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


This November Zofia nierodzińska and Arsenal Municipal Gallery invite D’EST: A Multi-Curatorial Online Platform for Video Art from the Former “East” and “West” (2018-2020) to Pawilon. In collaboration with fifteen international curators, forty-three artists, and other cultural experts, D’EST maps out artistic forms of historiography on a post-1989 world, especially from the perspective of female and collective production. On Saturday November 24th, 2018, D’EST screening chapter #5 We Are Family will be launched by its curators Nataša Ilić and Jelena Vesić in conversation with respondents and audiences from Poznań.

Entwining autobiographical, historical, and fictional narratives, We Are Family speaks about generational, personal, and political frictions, about rifts and entanglements unfolding in the dystopian context post-1989. The notion of family appears as an extended signifier. It overlaps with differentiated fields: social, communal, intimate, personal, and political. The relationship between four figures maintain this tension – that of the Guest, the Mother, Love, and the Other.

From November 26th onwards, chapter #5 will be accessible online for all registered users.


Free admission. Language of the event is English with consecutive translation into Polish. All videos are available in both languages: English and Polish.



ul. Ewangelicka 1
Poznań, Poland 61-856


24 November 2018, 3:30 pm
Public Launch
Screening Chapter #5: We Are Family with works by
Anna DaučíkováVukica Đilas, Factory of Found Clothes, Ana Hušman, Maha MaamounRachel O’Reilly, and Milica Tomić
Curated by Nataša Ilić and Jelena Vesić

3:30 pm Part I
Ana Hušman “Ručak (Lunch)” (2008)
Milica Tomić “Portrait of MM” (1999)
Factory of Found Clothes “Three Mothers and a Chorus” (2007)

5:30 pm Break

5:45 Part II
Anna Daučíková “Thirty-three Situations” (2015)
Maha Maamoun “Dear Animal” (2016)
Rachel O’Reilly “Film Note” (for “The Gas Imaginary”) (2014)
Q&A with the curators

7:45 pm
Public dinner and screening of Vukica Đilas’ “Home Movies” (1970-199?)