Unearthing. In Conversation


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

Unearthing. In Conversation (2017) by Renate Lorenz for sixpack film                        Review International Filmfestival Rotterdam (2018) by Matt Turner for Art Agenda