I dreamt a little dream
By: Selamawit Mulugeta Zewdie
With her photographs, artist Selamawit Mulugeta takes us into the world of dreams and asks: Can there be post/decolonial feminist dreams and if so, what would they look like? In doing so, the photos follow the female subject “Creature”, that understands the night, above all, as an in-between space, where questions of self-empowerment in relation to the positionality of the subject arise in an explorative and experimental way. The transition between day and night serves as a place where the subject is bound and unbound as an abstracting possibility of creation. The photographic series is related to Selamawit’s previous paintings, whose approach to form and medium is different, however, these works also deal with questions of self-empowerment based on the artist’s own position. Perspective, dialectics and ambivalence of being are constantly related to the question of violence and the fact that being, as well as not being, are at the same time essential characteristics of the human being itself. These relations as well as a critical approach to the abstraction of the female body as artistic content are focal points of Selamawit’s work.
—> Link zur Ausstellung über www.nocturnal-unrest.de
—> Mehr Infos und das gesamte Festival-Programm
On 15 May, there will be a digital vernissage in Mozilla Hubs
Selamawit Mulugeta is also part of the artist talk “Revenge of the Creature – Intersektionale Alp-/Träume” on 22 May 22. Mai, 2 p.m. tohgether with Matti Traußneck, Katalina Götz and Nebou N’Diaye -> more information can be found via this link
— Instructions for Mozilla Hubs can be found via this link (coming soon)
— there are no alternative texts on Hubs; for this there is the exhibition on the website
— through Mozilla Hubs you can also navigate with the keyboard (keys W, A, S, G), but has no acoustic reaction
Cast & Credits
Nocturnal Unrest ist eine Kooperation des nOu-Kollektivs und Ladiez e.V. Kulturelle und Politische Bildung für Frauen, des Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, der feministische philosoph_innen Frankfurt und dem Hafen 2 Offenbach.
Gefördert durch Fonds Soziokultur im Rahmen des Programms Neustart Kultur der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, das Goethe Institut, das Hessische Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, die Hessische Theaterakademie, Frauenreferat und Stabsstelle Inklusion der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, dem QSL Fonds und dem AStA der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main sowie durch die Crespo Foundation.
Selamawit Mulugeta Zewdie is a painter, artist and social scientist currently based in Frankfurt/M. Through her studies of sociology and political science, she was able to enjoy further intellectual training, whose thoughts, ideas and knowledge are in turn strongly reflected in her artistic work.