nGbK Lecture: DREXCIYA + Twilight City (X Properties: Die Filmreihe)
DREXCIYA or becoming transparent, translucent, transmaterial
DE/CH 2017, 21:30 Min.
Black Audio Film Collective
UK 1989, 52:00 Min.
Followed by a conversation with Yvonne Wilhelm and Joerg Franzbecker
In DREXCIYA or becoming transparent, translucent, transmaterial (2017), Yvonne Wilhelm interweaves biographical storytelling and acoustic historiography in a new interpretation of the migratory movement of the trans-oceanic slave trade. In Twilight City (1989) by the Black Audio Film Collective, the journalist Olivia wanders around London in the early days of neoliberalism; in a letter to her mother, who returned to the Dominican Republic many year previously, she tells of her search for evidence of the ways wealth inequality becomes inscribed into the city, what home means, and what it may once have meant to her mother.