„12 Moons“ – which was: 1 site-specific seating landscape with 3 screening areas, on view every minute of the SMU opening hours, 12 themed programmes with 57 films and video works, 27 TV episodes and 4 newly shot short films as well as 12 accompanying events with directors, artists, performers, activists of the time.
For 12 months we have organized an international film program in the Schwules Museum with films and video works by FLT*I filmmakers and their teams who shared with us their views on existing gender norms, on economy and ecology, on desire, sexuality and subjectivities. They have made feminist her*stories and conditions of life, political and private struggles visible, sensitized us to the impositions of our time and encouraged us to perform resistance through creative practices. The filmic documents are means of expression of their affinity for the world and are testimonies of an artistic care work that disturbs, changes, and queers dominant narratives. We can only manifest alternative realities when other images become thinkable and speakable, when new synaptic connections form and other possibilities emerge.
A big thank you to all contributors who provided us with such a rich array of knowledge, her*stories and moving images!
Program of the evening:
19.00: Screening in the 12 Moons Film Lounge:
5 films from the current program 🌍 Glo-ballism 🔥 curated by A.L. Steiner
until 23:00: Bar night in the SPIRITS bar of the SMU in the presence of the team and some of the participating filmmakers.
USA, 1973, 8 min., English
Sweden, 2006, 20 min., Swedish with Engl. subtitles
Kenya, 2009, 21 min., English
Sugar Walls Teardom
South Africa, 2016, 21 min., English
Stand in the Stream
USA, 2011-2017, 58 min., English
(on monitor with headphones)
further information about the films:
Idea, program and film curation: Vera Hofmann
Guest curators: Merle Groneweg, C Detrow, Anina Falasca & Felix Roadkill, TransFormations – Trans* Film Festival Berlin [Alexia/Lautaro & Zoya], Aks Int. Minorities Festival [Sadaat Munir], A.L. Steiner
Project assistance: Felix Roadkill (& partly Anina Falasca)
Scenography with Carolin Gießner and Théo Demans
12 Moons is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe as part of the project Year of the Women*.
The museum is wheelchair-accessible.