Photo © Claus Löser
Claus Löser was born in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz) in 1962. As a writer and Super-8 filmmaker, he was very closely connected to the art scene there in the 1980s. In 1983, he co-founded the music improvisation group Die Gehirne (The Brains), of which he has since been a member. Since 1990, Löser has been the programmer at the arthouse cinema Brotfabrik in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg; since 1992, he has also worked as a curator, freelance journalist, and film historian. He studied media and dramaturgy at the Academy for Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg from 1990-1995. In 1996, he co-founded ex. oriente. lux, an archive devoted to East German underground and experimental films, and he co-published the book Counter-Images: Filmic Subversion in the GDR 1976-1989 with Karin Fritzsche. Löser, who lives in Berlin, was the curator of the restrospective After Winter Comes Spring at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival.
2009 Behauptung des Raums – Wege unabhängiger Ausstellungskultur in der DDR (Claiming Space – The Independent Art Exhibit Scene in the GDR, doc.)