:00 Club der polnischen Versager*innen, Ackerstraße 168 Free admission The events will take place in English.

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Hà Lệ Diễm: Children of the Mist, 2021, © Varan Vietnam

“One meter reflects a physical distance, but it’s also about closeness, and the idea of being close to someone. To capture someone in such close proximity, instinctually you become very scared. That closeness is the distance of being able to attack someone, which means they can attack you back.” — Kazuo Hara

One-meter rule: accosting someone in public and taking a photograph of them from less than one meter away. The program organized by Dora Budor considers two films that operate too close to their subjects.


Kazuo Hara: Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974, 1974, @ Shisso Productions, Inc.

September 1, 2023, 8pm
Klosterruine Berlin (Klosterstr. 73a, 10179 Berlin)
Hà Lệ Diễm: Children of the Mist (2021)
Color, digital, 92 mins.
in Hmong/Vietnamese with English subtitles
Followed by a discussion with Erika Balsom, Dora Budor and Enzo Camacho

September 2, 2023, 8pm
Club der polnischen Versager*innen* (Ackerstraße 168, 10115 Berlin), co-organized with Elisa R. Linn, Tiphanie Kim Mall and Flora Klein.
Kazuo Hara: Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 (1974)
B/W, 16mm, 98 mins.
in Japanese with English subtitles


Invited by Juliane Bischoff


Dora Budor (b. 1984, Zagreb) is an artist and writer who lives in New York. Selected solo exhibitions include Continent, Kunsthaus Bregenz; Incontinent, Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art (GAMeC), Bergamo; Autoreduction, Progetto, Lecce; I am Gong, Kunsthalle Basel; Benedick, or Else, 80WSE, New York; and Spring, Swiss Institute, New York.
Her work has been presented in numerous institutional exhibitions, including 59th Venice Biennale (2022), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2022), Tabakalera, Spain (2022), 58th October Salon | Belgrade Biennale (2021), Tbilisi Biennale 2021 (2021), Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (2021); Migros Museum, Zürich (2021); Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, (2021); Kunstmuseum Winterthur (2021); 2nd Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (2020); Geneva Sculpture Biennale (2020); MoMA Warsaw (2020); Montpellier Contemporain, (2020; 2018); 16th Istanbul Biennial (2019); Kunstverein Nuernberg (2019), 13th Baltic Triennial (2018); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, (2017); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2017); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2016). In 2019, Budor was awarded Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts. She is a regular contributor to art publications, including Mousse Magazine and Texte zur Kunst.

Erika Balsom is Reader in Film Studies at King’s College London. She is the author of four books, including After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation (Columbia University Press, 2017) and TEN SKIES (Fireflies Press, 2021, shortlisted for the Kraszna Krausz prize). Her criticism appears regularly in venues such as Artforum and Cinema Scope. With Hila Peleg, she is the co-curator of No Master Territories: Feminist Worldmaking and the Moving Image (HKW Berlin/Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, 2022–23) and co-editor of the books Feminist Worldmaking and the Moving Image (2022) and Documentary Across Disciplines (2016), both published by MIT Press. In 2018, she was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize and the Katherine Singer Kovacs essay award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

Enzo Camacho and Ami Lien are collaborating artists from the Philippines and the US. Their practice moves from the Philippines outwards to other places, addressing localised iterations of labour and capital from the perspective of post-colonial damage. They have shown at Green Papaya Art Projects (Quezon City, Philippines), the Lab at NTU Center for Contemporary Art (Singapore), Kunstverein Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany), the Brunei Gallery at SOAS University of London (London, UK), Manifesta 13 (Marseille, France), the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial (Brisbane, Australia), the 39th EVA International Biennial (Limerick, Ireland) and the 5th New Museum Triennial (New York, USA). They are currently working on an experimental documentary that will premiere at ParaSite in Hong Kong this coming October.

*The Filmclub der polnischen Versager*innen was founded by Elisa R. Linn, Tiphanie Kim Mall and Flora Klein at the Club der polnischen Versager in 2021. On individual evenings they screen selected experimental films and run a bar. The Club der polnischen Versager was founded in the 1990s by Polish artists living in Berlin and is an institution of German-Polish cultural exchange in Berlin-Mitte.

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