Alphabet of Feeling Bad, The

© Robert Mleczko
Germany 2012, Experimental, 13' | Director Karin Michalski | Screenplay Renate Lorenz, Karin Michalski | Editor Elfe Brandenburger | DoP Robert Mleczko | Sound Antje Volkmann | Performer Ann Cvetkovich | Production, Distribution Karin Michalski Medienproduktion

The Alphabet of Feeling Bad shows an experimental interview with the theorist and activist Ann Cvetkovich. Cvetkovich’s performance, which is based on conversations with the filmmaker, defines terms from A to Z such as »depression«, but also everyday negative feelings like the impression of being stuck at an impasse, of feeling numb or not able to work, of not being adequate and not getting on, and provides them with a different meaning.

Biography
Karin Michalski works as artist, videoart curator and lecturer in Berlin. She studied Film Directing and Production (creative producing) at the German Film- and Television Academy Berlin dffb. With her films and videos she has been invited to numerous festivals and exhibitions. Since 2001, she has been organising the queer-feminist Film Art series clipclub in collaboration with other curators. She is the editor of the art fanzine FEELING BAD – queer pleasures, art & politics.

Karin Michalski
Germany
2012
Experimental Film, Short Film
2014
desired! - film lust & queer