In 2015, the project "Visionary Archive" was launched as part of Forum Expanded, a collaborative translocal experiment on phases and facets of African cinema. Based on this year’s Forum Expanded theme "Traversing the Phantasm" seven presentations focus on the question on how the encounter with archives generates or questions phantasms. Films and videos which were found, believed lost, disintegrated, never completed, or produced in a state of emergency are the theme of each presentations.
13.2., 11:00 The Unbelievable Photos Taken by the Crazy Russians Who Illegally Climbed Egypt's Great Pyramid with Ala Younis
14.2., 11:00 Rotting Away Behind Locked Doors with Edwin
15.2., 11:00 Reclaiming History, Unveiling Memory with Didi Cheeka
16.2., 11:00 Između Nas / Between Us – An Open Archive Project at the Library Hamdija Kreševljaković – Video Arhiv with Clarissa Thieme and Nihad Kreševljaković
16.2., 12:00 Hannibal in Rafah: A Reconstruction of One Bloody Day in the 2014 Gaza War from User Generated Videos with Eyal Weizman
17.2., 11:00 VHS Cyprus: A Lost History with Constantinos Taliotis
18.2., 11:00 What We Left Unfinished with Mariam Ghani and Latif Ahmadi
Venue: Akademie der Künste, Foyer, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin
All presentations will be held in English language.