Detox: futurist short films & sound scapes

filmprogramme in the context of 'Deadly Affairs'

29.05.2019, 19:30 — 21:00 Film

Curated by Anne Reijniers & Rob Jacobs

Invisible power structures shape our lives. They convince us that man is above nature. They preach that prosperity is impossible without economic growth. They whisper that this is just the way things are and so they will remain.

The exhibition ‘Deadly Affairs’ looks at the toxic consequences of the fraught relationship between man and nature. This short film programme asks whether another future is possible. Can we break away from deep-seated patterns? Can we slow down the pace and transform? A collection of short films and soundscapes makes tangible the possibility of a different relationship between man and other elements of nature.


'' (2018)
short film by Daniel Kötter (DT), 38'
Filmed by miners, factory employees, dealers and electronic scrap collectors, '' tracks the life cycle of a mobile phone.

'Between Empathy And Sympathy Is TIme (Apartheid)' (2013)
sound scape by Terre Thaemlitz (US), 5'
In this sound piece Thaemlitz works with an apartheid-era militant speech from South Africa and blends the activist words with 70’s pop music.

'Pumzi' (2010)
shortfilm by Wanuri Kahiu (KE), 23'
'Pumzi', Kenya's first science fiction film, imagines a dystopian future 35 years after water wars have torn the world apart.

'Positions' (2019)
sound scape by Fallon Mayanja (FR), 17'
Voices sing & talk to each other about the possibility of another world in Fallon Mayanja’s activating sound piece 'Positions'.

Price € 5

Location Kunsthal Extra City - Antwerpen-Berchem, Eikelstraat 25-31, 2600 Antwerpen

Deadly Affairs 23.03.2019—30.06.2019