Premiere Screening & Presentation of “Aphasia” by Jelena Jureša, RS, 2019.
Followed by a conversation with the artist, Berber Bevernage and Rolf Quaghebeur.
Aphasia is a film built up in three interwoven chapters. Each part focuses on the absurdity that arises from the collective silence surrounding crimes and the fragmentation of historical events, tracing the line between Belgian colonialism, Austrian antisemitism and the war in Yugoslavia. Focusing on the blind spots of history and the difficulty of speaking about the troubled past, the film charts the line starting with the museum dioramas in Tervuren through photography to film and, like the bullet from the FN Herstal 1910 pistol that became emblematic of the WWI, connects Bosnia, Serbia, Austria and Belgium in their seemingly disparate fates and historical amnesias.
This event is a collaboration between ARGOS, CINEMATEK and SoundImageCulture – SIC.