4Cs - From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture

Film Programme

About the Film Programme

The itinerary film programme is co-organised and hosted by all partners. With a selection of different films addressing social conflicts in a poignant way through the various cultural lenses of artists, this programme will show a diversity of conflict and post-conflict situations as well as creative responses to it.

Each screening will be preceded by a conversation between a curator and one artist-filmmaker. University and high school students from various knowledge areas, community members, local and cultural associations, cultural and art professionals, and researchers will be invited to attend and actively participate in the film programme, particularly in the opening conversation between the curator and the artist-filmmaker.

The dialogue that the coordination of the film programme implies will strengthen the potential for artists and cultural professionals to work transnationally, to create an intercultural dialogue, and to build meaningful networks that can spark future collaborations.

The guest curator of the film programme is Azar Mahmoudian.
Azar Mahmoudian is a curator and educator based in Tehran. She is part of a collective that co-ran kaf, an independent space focusing on discursive and educational programmes on art and theory in Tehran (2010-2015). 

Sensible Grounds: Communities of Oblivion

"Communities of Oblivion" is part of the multi-chapter pro­gram of moving image prac­tices, "Sensible Grounds", curated by Azar Mahmoudian. The pro­gram con­tem­plates his­tor­ical capac­i­ties of the cin­e­matic space as phys­ical and mental envi­ron­ments, in cre­ating forms of sociality, through double acts of bearing wit­ness and re-visioning worlds

Sensible Grounds: Thinking outside of the white box

"Thinking outside of the white box" is the Berlin manifestation of a "Conference in Shards" by Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri which is taking place in the framework of "Sensible Grounds" – a multi-chapter program of moving image practices curated by Azar Mahmoudian.

Sensible Grounds: Inhale

"Sensible Grounds: Inhale" at Fundació Antoni Tàpies. "Inhale" (2016-2021) is an archive of fictional narratives and sounds that trace opium smoke in the junction of writing and breath. The narratives are written passages that chronicle instances of opium use in Iranian modern and contemporary novels and short stories from the last and present centuries.

Sensible Grounds: Tuning into the Rhythms of the Chronic

"Sensible Grounds: Tuning into the Rhythms of the Chronic" displays sculptural installations, archival material, and films that employ fiction, as well as those which do away with images entirely. This collection of moving image practices contemplate historical capacities of cinematic space as a medium of testament, as well as being a physical and mental environment: a refuge, a holding place, with an unsettling gravity to enact, unblock and care for forms of sociality.