#WoCEurope Special Session

For those  travelling to Berlin a day early, we have organised a film screening and a Q&A with the directors about women of colour and the fall of the Berlin Wall:

‘The Wall Fell on Our Heads’: Women of Color and Their Perspectives on the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Date and Time: Friday, September 28th, 7pm
Location: xart splitta, Hasenheide 73, 12052 Berlin

Duration: approximately 60 minutes
Directors: Iman Al Nassre and Diane Izabiliza
Q&A: Jeannette Higiro, Diane Izabiliza and Iman Al Nassre

This movie was created as part of the project: Verwobene Geschichte*n- Geteilte Erinnerungen in Berlin (Entangled (His)Stories-Divided Memories in Berlin)

There is no need to book a place, just turn up for a great discussion on Friday evening!

#WoCEurope will take place at:

SAVVY Contemporary |Gerichtstraße 35|13347 Berlin-Wedding

#WoCEurope is SOLD OUT! Join the waiting list here

Check out our programme

Our keynote is the artist and writer, Noah Sow

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Noah Sow is Germany’s most prominent speaker and lecturer on the topics of Black German politics, arts and resistance. She is also a writer, artist, media personality, theorist and activist.

Her writings have considerably influenced German popular media and academia, and her book »Deutschland Schwarz Weiß« has become a standard in the discussion and education about racial equality in Germany. In 2001, Noah Sow founded Germany’s first Black media watchdog, »der braune mob«, an organisation that now focuses on empowerment. She is publishing music and exhibiting conceptual audiovisual art through her own record label–Jeanne Dark Records–writing screen plays, radio dramas and running an online academy that teach best practices for equality work.

Afterparty

Adi Liraz:My Fluid Body (on an Uneven Political Ground)’

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Image credit: Zara Zandieh

Our bodies carry our personal and political histories. These re-inscribe our internal and external world. Our actions in any social space are to a certain extent guided and shaped by theses scripts; sometimes, to such extent that we reproduce our ancestral past without any conscious awareness. This work researches through collecting, archiving and re-creating textiles and performing the story of Liraz’s grandmother, her mother, and her great grandmother. By doing this, the artist shapes a Jewish identity which is independent from the colonial idea and previous to the Shoah, and rooted in the rich past of the Jewish community in Ioannina, Greece. In this art performance, Liraz tells a personal story which re-creates a process of embodying history/ies and being alive as shaped and shifted by the colonial and patriarchal gaze of German and Israeli nationalism. She explores the inscribed past of previous generations of her family in her own body, marking the connection between the personal and the collective. Liraz’s attempt is to question the Jewish entity as one, and to create a sense of solidarity of fluid identities contextualised by political grounds.

Adi Liraz received a BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (2001) and an MA from the Art Academy Berlin Weißensee (“Art in Public Context, Spatial Strategies”, (2014).  Liraz is a founding member of NOMEN Collective and is part of the duo ExDress. She has exhibited, performed and curated, among others, at District Berlin (2013), 48 Hours Neukölln Art Festival (2013, 2015), Hysteria collective at Soma gallery (2015), COVEN Berlin (2015), Musrara Mix Festival in Jerusalem (2015), Month of Performance Art Berlin (2013, 2015), Alphanova & Galerie Futura  (2016), the art vending machine at the Jewish Museum Berlin (2017), SAVVY Contemporary (2017), Marzahn city hall (2017), Xart Splitta (2018), Kappatos gallery, Athens (2018) and worked in collaboration with the University of Ioannina, Greece (2018). Liraz was selected as the artist of the month of Asylum Arts on June 2018 and recently performed at the Jewish museum Berlin.

Sunday 30th September

Community Relax & Empowerment Session

Guided Meditation for Women* and  Nonbinary folks who are Black / Asian / Rrom_nja / IndígenX* 

A private (closed) session with Noah Sow

When: Sunday, 30th of September 2018, 8am (1.5 hours) • Where: xart splitta e.V., Hasenheide 73, 10967 Berlin

Costs: Give what you can/like/want. Apart from that we welcome fruit / nuts / sunshine/  giftcards / dancing / singing / smiling – as you wish and feel like

Language: The workshop will take place in English 

Registration: Please inform us if you are coming: rajanayagam{at}xartsplitta{dot}net

Further details about this session can be found here

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