December 2019, berlinale forum

First Works Confirmed for Forum Expanded

Al-Houbut (The Landing) by Akram Zaatari

AL-HOUBUT (Akram Zaatari)

The selection of the 15th Forum Expanded is nearly complete. Works already con-firmed include new films by Ana Vaz and Akram Zaatari and installations by Filipa César, Kika Thorne, Joe Namy, Forensic Architecture and The Otolith Group. Following last year’s successful inaugural show at silent green Kulturquartier, this year’s group exhibition will be taking place there at the underground Betonhalle once again.

List of works

The first works to be confirmed point to an exciting programme: The Otolith Group’s INFINITY MINUS INFINITY explores racism in British society today via the fate of the Caribbean immigrants of the Windrush Generation. Made at the Sensory Ethnography Lab, HARVARD PEABODY EXPEDITION TO NETHERLAND NEW GUINEA 1961 is a study of sound recordings made during the shoot for Robert Gardner’s ethnographic film Dead Birds. Akram Zaatari also focuses on sound: In AL-HOUBUT (THE LANDING), sound artists make an abandoned desert town resonate. The full list of works will be published in January.  

A I O U
USA
by Anton Vidokle / Adam Khalil / Bayley Sweitzer
World premiere

AL-HOUBUT (THE LANDING)
Lebanon / United Arab Emirates
by Akram Zaatari
International premiere

APIYEMIYEKÎ?
Brasil / Portugal / France / Netherlands
by Ana Vaz
International premiere

CITZENS OF THE COSMOS
USA / Japan / Ukraine
by Anton Vidokle
International premiere

EQUINOX
USA
by Margaret Honda
World premiere

HALF BLUE
USA / Lebanon
by Joe Namy
International premiere

HARVARD PEABODY EXPEDITION TO NETHERLAND NEW GUINEA 1961
USA
by Ernst Karel / Veronika Kusumaryati
World premiere

INFINITY
MINUS
INFINITY

Great Britain / United Arab Emirates / Belgium
by The Otolith Group
International premiere

THE PHANTOM MENACE
Great Britain
by Graeme Arnfield
World premiere

PURPLE SEA
Germany
by Amel Alzakout / Khaled Abdulwahed
World premiere

QUANTUM CREOLE
Germany / France / Portugal / Spain
by Filipa César
International premiere

RECOVERY
USA
by Kevin Jerome Everson
World premiere

SHIPWRECK AT THE THRESHHOLD OF EUROPE, LESVOS, AEGEAN SEA: 28 OCTOBER 2015
Great Britain
by Forensic Architecture
World premiere

THE SUN
Canada
by Kika Thorne
International premiere