Talks and Events
Thu 03 Jun 2021 - 18:30 - 20:00

Talk with 2021 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards Winners - Moving Image

Discover the work of Med Hondo through the research of Marie-Hélène Gutberlet and Brigitta Kuster, recipients of the 2021 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards for moving image in this special live-streamed event

Presented in collaboration with Kraszna-Krausz Foundation (KKF), celebrate the outstanding contributions to publishing on the subject of moving image. This is the second of two live-streamed events and will be an opportunity to hear from this year’s winners, Marie-Hélène Gutberlet and Brigitta Kuster for On the Run: Perspectives on the Cinema of Med Hondo and 1970—2018 Interviews with Med Hondo, who were chosen among a shortlist featuring the editors and writers of Dialectics without Synthesis: Japanese Film Theory and Realism in a Global Frame by Naoki Yamamoto; Making Images Move: Handmade Cinema and the Other Arts by Gregory Zinman; and The Process Genre: Cinema and the Aesthetic of Labor by Salomé Aguilera Skvirskyby.

Joining Gutberlet and Kuster is Chiara Figone from Archive Books, who has been involved in throughout the development of the project, and curator and programmer Dr Keith Shiri, who will be moderating the discussion. There will also be followed by an opportunity for audience Q&As.

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Watch the Live Stream on Thu 3 Jun, 18.30 BST


Chiara Figone is an editor and researcher based in Dakar and Berlin. She is the founder of Archive, a non-profit organization and publishing house. She is editor in chief of Archive Journal and editor of No order magazine. Since 2007 she is professor of Art Publishing at NABA – New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. Among others, she has collaborated in different forms with organizations such as Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art, Atelier Picha, Bamako Encounters, Dak’Art Biennale, DEPO, documenta 14, Cinenova, Casco, HKW – Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Kàddu Yaraax, Pune Biennale, Savvy Contemporary, The Showroom, Steirischer herbst, Tate Modern, and the Venice Biennale.

Marie-Hélène Gutberlet is a curator, writer and film scholar working at the interface between the different contexts of theory, film and art — mostly in collaborative and transnational constellations in and outside Germany. In 2020, after several years of project based work she and Annett Busch founded the artists group Women on Aeroplanes—agency for flying ideas, setting up a space in midair to question what and why we don’t know, and learn anew what we think we know. She has published widely on African cinemas, contemporary art, experimental and documentary film in relation to the movements of people, goods and ideas. She is currently professor for film at the University for Art and Design Offenbach am Main.

Brigitta Kuster is a cultural researcher and cultural producer, primarily interested in visual and film studies, postcolonialism/decolonization, and migration and border studies. Her current research focuses on the third, militant or accentuated or small form cinema as well as the desideratum of a “cinema of care” as well as biometric border and identification technologies at the ‘external border’ of the EU. She works as a Junior Professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her work takes the form of text, research projects, exhibitions, and filmic approaches.

Keith Shiri is an international film curator and programme advisor to various film festivals including the BFI London Film Festival. He is an Expert and Consultant on Film Business Development for the International Trade Centre (ITC) an agency of the United Nations. He is currently the Regional Secretary (Europe)for the Federation of African Filmmakers (FEPACI), a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media(CREAM) University of Westminster, London.

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