The picture shows a black and white photo. The photo shows a child holding another photo in his hands and presenting it to the viewers. The photo within a photo shows a man with a serious look. In the background one can see more black and white photos on the table. The picture is part of the film screening "Le Roman Algérien", which will be shown as part of the exhibition "The Canticle oft he Birds" from May 13 to July 30 at the ifa Gallery in Berlin.
Image Still from The Algerian Novel - Chapter 3, 2019, HD-Video, 45”. © Katia Kameli, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

"Le Roman Algérien" (The Algerian Novel) by Katia Kameli

As part of the exhibition "The Canticle of the Birds"

03. Jun 2023
Lindower Str. 20/22/Haus C
13347 Berlin
20:00 – 22:00

A cooperation between SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA and ifa Gallery Berlin.

Within the framework of the exhibition "The Canticle of the Birds" from 13 May to 30 July 2023 at ifa Gallery Berlin.

"Le Roman Algérien" sheds light on the complex relationship of a nation to its history and the role of images in the construction of its national novel and its archetypes. The first chapter is an immersion in Algerian history and human memory through a collection of images in a kiosk in Algiers. The second chapter takes the form of a metacritique in which philosopher Marie-José Mondzain offers us a rereading of the first film. In the third chapter, past and present history collide: Marie-José Mondzain, who was born in Algeria, strives to detect the meaning in the iconography of a national and family novel.

The screening is followed by a talk with artist and director Katia Kameli.

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