queer (ab)uses of archives

Although it reminds us the dusty closets, the definition of archive gets even more blurry, while we are documenting our each day and clicking “archived” status for e-mails. Like all nonhegomonics who struggle to create alternative historicities instead of grand narratives, queers, being aware of practices of inclusion and exclusion strategies of archiving, brings the question of creating new archives against the History based on denial. This section called “queer (ab)uses of archives”, seeks for a queer remedy to the politics of memory and of forgetting with the films queering the archival materials by using creative collages. with different kinds of archival materials and thus creating new narratives. Films gathering 8mm home movies, the well-known film footages with intimate testimonies are in search of queer histories.  Esra Özban

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#BKKY

#BKKY

Arianna

Arianna

James Baldwin Selection

James Baldwin Selection

Glitch FF Selection: Persistence of Memory

Glitch FF Selection: Persistence of Memory

Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

Portrait of Jason

Portrait of Jason

First Girl I Loved

First Girl I Loved

The Nest

The Nest

What He Did

What He Did

You’ll Never Be Alone

You’ll Never Be Alone

Real Boy

Real Boy

The Watermelon Woman

The Watermelon Woman

queer (ab)uses of archives

queer (ab)uses of archives

Midnight Stories: COGITO <br> Tevfik Uyar

Midnight Stories: COGITO
Tevfik Uyar

He had imagined the court room as a big place. It wasn’t. It was about the size of his living room, with an elevation at one end, with a dais on it. The judges and the attorneys sat there. Below it was an old wooden rail, worn out in some places. That was his place. There was another seat for his lawyer. At the back, about 20 or 30 chairs were stowed out for the non-existent crowd.

Mosques in the 18th and 19th Century Paintings

Mosques in the 18th and 19th Century Paintings

In the works of western painters, we encounter mosques as the primary architectural elements that reflect the identity of the city of Istanbul. Often we can recognize the depicted landscape as Istanbul simply from the mosques. 

Janine Antoni Look At Me!

Janine Antoni Look At Me!

The exhibition Look at Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection examines portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Through the exhibition we will be sharing about the artists and sections in Look At Me!. This time we are sharing about Janine Antoni , exhibited under the section “The Conventions of Identitiy”!