Looking Back 1930 – 2020: Building on Fragmented Legacies (performance and dialogue 2020)
a performance by Karina Griffith /followed by a discussion with Karina Griffith, Sandrine Micossé-Aikins, Katharina Oguntoye, Eric Otieno, Abenaa Adomako, Saraya Gomis / Geman + English
“Stories of community-building, Black internationalism, and solidarity from the Weimar Republic to the present become accessible through Afro-German and Afro-Diasporic lives that found their way into fragmented archives. This evening focuses on these stories, their erasure, accessibility and their significance for today’s efforts to create cultural realities that deeply reflect our complexities. Karina Griffith opens the space by investigating the decolonial role of the moving image: Based on her research on the film “They Call It Love” (1972) by the Ghanaian filmmaker King Ampaw, she follows the tracks of Black and PoC filmmakers in German film archives, thus expanding the genealogies of Black author*in-cinema in Germany. The subsequent conversation with Karina Griffith, Sandrine Micossé-Aikins, Katharina Oguntoye, Eric Otieno Abenaa Adomako and Saraya Gomis amplifies the fragmented legacies of struggles for equality and representation.”
Commissioned for “Radical Mutation: On the Ruins of Rising Suns” Curated by Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Saskia Köbschall, Tmnit Zere, in collaboration with Wearebornfree! Empowerment Radio at HAU Hebbel am Ufer.