Ulrike Ottinger: Ticket of No Return, still, 1979.
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Art Hub Film Club :

Ulrike Ottinger: Ticket of No Return

24 April 2024 07.00 PM - 09.00 PM
Vester Vov Vov Absalonsgade 5, 1658 København V

In the spring 2024, the Art Hub Film Club at the Copenhagen cinema Vester Vov Vov is being presented by Berlin-based artist Loretta Fahrenholz, who will feature a selection of films that delve into the emergence of filmmaking during the 1970s and 1980s, spurred by the women’s liberation movements.

The screening series continues with the film Ticket of No Return - a surreal, darkly humorous, and highly stylised film by German Director Ulrike Ottinger. The narrative follows a silent female character, known only as ‘she’, who chooses to retreat from a life of privilege and books a one-way ticket to East Berlin to spend her days drinking. Echoing throughout this urban adventure is the sound of high heels against marble floors, as ‘she’, the nameless protagonist, delves into and challenges notions of female archetypes, the woman as an object, and female agency and desire.

The film is presented in German with English subtitles.


Ulrike Ottinger: Ticket of No Return
24 April at 7.00 - 9.00PM
Vester Vov Vov
Absalonsgade 5
1658 Copenhagen V

Participation in the screening is free, but it is mandatory to book a seat in advance.
Book your seat(s) here.


featuring Loretta Fahrenholz

In spring 2024, the Art Hub Film Club, presented by artist Loretta Fahrenholz, will feature a selection of films that delve into the emergence of filmmaking during the 1970s and 1980s in Berlin, spurred by the women’s liberation movements. Female directors renegotiated the male dominated New German Cinema and experimented with highly subjective, wildly divers forms of filmic expression. All films are marked by their defiance of commercial norms, that seek to invent new languages of political filmmaking. By transferring these methods and narratives into contemporary culture Fahrenholz echo this tradition andcreates an overlap of temporalities.

The films Two A.M. by Loretta Fahrenholz, Ticket of No Return by Ulrike Ottinger and Is This Fate by Helga Reidemeister represents the act of filmmaking for what it has been for many women, across the decades and around the globe, a terrain of feminist struggle, and a way of not only relating to society, but remaking it.


21 March 2024, 7.00 - 09.00PM
Loretta Fahrenholz: Two A.M

24 April 2024, 7.00 - 9.00PM
Ulrike Ottinger: Ticket of No Return

29 May 2024, 7.00 - 9.00PM
Helga Reidemeister: Is This Fate 



Loretta Fahrenholz is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Berlin. Her ongoing investigations into contemporary media conditions improvise a decidedly post-cinematic approach to film, exploring social reality today. Often referencing mainstream genres such as sci fi, rom com and fantasy, the artist constructs hybrid docu-narratives whereby the screen begins to function as an interface between subjects and institutions, the real and the programmed.

Fahrenholz’s work has been shown internationally, including solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Bergen, Berlin (2023); Kölnischer Kunstverein (2022); n.b.k. – Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2021); mumok – Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation, Vienna (2018); Fridericianum, Kassel (2016); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016) and Kunsthalle Zürich (2015). As well as film screenings at Ann Arbor Film Festival (2019, 2020, 2021); Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (2014, 2020); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2019); Image Festival Toronto (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (2015); and Anthology Film Archives, New York (2015).

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