WE MAKE SHIT YOU GOTTA BE INTO. IT AIN´T FOR OUTSIDERS, YOU GOTTA BE PART OF THE CULTURE.  

YAYAscreens - BEING PART

When

February 29, 2024 - March 1, 2024    
8:00 pm - 1:00 am

Where

Jaki
Venloer Str. 40, Köln, NRW, 50672

Event Type

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BE​​ING PART I YAYA SCREENS

curated by Elisa Fink (@__elisafink)

 

BEING PART explores and connects different dialogues, naming and negotiating intersectional mechanisms of oppression, challenging them and creating empowering spaces of connectivity-belonging and solidarity. The aim is to connect individual dialogues with the collective. All the participants are part of this dialog; either affected or as allies.

Elisa Fink is a Berlin-based queer feminist author and curator. The aim of her work is to start conversations and to discuss social inequalities through film, art and discourse. 

 

SHORT FILM PROGRAM: BEING PART

Lost Arab

Carine Koleilat, UK 2022, 5 min. English with English subtitles, DCP

How To Carry Water

Sarah Wortzel, USA 2022, 15 min. English with English subtitles, DCP

Mulika

Maisha Maene, Democratic Republic of the Congo 2022, 14 min. Swahili with English subtitles, DCP

Non-Binary

Arnold Tam, Hong Kong 2021, 3 min. Cantonese with English subtitles, DCP

Safe Spaces

Mirelle Borra, USA 2022, 10 min. English with English subtitles, DCP

Survivor Manifesto – The Art Of Making Kin

Dan Dansen, GER, 2022, 11 min. English with English subtitles, DCP

Lost Arab is a visual poem exploring the artist’s journey as a queer Arab, asking questions of belonging. How to Carry Water immerses the audience in a world of fat beauty and liberation, one in which marginalized bodies, including bodies of water, are sacred. Mulika is a creative and poetic Afro-futuristic film, addressing neo colonial continuities. Non-binary is a short fashion documentary exploring the middle ground between two genders. Safe Spaces montages found footage of ballroom performers from the early nineties, and overlays it with contemporary statements from LGBTQIA+ refugees. Survivor Manifesto – The Art of Making Kin is a video essay in which trauma survivors cast wild visions of utopian societies. 

PERFORMANCE: BEING PART 

The Performance Watched C-beams Glitter in the Dark by the duo Renan Manhães and Medhat Aldaabal, uses audience interaction to explore power, identity, and narrative in dance, breaking structural limitations.

TALK: BEING PART 

The screening and performance will be followed by a Q&A with Renan Manhães, Medhat Aldaabal, Dan Dansen, Mirelle Borra and Arnold Tam, moderated by Elisa Fink.

 

GUESTS BIO:

Renan Manhães was born South-American, appropriated their queer identity and formed themself as an artist mostly focused on dance and performance.

Medhat Aldaabal studied Dance in Syria and performed with diverse dance groups in the Arab region.

Dan Dansen is a Berlin-based non-binary filmmaker and artist working with experiments, documentary and fiction.

Mirelle Borra is a Dutch-born, Berlin based artist predominantly working with moving image. 

Arnold Tam is a Hong Kong / Amsterdam based filmmaker. His projects often focus on characters with identity and socio-political struggles. 

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FILMMAKERS

How to carry water @sashawortzel

Lost Arab @carineko & @Bluefox.studio

non-binary: 

Directed & Produced by DWA (@arnoldtw & @ervanluk)

Camera assistant by @katieemmalau

Art Direction by @tiris

Styling & Make-up by @skychampion

Mulika: @maisha_maene

Safe Spaces: mirelle_borra

 

PERFORMER

@renan_menhaes

@medhataldaabal

 

PHOTOGRAPHER 

@tIris

DESIGN

@marlene___jobe



 

 

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