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ifa-Galerie Berlin

ifa-Galerie Berlin

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Film documents against human rights abuse
WEDDING, 3-Kanal-Videoinstallation, 2009  © Köken Ergun
WEDDING, 3-Kanal-Videoinstallation, 2009 © Köken Ergun
  Film documents against human rights abuse

Invitation to a discussion on the Israeli Information Centre B'Tselem at the ifa Gallery Berlin

B'Tselem - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories was founded in 1989 for monitoring, documenting and advocating to improve human rights in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Since 2007 as part of the The Camera Distribution Project B’tselem has distributed over 150 cameras to Palestinian families living in high-conflict areas. Families are trained by specialists to document daily cases of human rights violations committed by violent settlers or soldiers. Resulting video footage is collected by B’tselem field workers and used primarily as evidence when B’tselem submits the case to the legal authorities. Certain footage is also distributed to the international news media.

The artist has searched through B’tselem’s video archive and selected footage that is not direct documentation of such violence or conflict, but more of personal and unexpected moments. This selection is shown in the form of presentations and discussions where Köken Ergun invites other artists and academics, in different parts of the world.

In the framework of the exhibition Another Country - Eine Andere Welt, Ian White (artist and curator based in Berlin - London) will be in conversation with Köken Ergun about the footage. The curator of the exhibition Övül Durmusoglu will be present for the introduction.
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