Event — Webinar

KASSARAM. Film viewing and lecture with Thania Petersen

Kassaram is a short film about the historical orientalist way of looking at different communities around the world and its perpetuation in the present. Thania Petersen will be presenting her film in conversation with curator and writer Erika Mei Chua Holum.

This webinar will take place from 16:00 - 17:00 p.m. Amsterdam Time (Central European Summer Time, CEST).

The Webinar

Thania Petersen will be presenting her latest short film KASSARAM. The title comes from an old Malay word to mean a 'big mess' or things being 'out of place' or 'upside down'. This film and presentation interrogate and explore the artistic strategies used by European colonial forces to create and impose the positioning of Cape Malay people in South Africa's society. The talk and film highlight how present-day imperialist agendas perpetuate these practices by imposing contemporary 'orientalist' views on diverse communities worldwide. Petersen will be in conversation with curator and writer Erika Mei Chua Holum.

The Speakers

Thania Petersen is a Cape Town-based multidisciplinary artist who uses photography, performance and installation to address the intricacies and complexities of her identity in contemporary South Africa. 

Erika Mei Chua Holum is a writer, curator, and exhibition manager based in Chicago. Her research focuses on residual intimacies and interconnected art histories across the Indian Ocean.


You can join this live webinar by sending us your contact information via the registration form on this page. Two days before the start of the webinar, we will get in touch with you and provide you with access information and other necessary details. 

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