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Films which were found, believed lost, disintegrated, never completed, or produced in a state of emergency, as well as video cassettes and clips are the theme of an event series, which is part of Forum Expanded. Continuing the “Visionary Archive” research project presented in 2015, the question again focuses on how the encounter with archives generates phantasms and how history is projected into the future. With contributions from Nigeria, Afghanistan, Jordan, Cyprus, Palestine, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Indonesia.


”It follows, certainly, that Freudian psychoanalysis proposes a new theory of the archive; it takes into account a topic and a death drive without which there would not in effect be any desire or any possibility for the archive. But at the same time, at once for strategic reasons and because the conditions of archivization implicate all the tensions, contradictions, or aporias we are trying to formalize here, notably those which make of it a movement of the promise and of the future no less than of recording the past, the concept of the archive must inevitably carry in itself, as does every concept, an unknowable weight.“ Jacques Derrida, ”Archive Fever”

The Unbelievable Photos Taken by the Crazy Russians Who Illegally Climbed Egypt's Great Pyramid with Ala Younis (13.2., 11:00)

Rotting Away Behind Locked Doors with Edwin (14.2., 11:00)

Reclaiming History, Unveiling Memory with Didi Cheeka (15.2., 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., 11:00)

Hannibal in Rafah: A Reconstruction of One Bloody Day in the 2014 Gaza War from User Generated Videos with Eyal Weizman (16.2., 12:00)

VHS Cyprus: A Lost History with Constantinos Taliotis (17.2., 11:00)

What We Left Unfinished with Mariam Ghani and Latif Ahmadi (18.2., 11:00)

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