The so-called individual and economic freedoms within the EU have fundamentally changed the labor market and the living conditions of its people. While some benefit from open borders and the free movement of capital, others encounter asymmetric power structures and exploitation. Some people choose to migrate on account of unemployment and poverty, in the hope of leading a better life in another country. Yet even those that stay develop ideas and ways of asserting themselves within the system. Economic hardship can become an opportunity, but at the same time it serves as a breeding ground for right-wing populism throughout Europe. INTERFERENCES, these are moments in which growing inequalities become visible. In seven film evenings, the series draws attention to stories in which individuals search for ways of dealing with them.
Can Sungu is a freelance artist, curator and researcher. He studied film, interdisciplinary arts and visual communication design in Istanbul and Berlin. He gave lectures on film and video production, curated various programs and events on film and migration, and took part in numerous exhibitions. He has worked as a juror and consultant for the Berlinale Forum, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, among others. He is co-founder and artistic director of bi‘bak and Sinema Transtopia in Berlin. Since 2023 he is curator for filmic practices at HKW in Berlin.