Announcement of an artistic research residence

„35-hour-week is the Goal, Part II“ (D: R. Schenkmann-Raguse) © Archive for Family and Amateur Films in the Ruhr Area / Interkultur Ruhr

Ruhr area on the move: Fasia Jansen. Announcement of an artistic research residence May 2020 - June 2020 by the International Women's Film Festival Dortmund | Cologne and Interkultur Ruhr.

The singer-songwriter Fasia Jansen supported workers' struggles, women's movements and (anti-fascist) peace work in the entire Ruhr area, but also in Germany and far beyond its national borders, from her home in Oberhausen from the 1970s to the late 1990s.

The catchy protest songs by the musician, who was born in Hamburg in 1929, became a motivating slogan for meetings, marches and rallies. Jansen was involved in the maintenance of mining settlements and did critical educational work for schoolchildren. With her guitar she traveled thousands of kilometers on countless peace marches, which she not only accompanied musically, but which she also developed politically.

As an important player in the history of protests and social movements in the Ruhr area, but also in global resistance struggles and a special figure in the context of black German memory culture, Fasia Jansen deserves our attention more than ever. With the invitation to tender for a two-month artistic residence, the International Women's Film Festival Dortmund | Cologne and Interkultur Ruhr invite artists to further explore Fasia Jansen's work and work.

The archive for family and amateur film of the Ruhr area, initiated by Interkultur Ruhr in 2018, initiated this residency. There are traces of Fasia Jansen and her movement work in the eastern Ruhr area city in the film inventory of Rita Schenkmann-Raguse and Pat Walbersdorf, who were intensively involved in Dortmund labor struggles as “Hoesch women”. Based on these amateur films and the memories of their archivists, the residence offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in the numerous archives of the Ruhr area and its rich history of movement.

The residence is scheduled to take place in two separate months in autumn 2020 and spring 2021 in Dortmund and Oberhausen. The artist receives € 1000.00 per month of residence, a monthly pass for local public transport and accommodation. A finished work is not required, but a research material exhibition is planned as part of the Dortmund International Women's Film Festival | Cologne in April 2021 in Dortmund.

Filmmakers and artists from the region and beyond are invited to apply. Knowledge of German is required for material inspection. The application should as PDF until 30 June 2020 at received. This should include:

1. Name + address
2. Short CV
3. Letter of motivation, maximum 1000 words
4. Portfolio with exemplary artistic works

IFFF Dortmund | Köln
Interkultur Ruhr 

kitev - Kultur im Turm e.V.
Künstlerhaus Dortmund

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