Presented by CONSTANZA MACRAS | DORKYPARK and MARYAM PALIZBAN
Iranian Artists on their Dream of Freedom
Visions of the Future
3 days of films, performances and talks
Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
With Azadeh Akbari, Hoda Aminian, Sepehr Atefi, Dj Booty Carrell, Firoozeh Farvardin, Parastou Forouhar, Ghoncheh Ghavami, Soheila Golestani, Mina Keshavarz, Anke Leweke, Bahar Oghalai, Maryam Palizban, Sahar Rezaei, Shahrbanou Rezaei, Sahar Salahshoor, Farahnaz Sharifi, Elaheh Soroushnia, Pegah Tabassinejad and Constanza Macras | DorkyPark among others.
3 Days to Liberation aims to be a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences. A space for perspectives of proximity. A place for testimonials through film and theatre, for discussions with artists and activists who live the vision of freedom in their individual resistance and whose story is part of the ongoing feminist revolution. The process of liberation and the role of artists – self-liberation – connects all participants. In this forum, the understanding of today’s developments in Iran and their reflection in migrant cultures of the West also deepens.
The project will therefore historically contextualize the works of the participating artists and intellectuals, who each have their own experiences with postcolonialism and migration. In this way, 3 Days to Liberation discusses the conditions that make it difficult for migrant creatives to be included in certain narratives of their host countries and how the traces of the Iranian regime remain visible as wounds in their lives and works even in exile.
Curated by Maryam Palizban
Maryam Palizban, born in 1981 in Iran, holds a doctorate in theater studies and is an author and actress. She lives in Berlin and has taught and performed in Berlin and Tehran. Last year, she took part in the Jina Revolution protests by publishing a picture without a headscarf and has since been involved in various oppositional feminist networks.