Trans-African movements have long connected the continent with the old and new world. The exhibition project THE SPACE BETWEEN US addresses the transcultural and transcontinental enmeshments that reach all the way to Germany. The project is being implemented by a variety of active exhibition formats at the same time – the display of photographic reproductions on billboards all over Berlin, the presentation of artistic positions at the ifa-Galerie Berlin, a music convention involving radio, and last but not least, a film program at Arsenal and the ifa-Galerie Berlin from November 18-20. These different media and formats are used to emphasize the variety and particularity of each position and medium that each pick up on a particular aspect of trans-African relations. The central theme of the film program is movements, within Germany and to and from Germany, and all the way back to Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya or South Africa, which cinema has an ability to narrate in a very singular manner. The selected films engage with these movements and develop narrative forms that take the to and fro just as seriously as the being here in its political, aesthetic and social crossing of boundaries.
The exhibiton THE SPACE BETWEEN US and the film series was curated by Marie-Hélène Gutberlet. Also see thespacebetweenusberlinstuttgart.wordpress.com