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Spring Drink & Films

9 April 2024

with a.pass and nadine

image by apass - ©Amari ©Shelbatra Jashari ©Anna Lugmeier

April 9 at 20h00
rue de Manchesterstraat 17, Molenbeek

Spring comes with a fresh new wind: a.pass installs a temporary place in Manchesterstraat 17, Molenbeek, where artists and alumni can organise gatherings and presentations in the coming months. For this spring event, a.pass invited nadine to host together an inauguration drink and an evening with screening of three short films by independent makers living in Brussels. 

Join us, together with our friends of nadine, for a free drink and 3 short films!


   – Memories of a Camera Perspective by Anna Lugmeier
   – Show Girl by Amari
   – shemortelle by Shelbatra Jashari


*** Memories of a Camera Perspective by Anna Lugmeier (29 min)

Memories of a Camera Perspective is an audio-visual poem dedicated to the process of film editing as a space of intimacy with sound and image material. It disguises as a home movie that is looking into femme strategies of appropriation of the camera by turning the phallic attributes of the lens inside out and looking into the oystershell as a vessel for a filmic Séance. The film is summoning visions of early feminist filmmakers, seeking for new frameworks of kinship and care in collaboration with the camera. In this DIY-examination of the tragic-comedy we are looking into exhausted images, the role of the female film maker and a desperate love-letter to a camera perspective, yet to come. Memories of  a Camera Perspective  was part of Anna Lugmeier’s End Presentation at a.pass in January 2023.

*** Show Girl by Amari (14 min)

A short-film documentary about Michelle, a pole performer from Paris. The film centers an event where she performs for a cabaret night. Amari is a multidisciplinary artist and founder of Unlimited Strip Club, using the symbolic fascination of strip clubs as a medium for film-making, installations and performances. Show Girl was part of Amari’s End Presentation at a.pass in September 2023

*** shemortelle by Shelbatra Jashari (15 min)

A sensitive vampire decides to leave eternal life behind by actively undergoing euthanasia. She is assisted through a mercy killing ritual, performed by a vampire matriarchy in Brussels. Taking on human form for just a flash of time after years of immortal existence, she talks about her death, life and choice to change. Shelbatra has been active in Brussels since a while – known for the Brûlesk dance events in the past – a project around cabaret and burlesque. She has been using her body, voice and boxing (among others) as a foundation to develop her vision on the history of representations. With shemortelle she tempted into a form where concept, performance, film and narration were put to use to make a contemporary form of a “weeping song” – referring to “pleureuses” practices such as those singing songs of grief in the tradition of Albanian songs. Her research into this practice was accompanied by a performance that has been integrated in the short film.


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