As part of the Filmwinter Stuttgart programme, Zahra Poonawala, the Strasbourg-based artist and scholarship holder of the exchange programme of the Land Baden-Wuerttemberg will present her video produced in Stuttgart. For “Constellations” she worked together with musicians of the Stuttgart Kammerorchester. It is a further development of her video “L’Orchestre/Das Orchester” of 2005, in which active hands of musicians are now visible on screen.

Production and distribution methods have always provided a separation of the spaces respectively devoted to visual and musical arts. Zahra Poonawala aims at the opposite. In her dual role as visual artist and musician, she searches for an appropriate way of expression to connect both senses. She questions the origin of harmony as the spark that turns a sound – in its complexity, presence or absence – into an object of a spatial experience.

Free admission. The event will be held in French and German.

Organizer: Institut français Stuttgart. With kind support of the Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts Baden-Württemberg.

Institut français Stuttgart

Schloßstr. 51, 70174 Stuttgart