by Philipp Lee Heidrich
Heidrich travelled to Ghana to shoot for a German African hip-hop collective in June 2017, wherein his time there was met with great hospitality and kinship. In this compelling, quasi-documentary, Heidrich suspends the vibrancy of the African culture and its tradition of ‘Fancy Dress’, music and dance.
Fair of the Flowers (La Feria de las Flores), 2015
Medellín is defined as a progressive,
cosmopolitan, innovative and cultural city, known as “Medellin Miracle”. Hidden
under this lucrative “face-lift” is child sexual exploitation in the
proliferating sex tourism. La Feria de las Flores exposes this contemporary
slavery through the symbolic power of the art institution.
a Wall (Cruzar un Muro), 2012
Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights affirms that “Everyone has the right to leave any country,
including his own, and to return to his country”. Cruzar un Muro (Crossing a
Wall) is a waiting room, a public office of immigration matters, that converges
all the human aspirations of our time…
Name of the Son (U Ime Sina), 2007
The psychosis of the conflicts that war
inevitably brings, then coping with these in civilian life, are never easy.
Years after the war in Bosnia, the feelings of guilt and torment are brought to
bear with near devastating consequences.
As a young wife, Miita finally finds
comfort in her first pregnancy after enduring years of marital rape, physical
violence, mental and emotional abuse at the hands of her husband, until one day
she decides to take matters into her own hands to protect her newborn daughter.
by Isabel Bonafe
Des-cartography is a work-in-progress that recovers lost pieces from memory,
overlapped and intertwined with oblivion. The traces of the
past are reshaped by our daily life: conversations, sounds, images, even our own
memories told by other people. This phenomenon of time awakens what is
asleep in the depths of memory.
وجود Wujoud, 2017
by Mario Hamad
In Syria, the Assad regime's total war against a civilian population has relied upon a conspiracy narrative that aims to erase the image of a democratic opposition. وجود (wujoud — meaning presence/existence in Arabic) becomes an inherently political act for Syrian activists in their existence and opposition against genoicide. With وجود (wujoud) as praxis, Hamad subverts the Assadist intention to make absent the Syrian democrat's image.