[artinfo] screenings by joanne richardson, oct. 15, 16, 17

joanne richardson jori at riseup.net
Thu Oct 9 12:54:53 CEST 2008

Commonplaces of Transition: Screenings by Joanne Richardson
D Media project, http://www.dmedia.ro/index-e.htm

COMMONPLACES OF TRANSITION is a collaborative video project that seeks to
represent postcommunism from the inside. The title plays upon the double
meaning of 'commonplaces': it explores both the common places (or
geographical territories) of transition and the commonplaces (or
ideologies) of transition.

Oct 15 at 7 at FKSE, Rottenbiller u. 35: In Transit

In Transit (30 min, 2008) is a diary of a journey through space and time,
composed of subjective impressions of the present and childhood memories
of the past. While traveling across Romania in the year of its EU
accession, the narrative reflects on the meaning of transition, the
re-writing of history and the relation between images and memory.

Oct 16 at 6 at CEU, Nador u. 9: In Transit (repeat) + Precarious Lives

Precarious Lives (43 min, 2008) mixes archival footage depicting women’s
labour over the past century with 10 portraits of Romanian women working
today. The video challenges the dominant discourse about precarity and its
disregard of differences based on gender and of economic disparities
between the first and third worlds of Europe.

Oct 17 at 6 at CEU, Nador u. 9: Two or three things about activism

Two or Three things about Activism (73 min, 2008) is a counter-documentary
about activism in Romania that simultaneously questions the difference
between making a film about politics and making a film politically. While
13 protagonists discuss their perspectives on activism, the voiceover
reflects on the motivations behind the video.

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