Illuminated-Unrecounted.-Diaz-Point-2013

"Diaz Point" von Nicola Brandt 

September (date to be confirmed)

TERRITORIES UNDER MY SKIN / RE-VISITED


Film program at Changing Room

Concept by Caspar Stracke (Germany)
 and Jaro Straub (Germany)


Films by

Nicola Brandt (Namibia)

Musquiqui Chihying (Taiwan) und Gregor Kasper (Germany)

Laura Horelli (Finnland)

Katrin Winkler (Germany)

Hildegard Titus (Namibia)

Joel Haikali (Namibia)

Tuli Mekondjo (Namibia)

Caspar Stracke (Germany)

The film program „Territories under my Skin / Re-visited" is looking at the manifold questions which the history of Namibia and its past and present (post-)colonial entanglements with Germany are posing to contemporary filmmakers from Namibia, Germany and those from elsewhere looking into the relationship of the two nations. The film program is taking its viewing location - a backyard in the African Quarter in Berlin - as a starting point to expand the post-colonial circles of inquiries. What begins in Lüderitzstrasse, Berlin eventually brings us to Lüderitz, Namibia. Beyond the „African Quarter“ in Wedding, Berlin; Musquiqui Chihying and Gregor Casper explore the aftermath of the nearby Schrebergartenverein. Socialist ties between SWAPO and GDR revive a long forgotten ideological relationship in Laura Horelli’s work. Followed by Kartin Winkler, who has a long research history with Namibia which brought her eventually to Windhoek in the 90s, whereas Caspar Stracke recently continued to collect observations and voices in Swakopmund and Lüderitz. From here the perspective reverses with accounts from contemporary Namibian artists and filmmakers - Hildegard Titus, Tuli Mekondjo, Joel Haikali and Nicola Brandt who are reflecting upon postcolonial identity from the idiosyncratic viewpoint of today’s Namibia with its diverse ethnic origins, ranging from Ovambo to Herero, from Nama to white descendants with German/European heritage.