The Greyzone Zebra collective, founded in 2016, is composed of artists and researchers. Together they explore contemporary forms of the transmission and the rewriting of colonial histories through private films made between the end of the 19th century and the first hours of independence.
The artistic practices developed around these family archives make it possible to engage in a collective reflection on the processes of memory and oblivion that generate today these images, shot mainly in 8/Super8 and 16mm. The interest of this little-known film production lies in the diversity and spontaneity of its gestures and in the places given to them within the different family heritages of this history.
In 2019, WIELS will host three screening sessions during which the public is invited to take notes while observing the films, and then, a few moments later, to recall the projected images. These notes crystallize our different perceptions of images and constitute as such a singular material with which to engage in a collective reflection on our forms of contemporary rewriting of the colonial past.
Discussion in English