This November Zofia nierodzińska and Arsenal Municipal Gallery invite D’EST: A Multi-Curatorial Online Platform for Video Art from the Former “East” and “West” (2018-2020) to Pawilon. In collaboration with fifteen international curators, fourty artists, and other cultural experts, D’EST maps out artistic forms of historiography on a post-1989 world, especially from the perspective of female and collective production. On Saturday November 24, 2018, D’EST screening chapter #5 "We Are Family" will be launched by its curators Nataša Ilić and Jelena Vesić in conversation with respondents and audiences from Poznań.
Entwining autobiographical, historical, and fictional narratives, "We Are Family" speaks about generational, personal, and political frictions, as well as rifts and entanglements that take place in the dystopian context of the post-1989. The relationship of four figures maintain this tension; the figures of the Guest, the Mother, Lover, and the Other. The notion of family as an extended signifier overlaps with the differentiated fields of social, communal, intimate, personal, and political relations.
From November 25th onwards, chapter #5 will be accessible online for all registered users.
Free admission. Language of the event is English with consecutive translation into Polish. All videos are available in both languages: English and Polish.
curators: Jelena Vesić, Nataša Ilić
3:30 pm Part I
Ana Hušman "Ručak (Lunch)" (2008)
Milica Tomić "Portrait of MM" (1999)
Factory of Found Clothes "Three Mothers and a Chorus" (2007)
5:30 pm Break
5:30 pm Part II
Anna Daučíková "Thirty-three Situations"(2015)
Maha Maamoun "Dear Animal" (2016)
Rachel O’Reilly "Film Note" (for "The Gas Imaginary") (2014)
Q&A with the curators
Public dinner and screening of Vukica Đilas' "Home Movies" (1970-199?)
D'EST: A Multi-Curatorial Online Platform for Video Art from the Former “East” and “West” is a project initiated by Ule Gerhardt with District Berlin. D’EST is also hosted in cooperation with the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), the Goethe-Institut Moskau : Немецкий культурный центр им. Гёте в Москве, the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf, the Galeria Miejska Arsenał, Poznań, Pawilon, Poznań, and the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein Video-Forum. This project is made possible through the generous support of the Senate Chancellery Berlin – Department of Culture.