March 19. Zukünftiges Denkmal für den geduldeten Afghan*inenn. Organized by Rita de Matos

Saturday, March 19, 17:00-20:00
Zukünftiges Denkmal für den geduldeten Afghan*inenn
Organized by Rita de Matos

For the second year in a row, TIER will be hosting the Zukünftiges Denkmal für den geduldeten Afghan*inenn. This is a proposition of a citizen-driven memorial for how our western Governments, with their Border regime and War policies, have treated the citizens of what has been, for the last years, one of the unsafest countries for its inhabitants on Earth.
The National Flower of Afghanistan is the Tulip. Bodies we’ve come to see as familiar, blooming every Spring in our gardens. And so, last Autumn, through 4 planting actions and the hands of many volunteers, 1000 tulips were planted in a spot in Tiergarten. Come join us this Spring in spreading more red tulips across the city and performing this memorial into existence – as both an act of accountability and solidarity.

We will be hosting a tulip pickup at TIER on the 19th of March between 17:00 and 20:00, together with a screening of work by Frishteh Sadati and Lin Xin. The event stands in support of Simorgh_s.b.g e.V., whose school for women in Kabul remains with open doors.

Frishteh Sadati has lived in Germany for five years. Originally from Afghanistan, she started working in cinema and theater already in her home country. Through multiple experiences of migration, and being unable to complete her academic studies, she has developed her practice through a hands-on, experimental approach. She has often appeared on stage in Germany and has made two short films. Since 2017 she is the Director of the AWA Theater Ensemble, and in 2018 she founded Simorgh_s.b.g e.V. in Germany to support the education of women in Afghanistan.

Lin Xin is an essayist and film editor. Originally from China, she has lived in Berlin since 2017. She is enrolled in the department of  Asian and African Studies at Humboldt University.

Rita de Matos, born in Lisbon in 1996, lives and works in Berlin. Her practice has developed from painting towards video and installations in public space, which is preceded by participatory processes. Her work has been shown in Paula Rego’s Casa das Histórias, Berlinische Galerie; Warsaw Salon Akademii; and UNFRAMED Festival in Bethanien, Berlin, KUNSTSAELE BERLIN, National Society for Fine Arts, Lisbon. She is currently studying at the HBK Braunschweig as part of the Breitz-Cortiñas class, through a 1-year grant from the Gulbenkian Foundation.