XPOSED and Hošek Contemporary are pleased to host Sirens Sightings No. 2 – XPOSED Sirens (short film selection on music and queer rave culture) on May 19th, 2022 at 7pm! Sirens Sightings consists of 12 hybrid events hosted by Marum at Hošek Contemporary, floating through moving image, sound, dance and rave mythologies.
Admission : 9 €.
The gallery is located at
Motor Ship HEIMATLAND
close to Fischerinsel 3
10 179 Berlin-Mitte
+49 1525 7486496
marum is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, DJ and writer based in Berlin. Their practice and research interweave sound, queer rave culture and its implication on social and urban politics, collective care practices and feminist hacktivism.
The program is realised with a kind support of Gwärtler Stiftung.
South Korea, USA 2018, 9 min, Director: Shon Kim
BOOKANIMA, a compound word of ‘Book’ and ‘Anima’, is Experimental Animation project to give book new cinematic life. It aims ‘Book Cinema’ in the third scope between Book and Cinema by Chronophotography Animation, paying homage for Edward Muybridge and Entienne Jules-Marey.
It creates experimental locomotion of Dance along with its stream: Ballet-Korean Dance-Modern Dance-Jazz Dance-Aerial Silk-Tap Dance-Aerobic-Disco-Break Dance-Hip hop-Social Dance.
TRYING TO FORGET YOU
Germany 2019, 8 min, Directors: Aérea Negrot, Simon*e Jaikiriuma Paetau
“In the middle of the night, a broken farted finds music in the arms of beautiful strangers.“
THROAT SINGING IN KANGIRSUK (Katatjatuuk Kangirsumi)
Canada 2018, 3 min, Director: Eva Kaukai and Manon Chamberland
Eva Kaukai and Manon Chamberland practice the Inuk art of throat singing in their small village of Kangirsuk. Their mesmerizing voices carry through the four seasons of their Arctic land.
THE LADY OF THE HOUSE (SITT EL BEIT)
USA 2021, 9 min, Director: Anya Kneez
““Sitt el Beit” is a film starring Lebanese Drag artist Anya Kneez who plays the role of a Lebanese mother cooking at home for her family. The film takes place in the early 90s and takes inspiration from Anya’s own home videos from her childhood. Anya was raised in California in a very tight knit Lebanese family. She remembers her parents filming every occasion and would send VHS tapes to Beirut in a way to stay in contact with their family back home. As a child of immigrants, Anya wanted to portray how families in the diaspora long to be reunited with their family back home. This film is a tribute to all Arab Mothers to “Sitt el Beit” which means lady of the house. The film premiered at the Institute Du Monde Arabe in Paris as a part of an exhibition entitled “Arab Divas”. Anya chose to honor one of the greatest Arab divas; Fairuz. For many people in the Arab world Fairuz’s voice has always been and always will be a beacon of hope. Anya chose to recreate a traditional Arab family gathering all inspired by her childhood memories. However she chose to film it with her own Queer family in Brooklyn. This was a strategic choice to showcase the different meanings behind the word “family”. Anya left Lebanon in 2019 and has felt homesick ever since, so finding fellow Arab queers in New York was very necessary for her. She wanted to show the importance of chosen family. A tribute to our Arab families. A tribute to our Queer families. A tribute to our Arab mothers and grandmothers. A tribute to every person who has felt the bitter taste of immigration. A tribute to every person who has cried in their mother’s arms at the airport. A tribute to the Arab Diva that always makes me miss home. A tribute to Fairuz. xx Anya Filmed in May 2021 in Brooklyn, New York. Released on June 13th 2021 as a part of Institut Du Monde Arabe’s exhibition “Arab Divas”.
Brazil 2018, 22 min, Director: Diego Paulino
Between melanin and far away planets, BLACKN3SS proposes a dive into the journey of the black youth of São Paulo city. A documentary on blackness, queerness and spacial aspirations of the diasporas children.