After a successful premiere and two sold-out screening nights, the buzz around Black Speaks Back's latest short film, ZWARTE IBIS, continues to reverberate through Amsterdam. The premiere at Melkweg was a triumph, leaving audiences eager for more insights into the collective's creative process.
We invite you to join us for an intimate artist talk at CBK Zuidoost on Saturday, February 3rd at 16:30h. Our collective's members Emma-Lee Amponsah, Alexine Gabriela, and Chris “Ci” Rickets will delve into the research and production processes that brought ZWARTE IBIS to life.
Full program overview below!
The journey begins at 16:30hr when CBK Zuidoost opens its doors for an artist talk with Alexine Gabriela who will unravel the sensory research installation from the "AIR in Zuidoost #2023" exhibition. You get to delve into our intimate interview questions about growing up while being racialized as Black and the lessons passed through generations. We then traverse the Amsterdamse Poort together, reflecting on the Bijlmer neighborhood's significance in the ZWARTE IBIS project.
At 18:30hr, we kick off a month-long series of ZWARTE IBIS Saturday screenings at Bijlmerbios Film(t)huis. We will conclude with a post-screening discussion with collective members Emma-Lee Amponsah (director) and Chris “Ci” Rickets (music composer), providing deeper insights into the film's vision, with a special focus on the role of music and sound in creating the poetic reverie of ZWARTE IBIS.
Mark your calendar for this immersive exploration, merging art and dialogue to enrich the ongoing conversation on Black Intimacy sparked by ZWARTE IBIS.
FULL PROGRAM OVERVIEW
16:30hr: Doors open at CBK Zuidoost
17:00hr: Artist talk with BSB member Alexine Gabriela
18:00hr: BSB team and audience moving from CBK to Bijlmerbios
18:30hr: ZWARTE IBIS film screening at Bijlmerbios Film(t)huis
19:00hr: Post-screening discussion with BSB members Emma-Lee Amponsah and Chris “Ci” Rickets
19:30hr: Q&A with the audience
20:00hr: End event
TICKETS and info
Anton de Komplein 120, 1102 DR Amsterdam
Bijlmerplein 888, 1102 MG Amsterdam
But do book your seat at Bijlmerbios here!
Photos by Les Adu