Screening: DETOURS by Ekaterina Selenkina and artist talk with Julia Boxler
Detours (Obkhodniye puti) is a sprawling meditation on the choreography of bodies in Moscow's urban landscape. The film depicts a new way of dealing illicit drugs via the Darknet, the layering of the physical and the virtual realities, as well as a poetics, and politics, of space. Taking place in sleepy neighbourhoods, among the concrete walls of highrises, behind garages and amidst abandoned railroads, Detours alternately follows and loses track of Denis, the treasureman who hides stashes of drugs all over the city.
Ekaterina Selenkina (b. 1992, Russia) has been working as a filmmaker and curator with the type of cinema that challenges the dominant narratives and modes of production. One of her primary interests is community building and non-hierarchical knowledge sharing. Since the war started, Ekaterina turned to activist practices in direct response to the Russian military aggression and its imperial project. Together with a group of cultural workers and activists she started Beda, an independent online research journal and media with a decolonial focus on Russia's imperial past, present and its possible futures.
Selenkina's work received the Bright Future Award of the Hubert Bals Fund of Rotterdam International Film Festival, Eurimages Lab Project Award at Les Arcs Film Festival, a special prize at Venice International Film Festival, best film award at Camden International Film Festival and at FILMADRID and best national film at New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival. Her films have shown at Venice International Film Critics Week, Viennale, The Barbican Centre, FICUNAM, Jeonju IFF, Thessaloniki IFF, IndieLisboa, Garage Museum of Modern Art, Camerimage, Berlin Critics' Week, REDCAT, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Image Forum, Beldocs, Marienbad IFF, UNDERDOX IFF, among many others. Ekaterina currently works as an editor for the decolonial online journal Beda, which studies and dismantles the Russian imperial project. Together with Zaina Bseiso, Luis Gutiérrez Arias and Joie Estrella Horwitz, she is a member of the film collective Bahía Colectiva, as well as a co-founder and a co-curator of Adrift Residency. She received her MFA in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts and is based in Berlin.
Julia Boxler was born in 1986 in the USSR/Kazakhstan and was ten years old when she moved as a German late resettler to Germany in 1996. She lives and works in Berlin in the fields of film, podcasting, art, and journalism. After shooting her debut documentary film "Bye bye baby," she moved to Kazakhstan, where she lived and worked as a journalist in Kazakhstan/Almaty for two years and post-produced "Bye bye baby." Thereon she had a stay in Moscow and worked for three months at TV Rain, holding the fellowship of the International Journalists' Programmes supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, before she moved back to Berlin. At the moment, she is hosting the X3 Podcast, working on ARTE Tracks East, and researching for upcoming projects. One of her current films works recently premiered on BBC reels (Translational Buddies).
Time & Location
Dec 01, 2022 | 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
The event is designed and organized by João Gabriel Rizek, Luise Marie Willer and Tobias Rosen from project A02 and Lena Pozdnyakova, who is associated at the CRC. It is part of the laboratory format Intervention Space Art and Academia.
Event in English, registration is not necessary.