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Double Feature: 1. Bani Abidi: Funland—Stories About Waiting; 2. Jeppe Hein: In the City
12. November 2020 @ 19:00 — 21:00 CET
Bani Abidi is known for her distinctive approach to filmmaking, which derives from the dark absurdities of everyday life. Abidi often uses video as her tool for mnemonic recall while embedding the medium with a poetic function and layers of fiction. Currently based in Berlin and Karachi, she assumes the role of a storyteller and urban archaeologist in telling the stories of cities in which she has lived. Fictional narratives traverse individual experiences and ask complex questions on patriotism, framed by the historic power struggles and geopolitical relations between neighboring nation-states India and Pakistan. Her works spin tales of ambition and failure, while thematizing the relationship between state power, patriotism, and megalomania.
Jeppe Hein is a Danish installation artist well known for producing experimental and interactive works that combine different elements of architecture, art, and even technical inventions. Unique in their formal simplicity and notable for their frequent use of humor, his works engage in a lively dialogue with the traditions of Minimalist sculpture and Conceptual art of the 1970s. His works often feature surprising and captivating elements which place spectators at the center of events and focus on their experience and perception of the surrounding space.