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Virtual Film Series: Take XI with Candice Nembhard

Monthly Screening and Conversation

From SAVVY Contemporary

RESIDING IN THE BORDERLANDS
MONTHLY FILM SERIES
Take XI with Candice Nembhard
20.05.2020
CONVERSATION 20:00
The event will be in English.

Given the current situation, we won’t be able to meet at SAVVY Contemporary for our next film screening. So we will do this: The films selected by our guest will be made available online for 24 hours prior to the conversation. We will post the link to the following films here at 19:00 on 19.05.2020:

///\\\ Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992. Dagmar Schultz. 2012. 79 Minuten.​
Access via: vimeo.com/337995665 (password: enterMay2020_1)

///\\\ Moxn. Poliana Baumgarten. 2019. 9 minutes.
Access via vimeo.com/406759580/2a4249eccb (no password)

After watching the films, we invite you to a conversation with Candice Nembhard, Eirini Fountedaki and Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein on 20.05.2020. It will be hosted on Facebook Live and we encourage you to join via the chat function.

For TAKE IX of our year-long, monthly film series RESIDING IN THE BORDERLANDS, we are excited to have Candice Nembhard join us digitally for a conversation on these beautiful films, which are a testament to the strength and community that has been built by black queer practitioners in Berlin, both Afro-German and other diasporas.

Candice explains her choice of films as follows:

“When I think of Berlin, I think of the great Audre Lorde and her incredible influence on Afro-German, queer history through poetry, academia, and community development. Nearly 30 years after her passing, black practitioners working in Berlin (such as Poliana Baumgarten) are providing timely and innovative assessments of black, queer life through music, film, and dance; a continued manifestation of Lorde’s timeless work.”

Candice Nembhard (okcandice) is a writer, poet, artist, and curator, based in Birmingham and Berlin. After studying English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, Candice published her debut series of poems with Eggbox Publishing, later writing for 1-1, SAND Journal, Berlin Art Link, Sleek Magazine, and Highsnobiety. Her visual performances have been exhibited at The Volksbühne (Berlin), Birmingham Hippodrome (Birmingham), BOZAR (Brussels), Kunstverein (Hamburg), Soho House (Berlin), Hebbel Am Ufer Theatre (Berlin), and Galerie Wedding (Berlin). In 2019, she wrote and directed her first short cinepoem, “The Morning After Love.”

Candice is the founder and curator of the QTBIPOC event series ALL FRUITS RIPE, co-founder of the arts collective Poet & Prophetess, and co-producer of The R.A.P Party Berlin. She is currently an Artist-Curator at Birmingham’s Eastside Projects.

Our monthly film series RESIDING IN THE BORDERLANDS intends to create a cartography of Berlin through diasporic perspectives. As part of our diasporic place-making, we explore different film worlds, considering both the visual and auditory. Through the cinematic experience, we aspire to reach another way of being present, thinking of film as a means of movement that can also propel us into previously unthought of futures. The film screenings are followed by a discussion in which the guest locates themself within the city and talks about points of intersection with the different communities to which they belong.

CURATORS Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein and Eirini Fountedaki
COORDINATION Jörg-Peter Schulze
COMMUNICATION Anna Jäger
GRAPHIC DESIGN Ola Zielińska

The film series takes place every first Wednesday of the month and is funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education.

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