The Letter

The Letter (2018) moves between video, performance, sound, and text. It takes as a starting point the haunting reminiscence of a group of West Africans in 19th century Vienna. By following the traces left, a speculative analysis of archival structures and the objects housed within them is opened up, pointing to an understanding of the past as not past but as a gateway for an interrogation of Diasporan temporalities.

© Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski

Credits:
Director: Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski
Performers: Amoako Boafo, Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski, Verena Melgarejo-Weinandt
Camera: Sunanda Mesquita
Sound Composition: Bassano Bonelli
Editing: Sunanda Mesquita, Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski
Director’s Assistant/Production: Liesa Kovacs
Camera Assistant/Postproduction: Nick Prokesch