The Future of Memory

Landesarchiv- The Bucharest Pogrom, Willy Pragher, 1941

The Future of Memory, the transnational multi-city interdisciplinary platform for the commemoration of the Holocaust and Porajmos through art and media in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, will present a selection of its exhibitions and programs, its approach and its implementation methodology, in Berlin on November 2-4.
www.thefutureofmemory.ro

2 November, 5pm - 8pm - Humboldt University Berlin (Möhrenstr. 40/41), Film screening "My Illusions", followed by a discussion  with Olga Stefan, Katia Pascariu and Roland Ibold

3 November:
3pm - 8pm - SCOTTY, Selection of projected images of artistic works displayed in the five cities where The Future of Memory operated, including by Hedda Sterne, Willy Pragher, Marcel Ianco, Alex Leon, Paul Fux, Razvan Anton, Samy Briss, Benno Friedel and others.  Archive of texts and a film screened on a monitor.
6pm - SCOTTY, Panel discussion with The Future of Memory team - What was and will be The Future of Memory?

4 November:
3pm-10pm - SCOTTY, Selection of projected images of artistic works displayed in the five cities where The Future of Memory operated, including by Hedda Sterne, Willy Pragher, Marcel Ianco, Alex Leon, Paul Fux, Razvan Anton, Samy Briss, Benno Friedel and others.  Archive of texts and a film screened on a monitor.
4pm - "The game of similar histories - performing our collective memory "- A game created for the platform "The Future of Memory" in June 2017 by Ioana Florea and Katia Pascariu, it is inspired by the well-known Dixit card game but has no winner or losers. We invite the players to imagine, create, learn and share thoughts, stories, ideas, and feelings based on images and pieces of text.  We bring the cards and the rest we make together. How can we live in a better world with all the baggage of our past and present? Minimum 5 players, maximum 12, lasts an hour and a half.  To play with us, enroll by October 31 at katia_pascariu@yahoo.com.
6pm - Screening of the video "Fragments of a Life" followed by a discussion.

" Fragments of a Life"
Produced by: Olga Stefan
Camera: Miklos Klaus Rozsa
Editing: Gabi Basalici
Video, 49 min Romanian with English subtitles

Fragments of a Life is a video combining intimate family conversations between Olga Stefan and her grandmother, Sorana Ursu (now 92), with footage, photographs, and other images from the past and present, creating an assemblage of memories and impressions that both support and reject historical events. Through the personal account of Sorana Ursu, whose father was killed during the 1941 Iasi pogrom, along with those of other members of the family now in Israel and the United States, biographical fragments are pieced together in a desperate attempt to establish a coherent narrative of life, while acknowledging the incomplete image of reality they present, the malleability of memory, and the tragedy of forgetting that is an inherent part of survival.

The Future of Memory team:
Curator and initiator: Olga Stefan
Katia Pascariu
Organizer in Romania: Quantic Association

Thu, 2 Nov, 17.00h
2 Nov 20174 Nov 2017

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