Frankfurt am Main | 13 – 20 October 2024

Alternative Economies

Experimental Film United Kingdom 2021
By Rehana Zaman
Made in conversation with herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad and financial services regulator Rachel Bardiger, "Alternative Economies" reads the imperialist exploits of the Disney character Scrooge McDuck alongside the apparently radical yet deeply compromised promises of cryptocurrency. Between these strands, the practice of foraging and the production of herbal medicine reveal possibilities for an alternative network of exchange and subsistence. Combining observational documentary footage, fragments from "DuckTales: The Land of Trala La" (1987) and direct animation (created by painting on celluloid), the film draws together an unlikely constellation of processes and ideas to find new ways of thinking through our relationship to finite resources.

15.10. | 14.00 (ASTOR Film Lounge MyZeil | Kino 3)
16.10. | 16.00 (ASTOR Film Lounge MyZeil | Kino 3)
16.10. | 17.30 (ASTOR Film Lounge MyZeil | Kino 3)

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Title
Alternative Economies
Original title
Alternative Economies
Category
Experimental Film
Release Date
01.09.2021
Country
  • United Kingdom
Spoken language
  • English
Subtitles
  • English
Length
28 Minutes
Color Format
  • Colour
Sound Format
  • Stereo

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Director

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Director

  • Rehana Zaman

    Rehana Zaman is an artist living and working in London. Her work speaks to notions of kinship and sociality, seeking out possibilities of intimacy and transgression within hostile contexts.

    Recent presentations include Serpentine Projects, London (forthcoming); Tromsø Kunstforening; BEK - Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts; British Art Show 9 (touring); ICA Miami; Trinity Square Video, Toronto; Hammer Museum, LA; Borås International Sculpture Biennial, Sweden and Artist Film International Whitechapel (worldwide touring).

    Rehana Zaman is part of the Film London Jarman Award 2023 shortlist.

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