The film program will expand the framework of the project to include other marginalized subjects from different contexts. The symposium accompanying the film program will address the relation between moving images (video works and film essays) and testimony (written and spoken word), between dispositive of representing moving images (gallery setting and cinema setting) and political dispositive of memory (family remembrance, historical narratives, cultural and social settings, geopolitics). The question we want to discuss further with the artists and filmmakers is the question of the materiality of the media and its relation to perception. For that purpose, different form of representation will be employed, juxtaposing digital format with analog filmic material. Reconsidering the structure of the material itself that corresponds with the theme of the project, since the physical traces of history of the film are inscribed into the film material itself, the same way as the traumatic past leaves both mental and physical scars on the bodies and places.
The film program, curated by Angelika Levi and Borjana Gaković, is planned for 2019. More information coming soon.
Angelika Levi is a filmmaker and researcher who works with a range of media, particularly film material, video, audio, photography and text. She studied at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. The starting point of her work is direct experience, but is examined and situated within a political and social space. From 1985 on, her works has been awarded and presented at international film festivals. Her first full-length documentary My Life Part 2 won several prizes and had its premiere at the Forum / International Berlin Film Festival (2003). Children of Srikandi, a collaborative film project reflecting on authors’ lived experience as queer women in Muslim Indonesia, had its premiere at Panorama / International Berlin Film Festival (2012) and won several awards. Her latest work Miete Essen Seele Auf was shown in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2015). Levi also works as a script and dramatic advisor, lecturer and film editor.
Borjana Gaković is film and media scholar. She has been involved in numerous projects related to film, theatre and media(theory), including Aufbruch der Autorinnen (The Rise of Women Directors) initiated by Sabine Schöbel, the exhibition and film series Kinoarchäologie (The Archeology of Film) under the direction of Sabine Nessel in the framework of Living Archive – Archive Work as a Contemporary Artistic and Curatorial Practice as well as Asynchronous. Documentaries and Experimental Films on the Holocaust at Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art in Berlin. She was the author and co-editor of the 68th edition of the edited volume Frauen und Film (AUFBRUCH. Regisseurinnen der 60er) on European women directors in the 1960s. Co-developer of theatre workshop series Body//Language//Archive. Since June 2017 she is a correspondent for media and politics of the German Association of Municipal and Cultural Cinema en co-editor of the magazine for film politics Kinema Kommunal. Lives and works in Berlin.