Place of History

With Peggy Ahwesh, Aleksandar Ilić, Johannes Gierlinger and Wang Yuyan

4 November 2022
Location: Het Huis Studio 3
17:00 - 18:45
5 November 2022
Location: Het Huis Studio 3
13:30 - 14:45

On Friday 4 November the screening is followed by a conversation with Johannes Gierlinger

Remember “the end of history”? US political scientist Francis Fukuyama’s infamous observation in response to the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s proved to be erroneous in many ways. The universalisation of the supposedly victorious Western liberal democracy has been unmasked as a deeply colonialist project. More recently, civil and human rights achieved through decades of social struggle have been contested by right-wing movements, autocratic governments and neoconservative jurisdiction on the rise. History is a question of perspective; it is continuously produced, it is forgotten or lives on, undigested, always ready to violently re-emerge. This challenging selection of films examines the role language and images play in times of social, political and economic polarisation and digs into the volatile nature of the past as much as it glimpses into new representations of the world.


73 Suspect Words
Peggy Ahwesh
United States 2000, 4 minutes

Malj (The Mallet) 
Aleksandar Ilić 
Yugoslavia 1977, 11 minutes

Remapping the Origins 
Johannes Gierlinger 
Austria 2018, 42 minutes

One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocean 
Wang Yuyan 
France 2000, 11 minutes 30 seconds


Single Tickets

What else is on today?

See the Friday and Saturday timetables to visit the other programmes with your Festival Pass (5-days) or Day Pass (1-day). With the passes you can also visit the festival exhibition The Curse of Smooth Operations at the IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] and Steenweg 26.

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