An afternoon with Pascale Obolo
Presentation of movies followed by a moment of discussions
An afternoon with Pascale Obolo — publishing as a form of curatorial and political practice, creating space for research – in English
Wednesday 5th of June, 13:00-17:30, MaNaMa research Master, Sint Lucas Antwerpen
Pascale Obolo is a filmmaker, an independent curator and the chief editor of the art journal Afrikadaa. During this afternoon, she will present her multifaceted artistic work, which develops through different forms to (re-)tell stories, challenge representations and address the way knowledge is shaped, with a post-colonial and feminist approaches.
- 13:00-15:00 from hip-hop to movies to the art journal Afrikadaa, publishing as a form of curatorial and political practice presentation by Pascale Obolo followed by a moment of discussions
- 15:00-15:30 break
- 15:30-17:30 creating space for research and collective ways of shaping/transmitting knowledge
- – 15:30 introduction by Pascale Obolo on her work at the fine-arts school of the Reunion Island
- – 16:00-16:30 presentation of We Cannot Work Like This and Break The Canon Make The Canon
- – 16:30-17:30 discussions
Sint Lucas Antwerpen — library
Van Schoonbekestraat 143
Pascale Obolo is a filmmaker, an independent curator and the chief editor of the art journal Afrikadaa.
Born in Yaoundé, Cameroun, she studied film making at the conservatoire libre du cinéma Français and gratudated in a movie master specialized in experimental movies at Paris VIII university. A feminist movie maker, she addressed the space of women in artistic fields. Her movies were programmed and awarded in many festivals. Her deeply activist work interrogates memories, identity, exile, invisibility. Pascale Obolo has a passion for visual arts that brings her to direct and produce ‘filmic objects’, as she refuses to be categorized in a cinematographic genre. Her movie Calypso Rose: The lioness of the jungle has won the silver Yennega prize at the Fespaco festival in the documentary field in March 2013. Her recent works question the archive, through the construction of historical narratives with a post-colonial perspective, visual and cultural representations of political and economic history, using photography, video and performance.
Pascale Obolo co-founded the contemporary African arts journal Afrikadaa. She also directs the African Art Book Fair (AABF), an independent fair which highlights editorial practices and supports qualitative and original publications. Curator of la colonie, tutor at the «ateliers des horizons» in the art center les Magasins in Grenoble, Pascale Obolo just joined the team of the scientific board of the fine-arts school of the Reunion Island.
Break The Canon Make The Canon, Sint Lucas Antwerpen
Did you ever wonder why are our books and references are so white, male and cis-heteronormative? We Cannot Work Like This is currently working hard on a library that will break and make the canon of art & design education in our school. We order new books that view the library through a self-reflexive, intersectional feminist, non-cisheteronormative and anti-racist lens. Have a look at our new books and discover what is out there!
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