Tell me what matter was the ground – Repair Beyond Redemption, Part 1

talks with guests

The workshop and talks take Dionne Brand’s book In another place not here (1986) as inspiration to ask: How are our relations to place, to ground, to soil, shaped by the possibilities and impossibilities they afford us? How do the shades and layers of the ground, the organic and inorganic matter that produces soil as archive, imbue practices of repair and resistance? How do the relations of matter that make soil and contested grounds connect to political acts and collective movements? How can they forge audiovisual forms of non-representation? How can the violence of plantation politics and colonial slave labour, of occupations, settler colonialisms, extractions, and environmental racism, be narrated and become a departure point for political and artistic resistance practices, working with relations to land?

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Free entrance, registration under stoffwechsel(at)
No specific background knowledge or qualification is required
The course will be held in English.

Part of Stoffwechsel, Teil 1.
Stoffwechsel is a project by Film Feld Forschung, organized within the framework of Archive außer sich, a project of Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art, part of a cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and Pina Bausch Foundation, part of The New Alphabet, a HKW project, supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media due to a ruling of the German Bundestag.