Sampled Ground - Athena Farrokhzad / Albertina Carri
Poet Athena Farrokzhad and filmmaker Albertina Carri join together for an evening about the reconfiguration of memory through aesthetic strategies.
Poet, playwright, translator, and literary critic Athena Farrokhzad was born in Tehran in 1983. Her parents fled the Iran-Iraq war and the persecution of leftists to Sweden, where Farrokhzad grew up. In her first reading during her residency in Berlin, Athena will perform texts from her book Vitsvit (2013), in which she creates her own way of naming the voids left by exile and political violence.
In Rustlers, Albertina Carri sets out to make a film about Isidro Velázquez, an almost mythical outlaw figure from Argentina who was shot dead by police in 1967. She’s not the only one interested in him: her father, sociologist Roberto Carri, wrote a book on him called “Pre-Revolutionary Forms of Violence” and a film was made, although both father and film disappeared during Argentine´s Dirty War. To tell these stories -of Velázquez, of her father, and of her own choices as filmmaker and mother, Carri weaves together news reels, ads, home videos, interviews, movies, abstract forms.
19 – 20.30 h
Reading in Swedish, German and English
21 – 23 h
2013, 85 min, Spanish with English subtitles
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