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July 2021

Disrupt, Dismantle, Desire

Curated by Cornelia Lund & Holger Lund (fluctuating images) , Eirini Fountedaki, Philip Rizk and Shohreh Shakoory

In Disrupt, Dismantle, Desire we aim to explore cinematic languages that challenge hegemonic narratives. Each of the films selected looks deeper at (neo)colonial ways of being and queries how we might dismantle colonial modes of knowledge production. By highlighting various aesthetic strategies that interrogate cinematic forms developed in the self-proclaimed “center of civilization,” the films collectively ask: Can the ways in which we perceive, produce and distribute cinema play a critical role in our struggles to question and subvert neo-colonial and capitalist infrastructures, borders, and gender norms?

Funded by Berliner Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung, the Berliner Senat für Kultur und Europa and the Projektfonds Urbane Praxis

Eirini Fountedaki is an independent curator, writer and researcher. Between 2018 and 2020 she worked at SAVVY Contemporary as a curator of film. She is a co-editor of the publication How does the world breathe now? She studied musicology and violin in Greece, and Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London. In 20202020, she co-founded the curatorial collective Cruising Curators.

fluctuating images is an independent and non-commercial platform for the presentation of and reflection on (media) art and design run by Cornelia Lund and Holger Lund. Its aim is to foster a fruitful exchange between aesthetic and discursive approaches to the multilayered challenges presented by our technology- and media-driven world from a global and decolonial perspective.

Philip Rizk is a filmmaker from Cairo living in Berlin. Amongst others, he co-directed the film Out on the Street (2015) with Jasmina Metwaly, which premiered at the Berlinale and was part of the German pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2015. Rizk is a member of the Mosireen, the collective behind the video archive 858.ma. His texts have appeared online, in journals and in collected volumes.

Shohreh Shakoory is an independent researcher and editor based in Berlin. Born and raised in Tehran, she finished her BA in art history and film and media studies in Rome and graduated with a master of fine arts from Bauhaus university in Weimar. Her research deals with politics of representation, aesthetic and archival knowledge.

Mapping Lessons

Mapping Lessons

Philip Rizk, Egypt 2020, 61 Min. Min., OV with English subs
The Colonial Institute

The Colonial Institute

Daniel Kulle, Germany 2019, 89 Min. Min., OV with English subs
The Halfmoon Files

The Halfmoon Files

Philip Scheffner, Germany 2007, 87 Min. Min., OV with English subs