bi'bakwerk works with innovative site specific education concepts, which aim at an equal participation and the exchange of ideas, knowledge and creativity. Our workshops are cross-generational and focus on issues arising from the immediate neighborhood.
The Fatal & Fallen workshop invites participants to critically engage with the charged socio-political territories depicted in East Asian exploitation films.
Jade Barget and Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee will introduce the research process behind the curation of the programme. In collaboration with artist Minh Chau Luong, the facilitated workshops aims to reimagine and reappropriate the excessive space of exploitation films. The genres we are looking at – B-series, exploitation films – hold a marginal place in cinema history. Many of the titles of the genres have disappeared, and what remains are mainly posters, reviews, music and advertisements. We will undertake the making of our own experimental exploitation film in print form. Participants will be asked to bring images, fragments of text, or any other material inspired by the programme as well as their own research and consumption of exploitation film. The last day of the workshop will be spent creating the paraphernalia of our exploitation film.
Jade Barget is a curator based in Paris and Berlin with an interest in screen and moving image cultures. Her research centers on the relations between media and memory. She has curated various programmes and assists in the programming of transmediale.
Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee is an interdisciplinary practitioner who works between visual art, cultural and artistic research, and education. Her practice concerns iterations of slow violence and the unearthing of micro and muted narratives.