Residing in the Borderlands
MONTHLY FILM SERIES: TAKE XI
Online Event 20.05.2020 20:00
With Candice Nembhard
LANGUAGE Event in English
///\\\ Audre Lorde –The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992. Dagmar Schultz. 2012. 79 minutes.
Access via: vimeo.com/337995665 (password: enterMay2020_1)
///\\\ Moxn. Poliana Baumgarten. 2019. 9 minutes.
Access via vimeo.com/406759580/2a4249eccb (no password
We won’t be able to meet at SAVVY Contemporary. So we will do this: These films selected by our guest will be made available online for 24 hours prior to the conversation. The link will be posted here and through our other waves. After watching the films, we invite you to a conversation with Candice Nembhard, Eirini Fountedaki and Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein on 20.05.2020. It will be hosted on Facebook Live and we encourage you to join via the chat function.
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.
Our monthly film series RESIDING IN THE BORDERLANDS intends to create a new cartography of Berlin through diasporic perspectives. As part of our diasporic place-making, we will explore different film-worlds, considering both the visual and the auditory. Through the cinematic experience, we aspire to reach another way of being present, thinking of film as a form of movement that can also propel us into previously unthought of futures.
To this end, we will invite twelve speakers, each from a different diasporic community, and with occupations within and beyond the cultural sector, to choose a film that represents their experience moving through the city. As we unearth the diasporic polyphony in which we live, spaces that may be just a facade at the edge of our peripheral vision, become concrete places embodied by the experiences of the individuals who inhabit it.
CURATORS Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein, Eirini Fountedaki
COORDINATION Jörg-Peter Schulze
COMMUNICATION Anna Jäger
GRAPHIC DESIGN Ola Zielińska
The film series is funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education.