Banabila & Machinefabriek meet Gustav Deutsch's FILM IST. A GIRL & A GUN

Gg 10
Sat May 31 – 7:15PM -- 9:00PM

Where: EYE

CineSonic is back at EYE with a special screening of Gustav Deutsch's iconic found-footage film FILM IST. A GIRL & GUN.

Deutsch's film will be presented with a new electro-acoustic score by Dutch avant-garde electronic artists MACHINEFABRIEK and BANABILA.


Austrian filmmaker Gustav Deutsch has been successful in bringing forgotten and mouldering film images back to life. Deutsch has been called a ‘filmmaker without a camera’ and a ‘juggler of found footage’. Like an archaeologist of film, he offers the audience a perspective on film history, rearranged according to his own rules. Documentaries, slapstick, amateur recordings, drama, scientific films and commercials all find their place in Deutsch’s remix of the cinema that results in a sensual experience of film.

FILM IST. A GIRL & A GUN is the third instalment of the long-running project Film ist, which Deutsch has worked on for more than 20 years. With A GIRL & A GUN Deutsch brings together fragments from war films, pornography and dramas about the battle of the sexes in a ‘musical in five acts’.

The screening is on the occasion of the premiere of Deutsch’s new feature film, Shirley – Visions of Reality. Gustav Deutsch will be in attendance.


Rutger Zuydervelt (NL) started releasing and performing as Machinefabriek in 2004.
Since then, he released numerous EPs and albums, emerging as one of the most respected Dutch producers of ambient electronic music.
Internationally renowned for his productions, Machinefabriek collaborated with an array of artists, musicians and film makers, such as Chris Teerink, for whom he composed the soundtrack of the documentary 'Sol LeWitt'.
Machinefabriek’s music combines elements of ambient, modern classical, minimalism, drone and field recordings.


Michel Banabila (NL) is an award-winning sound artist, composer, and producer.
Banabila's career kicked off with the album VoizNoiz (2000), which received international critical acclaim.
Michel has since worked in Poland, South Africa, Russia, Japan, Spain and Belgium and produced musical scores for numerous films, documentaries, theatre plays and choreographies.
Banabila's music is absorbing, atmospheric and cinematic.

The evening is a joint collaboration with EYE and is sponsored by the Goethe-Institut Amsterdam.

The live screening of FILM IST. a girl & a gun is in anticipation of a CineSonic programme on the theme of found footage in Trouw Amsterdam that will take place during the second half of 2014, in cooperation with EYE and LIMA. FILM IST. 1-6 by Gustav Deutsch, LYRICAL NITRATE by Peter Delpeut, and two selections from the archives of EYE and LIMA will be accompanied by soundtracks that are newly composed and performed live by prominent international and Dutch electronic music producers such as SHACKLETON and TOM TRAGO. More info soon!