Talk

• Sat 21 09 2019 / 7–8 pm •
MEMORY LAB #7 Performing the Archive


With JASMINA ALIŠIĆ, LEJLA PARATUŠIĆ and BELIT SAĞ
Moderated by AURORA RODONÒ


In connection with her new video installation In the Absence of THE MOTHER OF THE L., which raises questions about the processes of transnational migration, artist belit sağ will speak about her artistic approaches. With project participants Jasmina Ališić and Lejla Paratušić, members of ‘Gazi Husrevbeg’ the Bosnian Islamic Cultural Community, the responsibilities and challenges of a collective and living remembrance work in the context of family archives will be discussed in conversation with Aurora Rodonò.

On the site of the installation in the inner courtyard of the cultural community this final edition of the Memory Lab – Laboratory for Collective Memory Practices will merge the explicit discursive and performative approaches of the event series.


Free admission

Languages: English/German
With whispered translation into Bosnian

Venue: Bosnisch Islamische Kulturgemeinschaft 'Gazi Husrevbeg' e.V.,
Vogelsanger Straße 210, 50825 Cologne


BELIT SAĞ is a video artist living in Amsterdam. She studied mathematics in Ankara. Her video-artistic background can be traced to collaborations with video-activist collectives in Turkey, where she co-founded the art space Karahaber and the archival project bak.ma. In 2014 and 2015, she completed a residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam; in 2016 and 2019, she was in residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York. Her works have been presented at international film festivals in Toronto, Rotterdam and New York, in the EYE film museum in Amsterdam, at the MOCA in Taipei and at the Tabakalera Film Seminar in San Sebastián. In 2019, belit sağ is a Fellow of the Akademie der Künste der Welt (Academy oft he Arts of the World).

AURORA RODONÒ is a freelance cultural worker in the fields of art, film, migration and anti-racism. She also lectures at the Institute for Art and Art Theory/University of Cologne. From 2012 to 2014, she was a project consultant at the Academy of the Arts of the World; from 2003 to 2006, a research assistant at the research and exhibition venture Project Migration (Cologne 2005). She participates in the initiative 'Unravelling NSU Complex' Tribunal.


An Akademie der Künste der Welt (Academy of the World of the Arts) event series in cooperation with DOMiD – Dokumentationszentrum und Museum über die Migration Deutschland e.V. (Documentation Center and Museum on Migration in Germany).
Funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb

In the Absence of THE MOTHER OF THE L. is a production of Akademie der Künste der Welt (Academy of the Arts of the World) in cooperation with CityLeaks Urban Art-Festival