Conversations

"The wall fell on our heads", but we don't let ourselves be crushed
Alliances and self-organizations today and then
with Nuran Ayten & Diane Izabiliza

The Wende period had a strong impact on the activist and political work of the protagonists of the documentary "The Wall Fell on Our Heads". They joined forces with other marginalized people in alliances or found their own ways to address racism and sexism. This resulted in the strengthening of Black alliances between Eastern and Western women, book publications, feminist work with girls and women, and the founding of associations by and for immigrant women. Together, Nuran Ayten and Diane Izabiliza talk about the fall of the Berlin Wall from the perspective of womxn of color and how feminist self-organization and alliances developed then and now.

Through and with our mothers
with Arootin Mirzakhani & Aslı Özdemir

It started with our mothers and through them we have gone further, to the point that they know more about us than we know about ourselves. Because we also know more about them than they know about themselves and if we want them to go with us, we have to take them with us. With and through our mothers is our home, is our homeland and is our language. They are the own and also the other, in us, with conflict, love and mis_understanding.

Radikale Gefühle
mit Rüzgâr Buşki

How important are feelings for collective work? Rüzgâr Buşki is an artist and director from İstanbul, based in Berlin. They are one of the founders of Kanka Productions, a transfeminist creative hub. In conversation, Maral Müdok and them discuss radical feelings as a practice for collective work, artistic creation and Buşki's new documentary film "I've Got the Power".

let them frames fall apart – Sharon Jamila Hutchinson & Elif Muhit

let them frames fall apart

i wear an apparatus where you once pictured my face

our correspondence relies on the development of fluids and the speed of light and our feet and whatever data might turn out as the memory of what was happening, then.

why capture? let those frames fall apart.

an exchange on working with a camera, protest: split attention and hyper focus and state/ patriarchal violence.

Çukur / Hole – A conversation between Ece Gürleyik & Nejbir Erkol

What is a safe zone? Why should we accept the norms which are presented to us by the authorities? And how memory is something that is not linear? A conversation between Ece Gürleyik and Nejbir Erkol about safe zones, maps, vulnerability and existence.

Predicting the past – Lectureperformance with Cana Bilir-Meier, Aleyna Osmanoğlu & Sosuna Yıldız

The Super 8 film titled "This makes me want to predict the past" portrays a group of migrant youths at Munich's Olympia shopping centre. There, during a racist attack on 22 July 2016, nine migrant youths were murdered and many people seriously injured. For a long time, the attack was considered a rampage, but only in 2019 was it recognised as a racist attack. The contradiction of wanting to predict the past implicit in the title of Cana Bilir-Meier's work "This makes me want to predict the past" is a reference to the continuous and intersectional experience of racism. At the same time, it is also a playful stimulus to break out of habitual thought patterns, structures and developments. In a joint discussion with Cana Bilir-Meier and the two protagonists of the film Aleyna Osmanoğlu and Sosuna Yıldız, we want to dissolve the boundaries of prevailing narratives and complement them with further narratives.

A 100 year plan with Selma Selman

How will Selma Selman's artistic practice change in 100 years? How do we stop discrimination on marginalized people. How will we deconstruct the ongoing system and obtain and keep a balanced society?
In conversation with Maral Müdok, Selman talks about the meeting points of her artistic practice and her activism, about the future of Roma girls, labor and the importance of education.