WARMLY RECOMMENDED: Decolonial Futures 2021-2022: ONLINE Workshop with Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, curator, documentary film maker and professor of Comparative Literature and Modern art Culture and Media at Brown University. 7 Dec 2021.
18:30 - 20:30
In this third session of Decolonial Futures we will discuss two films: Statues Also Die (1953) by Chris Marker & Alain Resnais and Un-Documented – Unlearning imperial Plunder (2021) by Ariella Aïsha Azoulay.
Shot nearly seventy years apart, and yet witnessing petrifying evidences, the two films orbit around dislocated histories encompassed in the presence of African art and artefacts in European museums. Although different in intent and positionality, the filmmakers invite us to rethink the continuation of imperial violence against claims to humanity and rights of movement and to decipher the political apparatus allowing for their continuation as well as our collective responsibility towards the status quo.
Both documentaries highlight the museum’s claims to the apolitical, arguments which are poetically woven to reveal their active roles in framing and negotiating histories and their social manifestations. The points of contention are juxtaposed with the seeds of imagination out of which colonial mechanisms that are re-enacted hold the potential to be disentangled.
In order to spend more time in discussion and reflection, please watch Ariella’s film
and familiarise yourself with her suggested reading. All the relevant links can be found below.
Due to the new Corona Regulations introduced on 28 Nov, this event has been moved online. To attend the session on Zoom please RSVP by filling in this form. For any questions, please do contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
This event is FREE and in ENGLISH.