Radical Film, Art and Digital Media for Societies in Turmoil
Book Launch with Ursula Böckler, Julia Lazarus, Alexandra Weltz-Rombach et al
Can radical film practices help to understand a disintegrating world? Can they have a healing effect? How can we maintain structures of solidarity in the field of radical media production for societies in turmoil and transition? And what does radical cultural practice look like, when acute challenges seem to lurk everywhere we look? Edited by members of the Berlin chapter of the Radical Film Network, this collection investigates practices of audio-visual production that act on and struggle with the conditions of our time.
With contributions by Kaveh Abbasian, John Akomfrah, Antoine Alesandrini, ALTERNATIVE FICTIONS, Neil Mauricio Andrade, Kia Yee Ang, Hongwei Bao, Leenah Najeiah Bassouni, Ursula Biemann, Emre Birişmen, Bela Brillowska, Mariola Brillowska, Débora Butruce, Cinemateca Brasileira, Scott Caruth, Özge Çelikaslan, Gerone Centeno, Andrew Conio, Cui Zi’en, Andrea Culková, Owen Davey, Jaana Davidjants, Epoy Deyto, Şirin Fulya Erensoy, Ken Fero, Andrea Ancira García, Marie Gavois, Jacob Geuder, Yulia Gilich, Tobias Gralke, Graw Böckler, Gala Hernández López, Sohrab Hura, Magdalena Kallenberger, Keiken, Michel Klöfkorn, Laura Kloeckner, Julia Lazarus, Achim Lengerer, Michelle-Marie Letelier, Kathryn Lofton, Chrystèle Nicot, Abhishek Nilamber, Antje Majewski, Samira Makki, Magda Malinowska, Regina de Miguel, Ash Moniz, Meredith Morran, Marit Östberg, Volker Pantenburg, Michael Pierce, Judy Rabinowitz Price, The Radical Cinema Reading Collective, Monika Rodriguez, Joshua Sales, Juli Saragosa, Elsa de Seynes, SIKAD, Rod Stoneman, Mario Pfeifer, Sandra Schäfer, Ujjwal Kanishka Utkarsh, Vangjush Vellahu, Ina Wudtke, Hana Yoo, Dina El-Zeneiny, and Paul Khahliso Matela Zisiwe. Design by Katja Gretzinger
The Radical Film Network was founded in 2013 when a group of activists, academics, filmmakers and programmers involved in radical film culture met to discuss the ways in which they could work together to support its development, growth and sustainability. Since then, the RFN has grown rapidly, and now consists of more than two hundred organisations from forty countries around the world.