D’EST at Portable Landscapes: Unweaving the Iron Curtain

Posted on: 13.06.19

The literary event-happening organized by Valdis Āboliņš at the 13th congress of European Latvian Youth Association (ELJA), Westende, Belgium. August 3, 1966. Photo by Noldis Millers. D’EST proudly announces its participation in the exhibition Portable Landscapes: Unweaving the Iron Curtain at District Berlin. De-centring, contaminating, and queering dominant historical narratives, the project is part of...

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D’EST at Scriptings: Lene Markusen: Sisters Alike. Female Identities in Post-Utopian (Spector Books, 2019)

Posted on: 12.06.19

Lene Markusen, Sisters Alike: Female Identities in the Post-Utopian, Leipzig 2019, book cover. Courtesy of the artist. Screening and discussion on the occasion of Lene Markusen’s latest publication Sisters Alike. Female Identities in Post-Utopian, published by Spector Books and designed by HIT. The event will take place on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Scriptings/Berlin and will be held in...

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REZ* na D’EST (CUT to D’EST) at Martovski Festival in Belgrade

Posted on: 28.03.19

REZ* na D’EST (CUT to D’EST) will happen on Saturday March 30, 2019, 9pm. REZ* na D’EST at Martovski festival – Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival will present the work of the Berlin-based platform D’EST and its long-term commitment to capturing female and collective artistic positions that reflect the post-socialist transformation through moving images....

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D’EST goes ecofeminism at TOKSI-LINE festival in Tallinn

Posted on: 10.01.19

26-27 January 2019 D’EST at TOKSI-LINE: feminism ­– environment – geopolitics festival curated by Margaret Tali and Rebeka Põldsam in collaboration with the web magazine Feministeerium at the Café of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Estonia (EKKM Café), and Estonian Academy of Arts D’EST video screening with Marwa Arsanios, Ioana Cojocariu, Factory of Found...

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Thoughts about the current socio-political situation in Russia by Ilmira Bolotyan

Posted on: 13.12.18

Ilmira Bolotyan (left) with her translator at Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) Thoughts about the current socio-political situation in Russia: Public response to D’EST screening chapter #4 The Body as an Indexical Reader I am an artist working as a research department editor at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, most notably at the Russian...

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D’EST launches Chapter #6 “ReTopia” at wild recuperations, Haus 22, Former Stasi Headquarter, Campus for Democracy

Posted on: 04.12.18

Katrin Winkler, towards memory, 2016. Video still, two-channel video installation (HD), 32’00’’, sound, color, 16:9, courtesy: the artist   On December 15, 2018 we cordially invite you to D’EST’s last screening chapter launch for this year: ReTopia. Curated by Bettina Knaup and Katja Kobolt, screening chapter #6 ReTopia will be launched within the public program...

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FEM-Zine “We Are Family” for download

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  This zine accompanies the project D’EST: We Are Family Texts: Nataša Ilić and Jelena Vesić Drawings and layout: Darinka Pop-Mitić Editing: Jelena Vesić Proofreading: Selene States Coordinated by PAWILON, Galeria Miejska Arsenał and District Berlin Supported by the Senate Chancellery Berlin – Department of Culture and Galeria Miejska Arsenał First edition Print run: 50...

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D’EST launches chapter #5 “We Are Family” at Pawilon

Posted on: 29.10.18

Image Credits: (on top) Maha Maamoun, Dear Animal, 2016. Video still, single-channel video (HD), 25’30’’, stereo sound, color, 16:9, Arabic with English subtitles, courtesy: the artist (below) Vukica Đilas, Home Movies, 1970–199?. Film still, original recording format: 8mm, 50’55’’, sound, color, 4:3, digitalized, assembled and edited with live-music accompaniment, courtesy: Academic Film Center, Belgrade, 2015...

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D’EST launches Chapters 3 and 4 with School Without Center *Moscow at MMOMA

Posted on: 02.09.18

Image Credits: Marija Bozinovska Jones, Self-Optimization, 2018. HD, Video Still, Single-Channel Video, Stereo Sound, Color, 0’26’’ This autumn School Without Center *Moscow hosts D’EST as well as a permanent video channel of screening chapter #3 Cosmos Cosmetics: Unsettling Memoryscapes and Corpofictions in the exhibition at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. On October 6 and...

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D’EST launches Chapters 1 and 2 with Kunstverein Düsseldorf

Posted on: 28.05.18

Image Credits: Željka Blakšić aka Gita Blak, Whisper – Talk – Sing – Scream, 2013. Performance documentation, Videostill, 07:39 min. On June 30th from 4 to 8 pm we will present the first two screening chapters of the online video art platform D’EST. A Multi-Curatorial Online Platform for Video Art from the Former „East“ and...

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A Body is an Archive: Artist talk and follow-up conversation with artist Karol Radziszewski and curator Zofia nierodzińska on April 20th, 2018, 7pm

Posted on: 21.02.18

Friday, April 20th, 2018, 7pm (CET) Location: District Berlin Image Credits: Karol Radziszewski, Kisieland, 2012. 16:9, Film Still, Single-Channel Video, Stereo Sound, Colour, 30′   There are crucial (arti)facts hidden beyond official historical narratives; Polish artist and activist Karol Radziszewski seeks them out by speaking with those individuals whose voices have been kept silent. He...

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Producing Roma Feminist Art: Presentation by Margaret Tali and subsequent artist talk by Mihaela Drăgan on April 21st, 2018, 7pm

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Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 7pm (CET) Location: District Berlin Image Credits: Alexandra Horghidan, Del Duma/ Tell them about me!, 2013. Theater play, Giuvlipen Theater Company, Bucharest   Margaret Tali will discuss the significance of Roma artists’ exclusion from the contemporary art scene and what this reveals about its nature and alignments. She will focus on...

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D’EST: The Suspension and Excess of Time at WRO Media Art Biennale 2017

Posted on: 01.05.17

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 4pm, BARBARA: Infopoint, ul. Świdnicka 8c, 50-067 Wrocław D’EST. A Multi-Curatorial Online Platform for Video Art from the Former “East” and “West” is a project initiated by Ulrike Gerhardt at District Berlin. A contemporary video databank developed along topical focuses, D’EST from 2017 maps female* and collective positions that reflect the post-socialist...

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D’EST Prolog: O’ Mystical East and West launches at Martin Gropius Bau’s Cinema Hall

Posted on: 01.10.16

Image Credit: The Bureau of Melodramatic Research, Above the Weather, 2015. Video still, single-channel video (HD),  11’00’’, sound, color, 16:9, courtesy: the artists.   D’EST Prolog: O’ Mystical East and West Martin Gropius Bau, Cinema Hall With Irina Botea Bucan and Nicu Ilfoveanu, Anetta Mona Chişa and Lucia Tkáčová, Ioana Cojocariu, Alexandra Croitoru, Larisa Crunțeanu,...

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