Departing from our own personal geographies, with all their layers and trajectories, this video-based exhibition forms part of a long-term project that aims to intensify social and historical sensibility and to create transversal links from south and east of Europe to South America and vice versa. Through fragmented micro-histories and ancestry-related issues of memory and forgetting, the artists are searching for the ways to confront traces of the past inscribed in landscapes, minds and bodies. Their critical reflections on micro- and macro-politics from antiracist (post-)migrant feminist and queer perspectives put into question established historiographical categories, the linearity of historical processes and the meaning of political identities and territories. We wish to touch upon the materiality of memory and media that brings about the promise of transmitting an openness to what is absent, to what no longer takes place, taking into account what has been lost in the process of remembering and gained in the process of imagining new forms of subjectivity.
[personal]—geographies is a long-term project that includes research, exhibitions, film programs and publication. Born out of friendship, it was initiated in 2016 by Branka Vujanović and Yara Haskiel.