Residing in the Borderlands

For TAKE XI of our year-long, monthly film series RESIDING IN THE BORDERLANDS,we are excited to have Candice Nembhard join us digitally for a conversation on these beautiful films, which are a testament to the strength and community that has been built by black queer practitioners in Berlin, both Afro-German and other diasporas.

Candice explains her choice of films as follows:
“When I think of Berlin, I think of the great Audre Lorde and her incredible influence on Afro-German, queer history through poetry, academia, and community development. Nearly 30 years after her passing, black practitioners working in Berlin (such as Poliana Baumgarten) are providing timely and innovative assessments of black, queer life through music, film, and dance; a continued manifestation of Lorde’s timeless work.”

Candice Nembhard (okcandice) is a writer, poet, artist, and curator, based in Birmingham and Berlin. After studying English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, Candice published her debut series of poems with Eggbox Publishing, later writing for 1-1, SAND Journal, Berlin Art Link, Sleek Magazine, and Highsnobiety. Her visual performances have been exhibited at The Volksbühne (Berlin), Birmingham Hippodrome (Birmingham), BOZAR (Brussels), Kunstverein (Hamburg), Soho House (Berlin), Hebbel Am Ufer Theatre (Berlin), and Galerie Wedding (Berlin). In 2019, she wrote and directed her first short cinepoem, “The Morning After Love.”

Candice is the founder and curator of the QTBIPOC event series ALL FRUITS RIPE, co-founder of the arts collective Poet & Prophetess, and co-producer of The R.A.P Party Berlin. She is currently an Artist-Curator at Birmingham’s Eastside Projects.