Melissa Dullius and Gustavo Jahn form Distruktur since 2007, when they moved together from southern Brazil to Berlin. They started making films together in 1999, first on Super 8 and later on 16mm, their medium until the present day. After joining the collective LaborBerlin in 2007 they started applying handmade techniques to the making of their films. Beyond conceiving and producing moving images, they appear as actors and musicians and act as lab technicians, doing a great part of the post-production work of their films.
Distruktur's body of work takes form as films, installations, film performances, photographs, text and graphic. It crosses the borders between art and film, experimental and narrative, photography and moving image.
Solo exhibitions 2012 Distruktur: Filmesperformance, Paço das Artes, São Paulo (BR). 2005 Ficcionismo, Museu do Trabalho, Porto Alegre (BR).
Group exhibitions/festivals 2016 66th Berlin International Film Festival, Forum Expanded section, Berlin. 2015 19th Videobrasil, São Paulo (BR). (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico, A Coruña (ES). 2014 Transduction, Berghain, Berlin. 2013 Ritual Room, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius. 31st Torino Film Festival, Waves section, Turin (IT). 2012 Perspective Matters, Berghain, Berlin. 2011 BAFICI – Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente. 2010 Constructing views: Experimental film and video from Brazil, New Museum, New York (US). 2009 59th Berlin International Film Festival, Forum Expanded section, Berlin.
Publications “Translocações”, in: Michelle Sommer (ed.), Práticas Contemporâneas da Teoria do Mover-se (ou 10 Diálogos sobre Situações de Errância), Rumos Itaú Cultural, Porto Alegre 2016. “Gustavo Jahn and Melissa Dullius talk to Teresa Villaverde”, in: Asta Vaičiulytė (ed.), CAC Interviu issue 20-21, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, 2013, pp 17-23. “Melissa Dullius & Gustavo Jahn: Triangulum”, in: Adam Pugh (ed.), Common Ground, Aurora, Norwich 2009, pp 166–171.
2016 / 201606 / Performance
New Buenos Aires: Performance / Screening Éternau Alterstereo by Distruktur
Distruktur (Melissa Dullius and Gustavo Jahn)
2016 / 201605 / 201606 / Ausstellung
New Buenos Aires
Anne Brand Galvez, Marie Carangi, Damian Christinger, Jonathas de Andrade, Distruktur (Melissa Dullius and Gustavo Jahn), Luciana Freire D'Anunciação, Mariano Gaich, Oscar Gardea Duarte, Pascal Häusermann, Silvan Kälin, Cristiano Lenhardt, Jso Maeder, Ana Roldán, Dimitrina Sevova, Lena Maria Thüring, WORMS Künstler_innengruppe