Cana Bilir-Meier: Remembrance and Archive

12/9 2017 7 pm

Cana Bilir-Meier in conversation with Vanessa Joan Müller

The films of Cana Bilir-Meier are reflections on migration and history, remembrance and archive. Bilir-Meier’s family heritage, so-called “Gastarbeiter” (migrant workers) in Germany, informs her collages of different narrative voices, documentary and archival material. The political and poetic works fathom out the relationship between the self and the world.

Bilir-Meier talks to Vanessa Joan Müller about her cinematic practice, her contribution to the Cologne tribunal “NSU-complex dissolve” and about family history as microcosms of social transformation processes.