Beursschouwburg - 20-28 Rue Auguste Orts, 1000 Brussels
Film: FR & ENG — OT NL, Talk: English
Screening of Ariella Aïsha Azoulay’s latest film essay on imperial plunder.
'The World Like a Jewel in the Hand' takes you on a historical journey through imperial archives narrating the extraction of culture and arts from indigenous worlds. Ariella Aïsha Azoulay educates the audience on how the destruction of indigenous worlds on the African continent (referencing histories a.o. in Algeria and the D.R. Congo) was foundational to constructing imperial worlds governed by colonial states such as France, Belgium and Israel.
Azoulay integrates a reflection of her own family history, being mobilised from Algerian jewish communities to settlers in Palestine, she sheds a new light on the partition of Jewish-Muslim worlds in North Africa and West Asia. Azoulay invites us to reclaim the world of skills, care for the world enshrined in stolen objects, and inhabit ruined worlds we are being told could no longer exist.
18:50: Doors open
19:00: Introduction by the curators
19:15: Film Screening 'The World Like a Jewel in the Hand'
20:00: Q&A with Azoulay via video call
Tickets cost €9 (standard), €6 (-26, artist, cultural worker, teacher, sex worker, jobseeker) or €4,5 (student).
This event is curated by Hari Prasad Sacré, Arshia Ali Azmat & Hoda Siahtiri in collaboration with Kaaitheater, Beursschouwburg, VUB Crosstalks and Brussels Research Centre on Innovation in Learning & Diversity, with the support of VUB - Global Minds program.
Part of Travelling [fractured] Sources. Following the sudden cancellation of Travelling Sources, the curators have restaged parts of the original festival into a two-day programme entitled Travelling [fractured] Sources on 29 and 30 November.
Ariella Aïsha Azoulay is an author, curator of anti-colonial archives, film essayist, and theorist of empires and its various technologies (from partition to photography). She is Professor of Modern Culture and Media at the Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University. Her work focuses on unlearning imperial histories, engaging with archives to generate anti-colonial knowledge and generate potential histories.
Hari Prasad Sacré (curator) obtained a doctoral degree in educational sciences from Ghent University with his dissertation entitled Reading Illiteracy. His research discusses new forms of illiteracy arising in displaced communities travelling imperial borders. Overall, his academic and artistic work explores cultural translation as a pedagogical project for dialogue, solidarity and emancipation.
Arshia Ali Azmat (curator) is a graphic designer, community organiser and researcher affiliated with VUB. Her artistic and graphic work focuses on linking personal and global histories through storytelling and archival explorations. She is also contributing to a research project on vacant spaces in the city and their transformation from temporary occupation sites to permanent social infrastructures.
Hoda Siahtiri (curator) is an audio-visual and performance artist and researcher. Her artistic and educational background is in cinema and performing arts. She defines herself as a storyteller who narrates and mediates voices that have been silenced in the past. Siahtiri’s work centers around the feminine body, knowledge and ancestral heritage. She conducts a PhD-research on the singing tradition of Bakhtiari women in the west of Iran.
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