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Forum Expanded Think Film No 6.

„Archival Constellations“

Thursday, 22.02., 10:00-21:30
At silent green Kulturquartier, Gerichtstraße 35, 13347 Berlin

Once again this year we are dedicating a full day to international archival projects. Aging material, videos, paper documents, mobile phone footage, oral history, and seeds are the materializations of historical events and political movements, of pop culture and censorship, but also of natural disasters and future utopias. Just as archives serve as a resource for political and social discourses, they also emerge out of them. In their growth they are simultaneously marked by deterioration and loss. New concepts of time and spaces of the possible emerge from this double movement.

All panels, talks and presentations in English.

Welcome Note: Archive außer sich* – and other Constellations

Unpacking Histories: Film Archives and Their Consequences*
Christy Best, Esther Jemila Chukwuma (Jos), Didi Cheeka (Lagos), Vinzenz Hediger (Frankfurt am Main), and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (Berlin)

The Worker Leaves the Archive... Documents, Material & Commentary But No Film*
Ali Hussein Al-Adawy (Alexandria)
moderated by Ala Younis

Lunch Break and Guided Tour
Jasmina Metwaly: WE ARE NOT WORRIED IN THE LEAST, SAVVY Contemporary

Tremors, Repairs And Ruptured Narratives: Post-Earthquake Film Archives in Mexico and Japan
Viviana García Besné (Permanencia Voluntaria Film Archive, Tepoztlán) and Ayumi Hata (311 Documentary Film Archive, Yamagata)
moderated by Nicole Wolf

Storing and Growing*
Vivien Sansour (El Beir, Arts and Seeds, Beit Sahour/Bethlehem) and Jumana Manna (Berlin)
moderated by Nicole Wolf
(The panel is part of the project “Stoffwechsel” by Film Feld Forschung)

Qamra: Queer Archive And Visual Jurisprudence
T. Jayashree (QAMRA. Queer Archive for Memory, Reflection and Activism, Bangalore) and Siddharth Narrain (Delhi)
moderated by Nanna Heidenreich

Film Pedagogies And Archives Of Resistance: Subversive Film in Conversation with Mosireen*
Subversive Film, Ramallah (Mohanad Yaqubi) and Mosireen, Cairo (Jasmina Metwaly, Salma Said)
moderated by Maha Maamoun

Seeing History: The Augmented [Archive]
Kaya Behkalam (Cairo, Berlin)

From the Archive*
Harun Farocki Institut (Berlin)

*“Archive außer sich” is a project of Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt as part of “The New Alphabet”, a HKW project supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media due to a ruling of the German Bundestag.
Participating institutions are the Archive of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Film Feld Forschung gGmbH, Harun Farocki Institut, SAVVY Contemporary, pong film GmbH as well as the master degree course “Filmculture: Archiving, Programming, Presentation” at the Goethe University Frankfurt and the Seminar for Film Studies at Freie Universität Berlin.

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media
  • Logo des Programms NeuStart Kultur