Elizabeth Povinelli / Karrabing film Collective
[Les Lilas • France]
As part of an invitation from Université Paris 1 – Ecole des arts de la Sorbonne, l’Espace Khiasma had the pleasure of hosting the American anthropologue and theorist Elizabeth Povinelli, for an evening of discussion about recent films from the Karrabing Film Collective.
Povinelli has been developing a collaboration with an indigenous community from North Australia, who have been at the root of her most ambitious research, for a number of years. Together with the Karrabing Film Collective, they have invented a unique and eccentric cinematographic space, playing skillfully with satire, foiling the officiel History and laws of the Australian state, so as to defend their identity and claim their rights and the power of their imagination.
Throughout the course of the evening, in which two films had been screened- Wutharr, Saltwater Dreams (2016, 28:53) The Jealous One (2017, 29:17) and the collective’s most recent opus, Night Time Go, will be evoked, Elizabeth Povinelli has been in conversation with Louis Henderson and Olivier Marboeuf discussing collective practices used in cinema, issues surrounding transmission and invention of new systems of Historical narrative based on the experiences and languages of minorities.
Elizabeth Povinelli / Karrabing film Collective — Elizabeth Povinelli : « The Rise of Extimate Aesthetics » — Elizabeth Povinelli : « The Collapse of Political Concepts » — Elizabeth Povinelli : « The Return Of the World »
Recorded at Khiasma on 8th of March 2018. Mixed by Esther Porylès