Private View July 21st, 17:00-20:00, July 22nd, 2010, 11:00-20:00 Triangle Gallery, Chelsea College of Art and Design, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
In the exhibition »Are you recording?« the artist Sandra Schäfer presents her collaborative film practice with the Berlin-based filmmaker Elfe Brandenburger and filmmakers and actresses in Kabul. Schäfer contextualizes this practice with a text-image-collage, photographs from her serial Urban settings and other kinds too, and a selection of films that were produced in Afghanistan since 1990.
The film Passing the Rainbow, shot in Kabul by Sandra Schäfer and Elfe Brandenburger in 2007, deals with performative strategies that undermine the rigid gender norms in Afghan society: on the level of cinematographic stagings, in politics and in everyday life. In the exhibition, the film Passing the Rainbow will be presented together with three other films. Two of them were also made in 2007: 25 Darsad (25 Percent) by Diana Saqeb and Nejat (The Rescue) by Saba Sahar. With the short film Sayeh (Shadow) by Nacir Alqas, from 1990, an arc will be traced through the short history of Afghan cinema.
Exhibition concept in collaboration with Lena Ziese