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Anastenária – Das Fest der Feuerläufer von Lagadás

Film still from ANASTENÁRIA – DAS FEST DER FEUERLÄUFER VON LAGADÁS: A group of people walk over fire with their bare feet.

Sun 21.05.

In her cinematic oeuvre, Margaret Raspé examines automated everyday processes and actions, which she also retraces using her own body. Questions of perception, spirituality, and healing play central roles. Between 1978 and 1985, Raspé accompanied the Anastenarides, a group of Christian families in Greece that celebrate Saint Constantine’s name day with an annual firewalking ritual. ANASTENARIA - DAS FEST DER FEUERLÄUFER VON LAGADÁS (BRD 1985) explores the interaction between body and mind, and the communal ecstasy and knowledge that have been passed down through generations. The documentary will screen alongside Maya Deren’s DIVINE HORSEMEN: THE LIVING GODS OF HAITI (USA 1951), which is a cinematic exploration of Haitian dance and depicts the preparations for a celebration of the deity Lwa. The screening will take place in the context of the exhibition of Margaret Raspé's work at the Haus am Waldsee. In cooperation with the Deutsche Kinemathek. (Pia-Marie Remmers)

Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti Maya Deren USA 1951 Digital file 50 Min.

Funded by:

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