16. Oct. 2019 - 30. Nov. 2019

Akosua Adoma Owusu

filmmaker from USA/Ghana

Akosua Adoma Owusu (*1984) is a Ghanaian-American filmmaker whose films address a collision of identities, where the African immigrant in America has a triple consciousness. Named by IndieWire as one of six preeminent «Avant-Garde Female Filmmakers Who Redefined Cinema», she has exhibited worldwide, including at the Centre Pompidou, at Berlinale, Rotterdam, Locarno, Toronto, New Directors/New Films (NY), and London (BFI). Her short film «Kwaku Ananse» won the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Award, and her recent short «White Afro» received the Medien Patent Verwaltung AG Prize at the 2019 Locarno Film Festival.

Akosua Adoma Owusu was selected for the residency at the Locarno Film Festival 2019 in collaboration with Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and DEZA 

Photo: Curt Saunders

01. Sep. 2019 - 30. Nov. 2019

Alican Çamci

composer from Turkey/USA

Alican Çamci’s output includes works for small and large ensembles, electro-acoustic compositions, solo instrumental music, and sound installations. His recent works feature an investigation of sound as a potentially documentary medium. He seeks to explore this aspect through the use of field and speech recordings, found sounds, everyday materials in relation to the performative dimension introduced by the musicians in a live situation.

A native of Istanbul, Turkey, he studied composition at the Peabody Conservatory with Michael Hersch. Currently he is a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Chicago, where he continues his studies with Augusta Read Thomas, Anthony Cheung, and Sam Pluta. In addition to his studies there, he has received further instruction from composers such as, Clarence Barlow, Carola Bauckholt, Pierluigi Billone, Beat Furrer, Georg Friedrich Haas, Isabel Mundry, Alberto Posadas, and Matthias Spahlinger in masterclasses and academies such as ManiFeste 2017, Forum des Jeunes Compositeurs 2016, Impuls 2015, among others. 
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Alican Çamci in Radio Stadtfilter Tuesday October 1, 2019

01. Sep. 2019 - 30. Nov. 2019

Natalia Bilotserkivets und Mykola Riabchuk

authors from ukraine

Natalia Bilotserkivets is a Ukrainian poet and translator. She was born on November 8, 1954 in the village of Kuianivka, Bilopillia Raion, Sumy Oblast. She graduated from the Faculty of Philology of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University.  Currently Natalia is working in a “Ukrainian Culture” magazine. Some of Bilotserkivets’ works are translated into German, English, Polish, Swedish, Belarussian, and Russian.

Mykola Riabchuk is a Ukrainian poet, translator, prose writer and essayist, honorary president of the Ukrainian PEN Centre and a senior research fellow at the Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Born in 1953 in the city of Lutsk, he spent his adolescent years in Lviv. In 1970-1973, he studied at the Lviv Polytechnic Institute, but was expelled for unauthorized literary activity, and had to take various odd jobs – of a railway builder, theatre electrician, loader at a book factory and alike.

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