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online screening 8–20 May 2021

towards memory

a film by Katrin Winkler

2016, 2-Channel-Videoinstallation, HD, 32 ́00 ́ ́, color, sound
Courtesy: the artist and Arsenal distribution /Institut für Film und Videokunst Berlin

towards memory is a video and research project in collaboration with Namibian women who as
children were sent to the former GDR during the Namibian struggle for independence and against
apartheid, which started in 1979. After the fall of the Berlin Wall they were abruptly sent back to

Namibia. The video installation is based on archival research, video interviews, as well as contem-
porary commemorations of 25 years of independence and the Genocide of the Herero and Nama.

The project scrutinizes the entanglement of German and Namibian politics dealing with the conse-
quences and (in-)visibilities of colonialism, genocide, displacement, and apartheid.


Produktion: Katrin Winkler, Berlin
Kamera: Katrin Winkler
Editing: Katrin Winkler + Noam Gorbat
Sound: Kauna Hoabeb
Sound Design: Stefano Röslmair + Azadeh Zandieh
Mitwirkende: Monica Nambelela, Lucia Engombe,
Fatima Pedru, Esther Utjiua Muinjange
Format: 2-Kanal-Videoinstallation, Farbe, Ton
Länge: 32 min
Sprache: Deutsch, Englisch
Untertitel: Deutsch

Katrin Winkler (*1983 in Starnberg) works in the fields of expanded cinema, critical research,
photography and video. How history is in-/visible and entangled with the contemporary moment
is a reocurring question in her artistic practice. She holds a BFA in Photography from the University
of Applied Sciences, Munich. She was a student assistant at the Katutura Community Art Center,
Windhoek, Namibia and the City Varsity, Cape Town, South Africa. She studied Media Arts/ Mass
Media research and Art in Public Media Space with Günther Selichar and finsihed the Master Class
Programme with Clemens von Wedemeyer at the Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig. And she studied
Photography&Media&Integrated Media(MFA) amongst others with Allan Sekula, Ashley Hunt,
Michelle Dizon and Billy Woodberry in the MFA Programme at the California Institute of the Arts,
Los Angeles. Her works have been shown internationally.

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