Starting 3 September 2021, the Schlüter Courtyard will light up, becoming a huge projector screen for video art. The Humboldt Forum has invited three artists living in Berlin to express their perspectives on the new building and the questions it poses.
Zara Zandieh, Sucuk und Bratwurst and Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese respond to themes such as colonialism and coloniality, ecology and the interconnectedness of the world using giant images of the present on the Baroque facades.
The first installment in the series will be a film from the Kreativ-Studio Sucuk und Bratwurst called Interlinked, a visual journey to the heights and depths of the earth. Inspired by Alexander von Humboldt’s idea that everything in nature is an interaction, Sucuk and Bratwurst develop dream-like natural scenery that opens the door to other worlds.
OCTAVIA' S VISIONS
Octavia’s Visions by Zara Zandieh, is a retelling of parables written by the Afro-American Science-Fiction Author Octavia E. Butler. Zandieh uses poetic images to combine Butler’s themes with contemporary issues such as new nationalism, persistent colonialism and the effects of environmental destruction.
MOLIMO O MOCHA (NEW GOD)
The work of Lesotho-born filmmaker Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese completes the series. Inspired by the Basotho prayer The Old God Worships the New God Mosese addresses the paradigm shift of cancel culture. He creates his own approach to reconcile the ills of the past with the grace of the future.
ABOUT ZARA ZANDIEH
Filmmaker Zara Zandieh is a true Berlin native-born, raised, and resident of the capital. The stories Zandieh tells present a de-colonial queer viewpoint, weaving complexities and multi-layered representations of post-migrant and marginalised subjects into a poetic narrative. Zandieh’s work has garnered multiple nominations at the London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival BFI Flare, the Helsinki International Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Queer Lisboa and DOK Leipzig.
ABOUT SUCUK & BRATWURST
Sucuk und Bratwurst is an artistic and creative studio founded in 2014 by Alessandro Belliero, David Gönner, Denis Olgac and Lukas Olgac. Their work focuses on images created with 3D computer graphics (Computer Generated Imagery/CGI) that challenge the relationship between reality and fantasy. Their clients include Alexander Wang, Rimowa, Moncler, Lena Meyer-Landrut, Post Malone and Dua Lipa. Their recent contributions to exhibitions at Ruttkowski68 and KÖNIG GALERIE have also gained plaudits.
ABOUT LEMOHANG JEREMIAH MOSESE
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese is a filmmaker and visual artist from Lesotho. His first film Mother, I am Suffocating. This is My Last Film About You was awarded six prizes at the Final Cut in Venice. With his second feature film This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection Mosese was selected as one of three filmmakers for the Biennale College Cinema. This Is Not A Burial was shown at numerous film festivals, winning several prizes, including the Special Jury Award for Visionary Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival 2020.
TIMES AND COMPILATIONS OF THE FILMS
The three films will be shown in different combinations between 03.09. and 31.10.2021 in the Schlüter Courtyard.
As part of the Festival of Lights (03.-12.09.2021): Interlinked
As part of the Berlin Art Week (15.-19.09.2021): Octavia’s Visions and MOLIMO O MOCHA (NEW GOD)
From 20.09.2021, all three films will run consecutively.
In September, the installation will start at 8pm each night. Exceptions:
- 03.09. and 04.09.2021: 11pm
- 10.09.2021: 11pm
- 11.09.2021: 10pm
In October, the installation runs from 7pm.
- Free entry
- No ticket necessary
- No language skills required
- Accessible for wheelchairs
- Ground Floor, Schlüter Courtyard