KRAN FILM RESIDENT
Kran Film Resident is a residency project initiated by Kran Film Collective in 2013. It merges film and video art practice with theory in order to question the notion of citizenship in migrating, multinational and multipolar network society. Affected by present economic, political and social predicaments, the creation of political identities as democratic citizens demands for reformulation of the notion of democracy. It is from this point that the residency aims to raise the questions of democracy, ethics, identity, migrations, populism, ecology and the like. One of the main challenges for Kran Film Resident is to examine how a project of radical democracy and a multipolar vision of the world order can contribute the creation of new forms of subjectivity, which are much more appropriate for the contemporary society at the beginning of the 21st century, and how film and video art may reflect this movement.
Kran Film Collective invites cultural operators (programmers, curators, researchers, film profes-sionals) who are interested in independent film and video art to visit Brussels and explore its film and video archives. Thus, archives of moving images present our second focus point. We approach them not as static accumulations of moving images but as vibrant records of our history that bear important answers for the future.
Applicants are invited in an open call to submit a proposal for the residency period of 10 days, focusing each time on another theme related with the notion of relational citizenship. In 2013, we have invited Amit Mahanti, a filmmaker, researcher and curator from New Delhi, India, to explore the theme of labour through film, and Olga Kopenkina, a curator and professor at the New York University, USA, to examine the theme of gender within film.
Kran Film Resident is an intense visiting programme, which consists of film and video archive visits, a lecture and a screening programme, and engages with important socio-political questions.
Kran Film Resident programme director