In the framework of Archival Assembly #1
Time 06.09.2021 13:45
Film Philip Rizk, Mapping Lessons, Egypt 2020, DCP, Original version with English subtitles, 60 min, presented by SAVVY Contemporary
AT Arsenal Kino 1
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In the framework of Archival Assembly #1 – the (temporary) end of the five-year project and extended international collaboration “Archive außer sich” – we cordially invite you to the screening of Phillip Rizk's film Mapping Lessons:
In Mapping Lessons, we travel with K through time and place to a Levant undergoing colonization. These struggles are placed in conversation with the early days of the Soviet Union, 1936 Spain, Vietnamese resistance groups, the Paris Commune, and the Syrian Revolution, acting as a manual to prepare for and guide future movements. K learns lessons from her encounters along the way on agroecology and self-governance, on sustainable energy, and about education outside of the nation-state framework. The journey locates the current neo-colonial reality that plagues the region within the colonization of the past. Inspired by the format of an online tutorial, Mapping Lessons tells of experiments in autonomy in the absence of a state. Amongst other sources the score incorporates a 1972 free jazz session recorded in Cairo, Egypt.
Archival Assembly #1 is a festival of the Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art within the framework of "Archive außer sich" in cooperation with the project partners silent green Film Feld Forschung,, Harun Farocki Institute, SAVVY Contemporary, pong film, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, and the Master's program "Film Culture: Archiving, Programming, Presentation" at Goethe University Frankfurt. "Archive außer sich" takes place as part of the HKW project "The New Alphabet".
FUNDING Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a resolution of the German Bundestag.
Visual Still from Mapping Lessons