Date: 17 Nov 2021 - 17 Nov 2021
Time: 17:00 - 19:30
Location: Til Vægs, Lundtoftegade, København.
FILM SCREENING: UNSETTLING THE SETTLED
On November 17 at 5 pm, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to an evening in the company of the artists Onyeka Igwe, Jeannette Ehlers, Eva la Cour & Tinne Zenner. Unsettling the settled will be a night of film screenings and artist talks focusing on heritage and the decolonial archive.
Onyeka Igwe is an artist and researcher working between cinema and installation. She will be showing the film a so-called archive that imagines the ‘lost’ films from two archives situated in Lagos, Nigeria and Bristol Temple Meads in the UK. One archive reveals a colonial residue. The films are hard to see, not only because of their condition, but also perhaps because people do not want to see them. The other archive is now shrouded in ignominy after the alleged illegal sale of several items from its collection, leading to its closure.
Jeannette Ehlers is a visual artist. Her work addresses themes and questions around memory, race and colonialism inspired by her own Danish and Caribbean background. She will show the film BLACK IS A BEAUTIFUL WORD. I & I, which is an artwork that portrays 8 black women from the former Danish West Indies. It raises questions regarding the roles of the observer vs. the observed, about power and resistance as well as the black female body and existence across time and space. The poem recited in the video is written by author Lesley Ann Brown.
Eva la Cour and Tinne Zenner have collaborated since 2017. For Unsettling the settled the two visual artists will do a presentation that takes its point of departure in their collaboration. Recurrently working with analogue film materials – partly archive material, partly their own recordings in both Greenland and Denmark. A focal point in their work is how vision is both embodied and skilled, historical and situated, and how the image of Greenland is continuously negotiated as an asset in the relationship between Greenland and Denmark.
Unsettling the settled is created by meter.
Til Vægs has been kind enough to host this event. Til Vægs is a site-specific exhibition platform that has been creating exhibitions and events in the residential area of Lundtoftegade since 2017.
Event supported by: The Danish Arts Foundation & København Kommune.