How many different weapons does it take to fight?
INVOCATIONS 26.02.2020 15:00
WITH Anna Azevedo, Edna Bonhomme, Filipa César, Claudia Huaiquimillá, Odile Joannette, Wapikoni Collective, Tiny Mungwe, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Abhishek Nilamber, Marinho Pina, Laura Huertas Millán, Leo Pakarati, Patrícia Ferreira Pará Yxapy, Themba Bhebhe and Fanny Huc
LANGUAGE Event in Brazilian Portuguese and English
ENTRy Free – Donations welcome
|Patrícia Ferreira Pará Yxapy and Anna Azevedo Guided Tour In Portuguese & English|
Anna Azevedo, Abhishek Nilamber, Laura Kloeckner Words of Welcome
TAKE I: ON FICTIONs, REPRESENTATIONs And Futures
TAKE II: TOWARDS A LAND WITHOUT EVIL
TAKE III: COALITIONS, COMMON PRACTICES AND COLLECTIVE HEALING
Accompanying the solo exhibition LETTER FROM A GUARANI WOMAN IN SEARCH OF THE LAND WITHOUT EVIL by Patrícia Ferreira Pará Yxapy which explores the Brazilian indigenous filmmaker’s work through the archive of her audiovisual journey, we invite you to a gathering around narrations and strategies of, and beyond, indigenous filmmaking and storytelling. Engaging a plurality of voices that resonate with the spirits released by Patrícia Ferreira Pará Yxapy’s letters in the exhibition, the INVOCATIONS explore cinematic practice as a tool of resistance and healing.
For these particular INVOCATIONS we will think through notions and ideas brought up in the exhibition and twist them in various formats seeking commonalities as well as coalitions to engage the forces of cinema to move beyond its borders. With the invention of the moving image, the camera has been instrumental to the affirmation of the colonial project, feeding an epistemic imaginary fabricated in the West. We aspire to explore decolonial acts and strategies of disobedience forging for filmic counter-narratives. How many different weapons does it take to fight? Tracing the historical entanglements of power relations and moving image, we will spark the discussion with reflections on fiction, futures and representation (TAKE I), the struggle for land rights and cinematic documentation (TAKE II), to finally explore the concept of indigeneity through coalitions and commonalities empowering film circulation (TAKE III).
ARTISTIC DIRECTION Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
CURATOR Anna Azevedo
PROJECT COORDINATION & CO-CURATION Laura Kloeckner, Eirini Fountedaki
EXHIBITION PRODUCTION Abhishek Nilamber
SAVVY.DOC CURATION Elena Quintarelli, Anna Azevedo, Laura Kloeckner
COMMUNICATIONS Anna Jäger
Graphic Design Lili Somogyi
MANAGEMENT Lema Sikod
TRANSLATION Pamela Biénzobas and Jorge Vega
LIVE STREAMING Boiling Head Media
LETTER FROM A GUARANI WOMAN IN SEARCH OF THE LAND WITHOUT EVIL is supported by Goethe-Institut Rio de Janeiro and ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen). The exhibition is presented within the program of the 15th Forum Expanded | 70th Berlinale. It is part of “Archive Außer Sich”, a project of Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt as part of “The New Alphabet”, a HKW project supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media due to a ruling of the German Bundestag. The INVOCATIONS are additionally supported by the Embassy of Chile.
Visual Still from Jeguatá [Travel Notebook] by Patricia Ferreira Pará Yxapy, Ariel Ortega, Ana Carvalho and Fernando Ancil.