On two evenings, Venuri Perera and Eisa Jocson will present short films made in response to the pandemic situation. This will be followed by discussions between the artists and the curator, mediator and cultural worker Kadiatou Diallo. Kadiatou Diallo is a research associate at the University of Basel for African Studies and a lecturer in the MAPS program in Sierre.
Sat, 9.4, 17h
The Filipino Superwoman Bandby Eisa Jocson
Filipinas and Filipinos are known to "serve the world" in various roles - from domestic helpers and nurses to seamen and waiters. Filipino musicians perform as show bands to meet the demand for Western music in hotels, clubs and entertainment parks throughout Asia and the Middle East. The Filipino Superwoman Band formed to play with this global industry phenomenon. While they were unable to perform live due to the pandemic, a short film was created. The narrative of the song "Superwoman" by Karyn White about the affective labor of a woman is expanded and mirrored with the care work of Filipino migrant workers* in general.
Sun, 10.4., 16h
Porcelain White: The Conversationby Venuri Perera and Zwoisy Mears-Clarke
Zwoisy Mears-Clarke and Venuri Perera, both born several oceans apart and raised in the middle class of former British colonies - Jamaica and Sri Lanka - share a white-knuckled heritage: English-speaking, middle-class, Western. Faced with this truth, they unravel their complicity and the complexities and limits of their inherited privilege in the filmPorcelain White: The Conversation, a conversation across oceans.
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