I’m Not Who You Think I’m Not meets Speisekino #34
Bronx Gothic (2017) von Andrew Rossi
The last Speisekino / food and footage in cooperation with the 10th Berlin Biennale is on the program. on 7th September we'll show:
I’m Not Who You Think I’m Not #34: I’m Not Who You Think I’m Not meets Speisekino
Bronx Gothic (2017) by Andrew Rossi
Host: Nomaduma Rosa Masilela
Dinner and film screening, subtitles in English
The starting point of the film is Okwui Okpokwasili’s one-woman show Bronx Gothic, a coming-of-age story about two girls in the Bronx of the 1980s. Following Okpokwasili as the show tours the US and culminates in a final performance in the Bronx, Rossi’s film examines the artist’s background and creative process, discussing the complex social issues and personal trauma embodied in her work. Providing an intimate space for audiences to become entangled with her in an embodied narrative shaped around desire and race, Okpokwasili’s performances feature a multidisciplinary practice of movement, sound, and text, all of which find their way into the film. Scenes from the show Bronx Gothicare accompanied by insights to the artist’s personal life and working practice, childhood and coming-of-age memories as well as talkbacks with her audience on her tour.
ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics’ regular Speisekino format combines films and food around a particular topic. Sometimes the relation is obvious, and food from the region where the film is set is served. Sometimes the link between the two is more subtle, when for example the film is accompanied by a dish that also appears in the plot. Throughout its running time, the 10th Berlin Biennale collaborates with ZK/U for I’m Not Who You Think I’m Not meets Speisekino and invites various hosts to select and present food and footage around aspects of the 10th Berlin Biennale.
Please RSVP until Thursday, September 6, 2018, 4 pm at speisekino(at)berlinbiennale.de or purchase a ticket in advance.