CCQO/ARIA: Ancestral Clouds Ancestral Claims

27.06.2024, 14:30 — 18:00 Screening + talk

Organised by CCQO/ARIA in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Beursschouwburg and DE SINGEL

Ancestral Clouds Ancestral Claims is Arjuna Neuman and Denise Ferreira da Silva’s first exhibition in Belgium. In 2016 they started collaborating on Elemental Cinema, a series of films that take our world’s basic elements — earth, air, water and fire — as starting points. Through these films they question the dominant, Western, perspective on knowledge of both the human and the non-human. Their ethical-esthetical viewpoint focuses on systemic structures of colonialism, capitalism and imperial injustice. The exhibition at Kunsthal Extra City brings together several of their acclaimed film works such as Serpent Rain (2016) and 4 Waters — Deep Implicancy (2018). Central is their latest and most ambitious film to date, Ancestral Clouds Ancestral Claims (2023).

On 27 June at 2:30 pm, CCQO and ARIA organize a talk and seminar with Neuman and Ferreira. Everyone is very welcome!



  • Location: Kunsthal Extra City
  • Screening of Ancestral Clouds Ancestral Claims ('50)
  • Presentations of: Annelies de Vet, Ilaria De Luppo and Kayah George
  • Panel discussion with Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman about ecology, ecocide en colonialism moderated by Katrien Reist
  • Free entrance, register here!

Language English

Location Kunsthal Extra City, Provinciestraat 112, 2018 Antwerpen

Ancestral Clouds Ancestral Claims 11.05.2024—15.09.2024