Der Bau der Intrige – über Filme, die was machen. Teil 5: Tentative Matters

Tentative Matters

as part of Between Broadcast, a project curated by Marianna Liosi

with videos by Oraib Toukan and Dox Box

The status of moving images and their authority in showing evidences have never been so much in question as they are today. The democratization of images’ creation, thanks to the wider accessibility to the tool of production – portable technological devices- and the channels for distribution – the internet and social networks – have not contributed to provide a clearer understanding of the reality, rather, quite the opposite.

“When Things Occur” by Oraib Toucan and “Citizen with a Movie Camera” series by Dox Box deal in different ways with the emancipatory vs reactionary potential of images in relation with the social, political and economic conditions that produced them and with the gaze looking at them. Furthermore, the videos aim to explore what kind of contribution visual traces are able to provide to the reconstruction and the recollection of the reality.

Eine Filmreihe des D21 Kunstraum

Gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, Stadt Leipzig Kulturamt

Marianna Liosi ist freie Kuratorin und Forscherin lebt in Berlin. Sie hat Ausstellungen, Filmreihen und Workshops kuratiert. Unter anderem: „Between Broadcast – a project around activist videos“, Between Bridges, Berlin (2016); »Regarding Spectatorship: Revolt and the Distant Observer«, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin (2015); »Leisure Complex«, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin (2014); »When spectators work, workers observe«, Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, Niederlande (2014). Ihr Artikel „Digital Revolution in Havana: between liberation and submission“ ist kürzlich auf veröffentlicht worden.

Oraib Toukan, film still, "When Things Occur", 2016. Courtesy of the artist

Dox Box, film still, "Dialogue" as part of the series "Citizen with a Movie Camera", 2013. Courtesy of the artist