Passing the Rainbow

Sandra Schäfer and Jochen Becker "Passing the Rainbow", Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen

Sandra SCHÄFER (mazefilm) showed clips from a film she co-directed with Elfe Brandenburger. The documentary, then still in production, shows actresses in Afghanistan and the methods they use to subvert the rigid gender roles prescribed by Afghan society.

After the screening Sandra Schäfer and Jochen Becker introduced the book Kabul/Teheran 1979ff: Filmlandschaften, Städte unter Stress und Migration (en.: Kabul/Tehran 1979ff: Film Landscapes, Cities under Stress and Migration), which was published by b_books/metroZones in 2006.

Jochen BECKER works as an author, lecturer and curator. He is a founding member of metroZones—Center for Urban Affairs and has (co-)edited several books including bignes? (2001); Kabul/Teheran 1979ff (2006) and Urban Prayers (2011), and (co-)curated exhibitions such as the Urban Cultures of Global Prayers (2012/13, NGBK Berlin, Camera Austria, Graz) and Self Made Urbanism Rome, NGBK Berlin, Teatro Valle Occupato Rome (2013). He is artistic director of the Global Prayers project at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin) and will begin a position as director of the art and architecture program at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm in 2014.

Sandra SCHÄFER is an artist and writer based in Berlin. Her works deal with the representation of gender, urbanism and (post-)colonialism. She works with a focus on film and video installations and collaborates with artists and theorists in Kabul, Tehran, London, Barcelona and Berlin.


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