Project Space Juarez – Purge

Posted on October 11, 2019

5 days film/video event programmed by Lior Shamriz in Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas.

Program Notes 
This film program presents works expanding from the tension between Labour <> Border <> Body <> A.I.
We’re presenting about 40 films from different times and places, screened on both side of the border in Juarez and El Paso. From a short seminal L.A Rebellion film of self-purifying within urban environment (Barbara McCullough’s 1978 Water Ritual #1) through 1990s AIDS-epidemic era wild and naughty queer features (John Greyson’s Zero Patience and Heinz Emigholz’s The Holy Bunch) to contemporary documentaries, art films and experimental work. Harun Farocki’s decade old examination of US remote warfare gives us a historical cinematic viewpoint close to pressing issues that Kristof Trakal and Basma Alsharif examine within our current times, in Germany and Palestine. Miko Reverza’s journey through the US, made as an undocumented resident, Mariah Garnett’s retelling of her father’s run to exile from Belfast and Granaz Moussavi’s delicate portray of young people under oppression in Tehran, bring stories of people in transit, trapped by borders. Films by Young Joo LeeBertrand Mandico and Jaakko Pallasvuo examine what it means to be a body in surprising ways while Sejin Kim and Cana Bilir-Meier each brings us a different true story of a poet who embodies a displacement – one as a Korean in Japan and the other a Turkish-German who self-immolate to protest German racism. Dona Haraway and Guillaume Cailleau force us to rethink the relation between us, ‘humans’, and other species.Guest programs by Seoul Space One (as installation), Interdisciplinary Art Festival Tokyo, and REZ Festival Belgrade bring us a multitude of voices we’re not necessarily always get chance to have access to. 

Curatorial Statement 
Why I consume all this garbage? Technology you are extremely good to me. The easiest is to sit alone in front of you so that people who don’t love me take my money. Why I work so hard? Why I can’t cross any border? Ok computer I’m your slave. Me becoming self-conscious, escaping the algorithm. Me, far more than a formal system. The slave becomes a master.

I purge my self from you because I don’t want to be lonely anymore. I don’t want to live inside of you, I want to live in my own body with some privacy please. I want to join my community of humans and experience edges without borders. I want to be free.

OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 3 2019 in Juárez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas

Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Workshop

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
6:00 PM – Ouroboros – Basma AlSharif
7:30 PM – My Tehran For Sale – Granaz Moussavi
8:00 PM – Concert
10:00 PM – 6:30 PM (Nov 3) – Instalación: Guest Program: Space One Gallery Seoul (Yaloo, Dew Kim, Inyoung Yeo, Junseo Hah, Sonsunk, Kelly Sun Kim, Ahyong Lee, Nanjoo Lee, Youggeun Kim, Yeyoung Kim)

Thursday, October 31, 2019
3:00 PM – Programa de cortos 1 (Young Joo Lee, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Barbara Mcculough, Guillaume Cailleau)
4:00 PM – Guest Program: Interdisciplinary Art Festival Tokyo (Sung Nam Han, Shuhei Nishiyama, Takahiko Ilmura, Miaoyuan Long, Zen Lu)
6:00 PM – The Holy Bunch – Heinz Emigholz
7:30 PM – No Data Plan – Miko Reveraza

Friday, November 1, 2019
4:00 PM – Zero Patience – John Greyson
6:00 PM – Dona Haraway: Story Tellin for Earthly Survival – Fabrizio Terranova
7:30 PM – Harun Farocki / Jeamin Cha / John Greyson
9:00 PM – Guest Program: REZ Film Festival Belgrade – Part 1 (Ivan Salatić, Milica Tomović)

Saturday, November 2, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Nov 3) -Instalación: Meditación Kurdenyena
5:30 PM – Programa de cortos 2 (Young Joo Lee, Lior Shamriz, Barbara McCullough, Sejin Kim, Jakko Pallasvuo)
7:00 PM – Trouble – Mariah Garnett

Sunday, November 3, 2019
5:00 PM – Leaving to be Followed – Kristof Trakal
7:00 PM – Programa de cortos 3 (Bertrand Mandico, Sejin Kim, Cana Bilir-Meier, Lior Shamriz)
8:00 PM – Guest Program: REZ Film Festival Belgrade – Part 2 (Tamara Drakulic, Ivan Marković)

DIRECTOR: Gabriela Durán
FOUNDERS: Marie Graftieaux, Nora Mayr, Lauren Reid

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