it´s all about foreplay. berliner kunstwerke presents VORSPANNKINO-54 titles of an exhibition duly for the berlinale.

the extraordinary challenge of bonding together font picture and sound, and at the same time establishing the subject, without telling everything in advance, lead to the development of a new (character) defining genre:
the cinema of titles

when during the mid 50ies film companies committed to mention all participating artists in the opening credits, it was mainly saul bass, wayne fitzgerald and maurice binder, who recognized this legal requirement to be a form of expanded space.

the exhibition VORSPANNKINO gives insight into a contemporary visualization of the phenomenon.

Dates February 8 to April 19, 2009

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin

"James Bond 007 jagt Dr. No": Terence Young, UK, 1962. title: Maurice Binder

"Psycho": Alfred Hitchcock, USA 1960. title: Saul Bass

"Death Proof": Quentin Tarantino, USA 2007