District Berlin / 20.04 / A Body is an Archive / A talk with Karol Radziszewski


District SpacesFrom the DISTRICT Berlin website:

A Body is an Archive:

Work presentation and follow-up conversation with artist Karol Radziszewski and curator Zofia nierodzińska

There are crucial ‘(arti)facts’ hidden beyond official historical narratives; Polish artist and activist Karol Radziszewski seeks them out by speaking with those individuals whose voices have been kept silent. He calls it performing the archive, but others might call it developing forms of encounter. In following the footsteps of the anonymized ‘some-bodies’ who performed their lives in uncommon ways, Radziszewski searches for queer ancestors, not bound by genetic ties but through a family of choice.

The event takes place in the framework of the project D’EST. In the spring of 2018, District Berlin will launch D’EST: A Multi-Curatorial Online Platform for Video Art from the Former ‘East’ and ‘West’, which will be accessible online until the end of 2020. Between June and November 2018, the online platform will publish a total of six screening chapters reflecting post-socialist transformation. Their thematic focal points delineate post-socialism along post-geographic, horizontal, and gender-critical perspectives. On three separate release dates in 2018 the platform will introduce two screening chapters in collaboration with each of the respective partner institutions in Germany (Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf), Russia (Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA)), and Poland (Galeria Miejska Arsenał, Poznań). In collaboration with fifteen international curators, fifty artists, and other cultural experts, D’EST maps out artistic forms of historiography, especially from the perspective of female and collective production.

For more information about D’EST and the first complete video art section O Mystical East and West please visit the online platform www.d-est.com.



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