For this seminar I will invite the participants to venture in a possible conception of cinema (historical and contemporary) as a collective, political and affective praxis. In a gesture of materialistic reclaim of eroded words such as kinship, humbleness, trouble, solidarity, double agency, poetry and undercommons I propose moving image as a techno-animistic device recalling instances of liberation to prepare the ground for further recurrences.
Seminar 1: Trouble and Kinship
Short presentation exercise (10 min)
Cine-therapy with Return of Amílcar Cabral (30 min)
Presentation Grin without Marker (20 min)
Seminar 2: Poetry and Underground
Collective meditation exercise
Presentation: Humble derives from Humus (50 min)
Mon, Oct 16, 20176:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Tue, Oct 17, 20176:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Filipa César is an artist and filmmaker interested in the fictional aspects of the documentary, the porous borders between cinema and its reception, and the politics and poetics inherent to moving image. Since 2011, she has been looking into the origins of the cinema of the African Liberation Movement in Guinea Bissau as a laboratory of resistance to ruling epistemologies. César premiered her first feature-length essay-film Spell Reel at the Forum section of the 67th Berlinale, 2017. Selected exhibitions and screenings have taken place at the 29th São Paulo Biennial, 2010; Manifesta 8, Cartagena, 2010; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2011–15; Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2012; Kunstwerke, Berlin, 2013; SAAVY Contemporary, Berlin 2014–15; Tensta konsthall, Spånga, 2015; Mumok, Vienna, 2016; Contour 8 Biennial, Mechelen and Gasworks, London, 2017.