I’m Not Who You Think I’m Not #34: I’m Not Who You Think I’m Not meets Speisekino
Bronx Gothic (2017) by Andrew Rossi
Host: Nomaduma Rosa Masilela
Dinner and film screening, subtitles in English
The starting point of the film is Okwui Okpokwasili’s one-woman show Bronx Gothic, a coming-of-age story about two girls in the Bronx of the 1980s. Following Okpokwasili as the show tours the US and culminates in a final performance in the Bronx, Rossi’s film examines the artist’s background and creative process, discussing the complex social issues and personal trauma embodied in her work. Providing an intimate space for audiences to become entangled with her in an embodied narrative shaped around desire and race, Okpokwasili’s performances feature a multidisciplinary practice of movement, sound, and text, all of which find their way into the film. Scenes from the show Bronx Gothic are accompanied by insights to the artist’s personal life and working practice, childhood and coming-of-age memories as well as talkbacks with her audience on her tour.
Pick-up presale tickets or purchase tickets at the door before 7:30 pm on the night of the event at the Berlin Biennale counter in front of ZK/U. Food is served from 7 to 9 pm. Film begins at 9 pm.
ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics’ regular Speisekino format combines films and food around a particular topic. Sometimes the relation is obvious, and food from the region where the film is set is served. Sometimes the link between the two is more subtle, when for example the film is accompanied by a dish that also appears in the plot.
As part of the 10th Berlin Biennale’s public program I’m Not Who You Think I’m Not the 10th Berlin Biennale collaborates with ZK/U: Throughout the entire summer, the Speisekino screening series at ZK/U is programmed by the 10th Berlin Biennale curatorial team and invited artists and filmmakers. The series brings together feature and experimental films and documentaries in conversation with the exhibition, with our dreams and ghosts, and in dialogue with Berlin and the world, but–as we said before–we are not interested in providing a coherent reading of histories or the present of any kind.
Please join us!