Time Place Matter Voice 1967–2017
Filipa César, Tobias Hering & Carolina Rito (Eds.)
Assembled by Berlin-based artist and filmmaker Filipa César (b. 1975), Luta Ca Caba Inda (The struggle is not over yet) is an archive of film and studio material from the West African country Guinea-Bissau. On the verge of complete ruin, the film footage testifies to the birth of Guinean cinema as part of the decolonizing vision of Amílcar Cabral, the liberation leader who was assassinated in 1973. In collaboration with the Guinean filmmakers, Sana na N’Hada and Flora Gomes, and others, Filipa César imagines a journey where the past operates as prism. Digitized in Berlin and screened at various locations in what would come to resemble a transnational itinerant cinema, the archive brings together debates, storytelling and forecasts. From screenings in isolated villages in Guinea-Bissau to European capitals, the silent reels are now a place from which people may search for antidotes to a world in crisis. Cesar’s work uses the reanimation of media and its materiality to elaborate counter-narratives to historical violence. Selected film festivals include Khiasma, Paris (2015); Mumok, Vienna (2016); Biennial Contour 8, Mechelen (2017).
6 ¼ x 9 in. / 424 pp / 2 color
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