It’s About SHE SHE Now!
March 20th, 2019, 18:30 - 21:00
We Are Not Amused, People Like Us (Vicki Bennett), 2013, UK
Brother, move on, Antshi von Moos, 2018, Switzerland
du, ja, du Sarah Derendinger, 2002, Switzerland (dotMOV.bl)
She Puppet, Peggy Ahwesh, 2001, USA
Pussy Riot - Make America Great Again, Pussy Riot, 2016, Russia
Mare Nostrum, Rana kazkaz, Anas Khalaf, 2016, France/Syrie,
Robes of war, Michèle Cournoyer, 2005, Canada
Emptying the tank, Caroline Monnet, 2018, Canada
Chantal Molleur, White Frame
Accompanying the 2019 annual programme, Chantal Molleur of White Frame will curate three extensive evening film screenings inspired by the exhibitions, enabling further reflection on these subjects through selected international and national short films and videos. The first screening called It’s About SHE SHE Now!, will take place in March during the exhibitions Anna Winteler, Körperarbeit. Eine Retrospektive 25.1. —28.4.2019 and Rebecca Kunz 25.1. —28.4.2019.
An idiom is by nature established by usage. Entitling our film program 'It’s About SHE SHE Now’ relates to the 19th century idiom ‘it’s about time’. My underlying meaning refers to Ruth Bader Ginsburg aka Notorious RBG on the #MeToo movement. I started thinking about the impact of women like Winteler who held their positions with self-determination and engagement. I went on daydreaming of a world where women would be the norm with men instead of the exception. Unfortunately, many of our social norms are still hindering women’s rights. I thought of American artists Judy Chicago who was cited recently on the instagram account of The Feminist Institute with the following quote: ‘it is enough to make me rise eagerly from my bed each morning and face the challenge of breaking the historic silence that has held women captive for so long.’ How do we related today to our understanding of inclusion and exclusion of women and on the relationships between genders? I decided to select works that connect with these premises by or about women portraying investigations about identity, empowerment, re-appropriation and activism through the lenses of local, national and international artists and filmmakers.
With the friendly support from kulturelles.bl and the Mary & Ewald E. Bertschmann-Stiftung !