04.08.2023 to 04.08.2023 - Hof 8
frame[o]ut 2023: Moune Ô and Tropic Fever
FREE ENTRY, LEISURE & OUTDOOR, FILM & DIGITAL CULTURE
BE/FR 2022, Shortfilm, 17 min., OV with english subtitles
Director: Maxime Jean-Baptiste
The premiere of a film starring the director's father: it tells the story of Jean Galmot, a businessman who emigrated to Guyana in 1910. Video images from the present push themselves in between, disrupting the process and forming a back and forth. A tugging at the time-space structure between colonial and postcolonial times.
Maxime Jean-Baptiste is a filmmaker based in Brussels and Paris. His first film "NOU VOIX" (2018) was selected in around thirty festivals and art exhibitions and received the Jury Prize at the Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris. His second film, "LISTEN TO THE BEAT OF OUR IMAGES" (2021), which he co-directed with his sister Audrey Jean-Baptiste, has screened at CPH:DOX, Hotdocs and ISFF Clermont-Ferrand, among others. His work focuses on archives and forms of re-enactment to capture and interpret memories.
IDN/NL 2022, Documentary, 59 min., OV
Director: Mahardika Yudha, Robin Hartanto Honggare, Perdana Roswaldy
From an Indonesian point of view for the first time, archival footage that European colonists shot in the Dutch East Indies between 1890 and 1930 in present-day Indonesia is used. The filmmakers appropriate documentary recordings, home movies and feature films and use them to assemble a visual essay about plantations, the social construction of skin color and the generalized term "tropical fever". The audio level refers to the supposedly autobiographical and long-acclaimed book by a Hungarian plantation manager who lived in Sumatra. Construction plans of the former colonial power of tobacco and rubber plantations are shown and interpret the power structures.
Mahardika Yudha is an artist, curator and director living and working in Jakarta. His first film was "Rangjebor" (2014). Meanwhile, he has been involved in the making of several films, such as "Sunrise Jive" and "Golden Memories (Petite History of Indonesian Cinema)". Robin Hartanto Honggare is a curator and researcher specializing in architecture and nationalism in Southeast Asia. Perdana Roswaldy is a researcher in the field of sociology and political science.
In case of bad weather at Arena21
Exhibition: No Feeling Is Final. The Skopje Solidarity Collection
20.04.2023 to 28.01.2024 - Kunsthalle Wien