Austria 2017 15 min English original version
by Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński
The film shows a performance. Alas, the seats in the theatre are all still unoccupied as the performer – the artist – enters the frame. She speaks of a “colonial flashback”, of an encounter that is evidently of great significance to her, and she addresses someone, or perhaps a group instead, with the familiar form “du” in German. We learn that she is being “chased” by a series of historical photographs that depict the Austrian ethnographer Paul Schebesta in the Belgian Congo in the 1930s.