Conversation with Women to Women Collective & The Post Film Collective
Visite Film Festival
Caring and sharing knowledge, skills and art processes are key to the two collectives that will meet this Sunday afternoon.
In collaboration with Netwerk Aalst, Visite invites Women to Women collective and the Post Film Collective to engage in a conversation. The collectives will introduce themselves and their practice through a number of short film clips. And will talk to each other about what it is like to make art collectively. What it is like to work together when not everyone enjoys the same privileges. How the collective offers a response to prevailing political trends and how having fun is already a political act.
Women to Women Collective
The caring embraces, sharing of knowledge, skills, and art processes of empowerment are living strings woven dynamically into the Women to Women collective. Our collective brings together women who want to make Croatia their home with women for whom Croatia is already home. Through engaged art, we seek to improve well-being, empower and facilitate integration of all people into an ever-evolving community. Since 2016, weekly workshops, gatherings, excursions, and public engagements, are part of a holistic approach to empower members socially, therapeutically, and economically. Women foster a participatory approach to community-building, bridge diverse spoken languages, and build a support network and shared values of mutual understanding, tolerance, and embracing enrichment through diversity.
The Post Film Collective
Since 2018 The Post Collective has been an autonomous platform of co-creation, co-learning and cultural activism created by and for refugees, asylum seekers, sans-papiers and accomplices. It introduces a range of artistic, cultural and employment opportunities and provides an environment of commoning for its members regardless of their legal status. The collective aims to develop creative alternatives beyond the dominant systems of control and exclusion it is facing. This means facilitating the position where one does not struggle to be assimilated, but instead rethinking and re-conceptualizing critically a future together as a community. The Post Collective develops relationships of kinship, solidarity and co-elaboration with other artists and institutions in Belgium and from various diasporas.
The Post Film Collective, born in 2020 upon the invitation of Robin Vanbesien, elaborates on the work and experiences of The Post Collective into the realm of cinema.
The Post Film Collective are Mahammed Alimu, Marcus Bergner, Hooman Jalidi, Sawsan Maher, Mirra Markhaeva, Robin Vanbesien and Elli Vassalou.
Visite film festival
Visite #10 is a four-day festival at art space Het Bos with 5 film programs, a performance, a concert, a group exhibition, an artist talk, 3 dinners and a breakfast. The tenth edition of Visite is curated by Adel Setta, Kevin Kotahunyi and Eva van Tongeren.
The festival brings together artists who respond to current dominant power structures. Through their work they propose alternative socially engaged futures by poetically depicting collective conversations and rethinking symbols of control, representation and manipulation.
The program takes you from Brussels living rooms, to the streets of Mexico City, the forests of Canada and a Chinese beauty salon in Miami. The exhibition juxtaposes a video installation with pornographic images with various tactile textile works about police violence and exclusion.
Supported by Het Bos, Netwerk Aalst, Flanders & Nationale loterij.
Het Bos, Ankerrui 5-7, 2000 Antwerp.