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FILM CLUB: Katarina Zdjelar (12 Jan)
Thu 12 January 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
Zdjelar’s practice explores language and sound in relation to cultural contexts. The videos selected for this session interrogate the role of voice and music in establishing national identities, whether relating to immigration status, colonial structures or linguistic imperialism.
During this event Dzjelar will be screening two of her films and in conversation with Amado Miguel, Senior Curator at Middlesborough Institution of Modern Art afterwards.
The Perfect Sound (2009) shows an individual attending an English language accent removal class, and examines migrant integration policies in the UK. Similarly, Shoum (2009) follows two non-English-speaking Serbian men attempting to transcribe the lyrics of ‘Shout’, a songby the UK band Tears for Fears, thus inventing a language that is part phonetic English, part Serbian.
My Lifetime (Malaika) (2012) documents a rehearsal of the Ghanaian National Symphony Orchestra, making a comment on postcolonial ideological transfer. Aitormena. World jautsitsaitsutsitsaitsugunea (2012) explores the adoption of the Basque language by bands in Spain following the death of General Franco, revealing connections between politics and symbolic capital.
Where: Middlesborough Insitute of Modern Art, Centre Square, Middlesbrough TS1 2AZ
When: 12 January 2017, 6.30pm – 8.30pm