Transmission from the Liberated Zones

De Brakke Grond – Rode Zaal
24 Feb 14:00 — 15:00
Filipa César

Transmission from the Liberated Zones (30 min, 2016), is an experiment bringing together statements and documents accessed and presented by a young boy through a low-fidelity feedback channel – a resonance studio to wander back and forth through time and subjects, between tepid and tropic encounters. This essay departs from the concept of Liberated Zones a designation used to describe areas freed from Portuguese domination, organised and managed by the guerrilla militants of the PAIGC in Guinea, during the 11-year liberation war 1963 – 74. The protagonists are Swedish diplomat Folker Löfgren, filmmaker Lennart Malmer, filmmaker and psychologist Ingela Romare and politician Birgitta Dahl, all of whom have visited the zones in the early 1970. The contemporary presenter reflects on his own condition and states that recalling instances of liberation prepares the ground for further recurrences.

The film was commissioned by Tensta konsthall as part of The Eros Effect: Art, Solidarity Movements and the Struggle for Social Justice. Director: Filipa César; Production. Spectre Productions. 

Transmission from the Liberated Zones, Filipa César, film still. Courtesy of the artist.