Participants: Steve Reinke, Vika Kirchenbauer, Paribartana Mohanty, Sky Hopinka - Moderation: Tinne Zenner


Participants: Chiara Caterina, Jorge Castrillo, Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour, Ryan Ferko - Moderation: Tinne Zenner


Participants: Marian Mayland, Gernot Wieland, Carl Elsaesser - Moderation: Mason Leaver-Yap


Participants: Alejandro Alvarado & Concha Barquero, Doplgenger, Alaa Mansour - Moderation: Philip Widmann


Participants: Stephanie Barber, Carlos Irijalba, Renu Savant, Juan David Gonzalez Monroy - Moderation: Philip Widmann


Participants: Emmanuel Lefrant, Andrés Jurado - Moderation: Viktor Neumann


Participants: Jean-Jacques Martinod, Jamie Crewe, Ben Balcom - Moderation: Mason Leaver-Yap


Participants: Ingel Vaikla, Isabella Solar Villaseca, Nguyen Trinh Thi - Moderation: Viktor Neumann

Feature Films

By the Throat by Effi Weiss & Amir Borenstein

Participants: Effi Weiss & Amir Borenstein - Moderation: Tinne Zenner

Bashtaalak sa’at / Shall I Compare You to a Summer’s Day by Mohammad Shawky Hassan

Participants: Mohammad Shawky Hassan - Moderation: Philip Widmann

Rote Ohren Fetzen durch Asche / Flaming Ears by Ashley Hans Scheirl, Ursula Pürrer & Dietmar Schipek

Participants: Ursula Pürrer - Moderation: Kris Woods

Implication. On Documentary Ethics

Introduction to the End of an Argument / Intifada – Speaking for Oneself… Speaking for Others by Jayce Salloum & Elia Suleiman

Participants: Alaa Mansour - Moderation: Philip Widmann

Rocío by Fernando Ruiz Vergara

Participants: Concha Barquero & Alejandro Alvarado - Moderation: Tinne Zenner

Intimidades de Shakespeare y Victor Hugo / Shakespeare and Victor Hugo’s Intimacies by Julene Olaizola

Participants: Jamie Crewe - Moderation: Mason Leaver-Yap

It´s rather a verb

Welcome to this online discussion in the framework of EMAF’s theme programme It’s rather a verb, programmed by Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat.

In this conversation we talk with film historian Sonja Simonyi about Hétpróba (Seven Trials), a rarely shown film by Hungarian neo-avantgarde artist Dóra Maurer from 1982 which we have the opportunity to show in the 7th (and last) programme.

Sonja Simonyi is an independent scholar working on the visual cultures of socialist Eastern Europe. Her work on both popular and experimental cinema has appeared in a number of edited volumes as well as the journals Film History and Third Text. The new book titled Experimental Cinema in State-Socialist Eastern Europe edited by Sonja and Kenya Gurshtein is now available through Amsterdam University Press.

Sonja is also a good friend of ours and is the one who introduced us to this wonderful film.

Together we discuss different perspectives on feminist filmmaking within the context of state socialism. About filmmaking in general, and about the unique filming space that Dóra Maurer created in this film.

We hope you enjoy.

Artist in Focus: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz in conversation with Katrin Mundt about her Artist in Focus Programme 1:

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz in conversation with Katrin Mundt about her Artist in Focus Programme 2:

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz in conversation with Katrin Mundt about her Artist in Focus Programme 3:

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz in conversation with Gazelle Mba about her work:

Artist in Focus: Emily Wardill


Smart Things at Work

with Alessandro Delfanti and Jenny Kennedy, moderated by Julia Kloiber

What changes when different types of labour, material or immaterial, physical or affective, are undertaken or organised by machines? Can interactions between humans and machines reflect back and influence interactions between people? Taking as a starting point two recently published books, the Smart Wife by Jenny Kennedy and the Warehouse: Workers and Robots at Amazon by Alessandro Delfanti, this panel invites their authors to discuss how smart infrastructures and their logistics affect work and everyday life. Domestic labour and work at a warehouse are respectively studied as examples paying attention to the promises and the drawbacks of technology. Together with Julia Kloiber as a moderator, the speakers will look into how the use of such infrastructures can lead to people being treated as robots or objects, as well as how forms of unionisation, resistance or subversion might still be possible.

Personhood of a Forest

with the Forest Curriculum, Ursula Biemann and Caetano, moderated by Rosario Talevi

What changes when the personhood and the rights of the more-than-human world are acknowledged? Forests and rivers with their ecosystems are living entities and are considered as subjects by different peoples around the world. The bonds with the living environment are as strong as the bonds found within a community. To make kin with the forest means to respect its significance and agency, overcoming anthropocentrism. As part of this discussion, artists who are actively working in and with forests exchange their points of view. Ursula Biemann, Caetano and the Forest Curriculum meet Rosario Talevi and present what one learns, gains and offers when engaging with forest zones, communities and cosmologies. They discuss how methodologies and pedagogies take shape while paying attention to the interconnectedness of the planet rather than to single elements, organisms or phenomena.

Design for Multiple Worlds

with Ahmed Ansari and Nina Paim, moderated by Valentina Karga

Design does not only give form to things but also shapes ways of thinking and being. It reflects mentalities and helps in worldbuilding. In the last years, discussions and initiatives about decolonising design have highlighted the dominance of Western modernist design and its discontents. To oppose its universal aesthetics and its extractive logic is not easy, however. This event asks how design can be rethought in order to derive from and address multiple heterogeneous worlds. It explores how it can be approached with reference to specific cultural and geographical contexts and developed in relation to local experiences and knowledge. As part of this panel, Ahmed Ansari, working on decolonising design and pluriversality, and Nina Paim, co-author of Design Struggles, present their views and engage in a discussion moderated by artist Valentina Karga.


The #smalltalks are as individual as the people participating, each fellow artist and friend from the Breitz/Cortiñas class of the HBK Braunschweig is taking a deep dive into the work they are presenting for EMAF. The students present their works and artistic practice in an intimate and easygoing series of talks.

All #smalltalks are still available on our Youtube channel.

#smalltalks with Fritz Polzer

#smalltalks with Maia Torp Neergaard

#smalltalks with Hyejeong Yun

#smalltalks with Jacqueline Gerke

#smalltalk with Rita Guimarães