Working with photographs that Paul Schebesta, Austrian-Czech missionary, writer, and ethnographer, took in the former Belgian Congo (nowadays Democratic Republic of the Congo), Unearthing. In Conversation (2017) (13 min) deals with violent histories of archival material and the trauma of colonization. Bringing to the forefront the haunting qualities of colonialism the artist engages in an uncanny dialogue that negotiates strategies of representation, the reproduction of specific ways of looking and the trauma of being made other in the here and now.
Images: © Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski
Performer and Director: Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, Camera: Sunanda Mesquita, Sound & Light: Nick Prokesch, Director’s Assistant: Liesa Kovacs
Distributer: sixpack film, Vienna
Vancouver – International Film Festival (2018), Osnabrück – European Media Art Festival (2018), Diagonale, Graz (2018), International Film Festival Rotterdam, PACT – Pan African Cinema Today (2018), Dortmund / Köln – Internationales Frauenfilmfestival (2017), Kassel Dokumentarfilm & Videofest (2017)
Live Performance Hauntopia/What if, mumok, Vienna, June 8, 2016 Points of Contact, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, December 3, 2016
About Unearthing. In Conversation