Wednesday, May 18 | 6:30 p.m. | Kinoteka 2
What Inclusive Archives Do We Need Today? Debate following the screenings of SOL IN THE DARK, dir. Mawena Yehouessi and MON CHÉRI SOVIÉTIQUE, dir. Karol Radziszewski
Partner: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
In his latest film, Karol Radziszewski creates a story using hundreds of photographs depicting the last Soviet soldiers stationed in Wrocław in the 1990s. The photographs were made available to him by the Lambda Warszawa Association. Can queer archives change our understanding of history and what meaning do they have for our future? Can a critical approach to image-overloaded mass media influence possible ways in which social groups are represented? What kind of work with archival materials do we need today? What images are still missing from our archives? The director of “Mon chéri Soviétique” will answer these questions in a conversation following the screening.
Karol Radziszewski works with film, photography and painting, creates installations and interdisciplinary projects. His archive-based methodology combines multiple cultural, historical, religious, social and gender references. A publisher and editor-in-chief of “DIK Fagazine” since 2005. In 2015 he founded the Queer Archives Institute.
dr Gabriela Sitek – initiator of the experimental section at MDAG, researcher of found footage films.