OCTAVIA’S VISIONS (working title)
Germany | 2020 | aprox. 10′ | Full HD |Video-Installation| Languages: German & English | Subtitles: English & German | Color| DCP, Dolby 5.1 | Cinemascope
„The Pox— I have read that the Pox was caused by accidentally coinciding climatic, economic, and sociological crisis. It would be more honest to say that the Pox was caused by our own refusal to deal with obvious problems in those areas.” Octavia E. Butler in ‚The Parable of the Talents‘, 1998
„Make America Great Again.“ With this slogan an American presidential candidate wins the elections. It is a fictional character from the 1998 novel „The Parable of the Talents“ by the African-American visionary author Octavia E. Butler. The author, who died in 2006, created characters and societies in her stories that are highly topical and relevant today. Her characters are time travelers and survivors of genocide and colonialism, often Black Women and People of Color, multi-dimensional, genderfluid, cyborgs, hybrid, feminist and extremely complex.
OCTAVIA’S VISIONS builds a bridge between Butler’s futuristic visions and our present in the German and European context.
In June 2019 the jury of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe selected and recommended OCTAVIA’S VISION for the Research Fellowship.