|Hito Steyerl (berlin)
| NOVEMBER 6
20:00 | Koldo Mitxelena
Kulturunea, Areto Nagusia
Hito Steyerl (berlin)
The presentation will focus on the project „November“.
The project deals with of one of my closest teenage friend
called Andrea Wolf. It starts from a S-8 feminist martial
arts film both made together. Andrea Wolf later ended
up being considered an enemy of the state. She went underground
and joined the PKK, the Kurdish guerilla. She was shot
to death in 1998 in Kurdistan, most probably by members
of the Turkish army in an extralegal execution. The presentation
deals with the question of what is left of the dreams
of left-wing internationalism in the era of global war
against terrorism. It deals with the role of globally
travelling images of female resistance in popular culture
and their political implications and with the icon of
the female militant.
Works as filmmaker and author in the area of essayist
documentary film, postcolonial criticism, as producer
as well as as theorist. The works are located on the interface
between film and fine arts, and between theory and practice.
Main topics: cultural globalisation, global feminism,
culture,migration and racism. Phd thesis about documentarism
in the arts. Work in the art field as visiting professor,
commentator and critic. Further activities include work
as political journalist, film critic, catalogue and book
author and the compilation of feminist film programmes.
Participations in international symposia on postcolonial
studies, media studies and cultural globalisation. Organisation
of lecture series and feminist migrant and minority womens
activities. Editor (with Encarnacion Gutierrez Rodriguez)
of the book „Can the Subaltern speak German? Postcolonial
Critique and Migration“.