A “Living Archives 2” lecture:
20 years after the peace agreement of Dayton the “Library Hamdija Kreševljaković – Video Arhiv” in Sarajevo opens up to a pan-European discourse.
“Između nas/Between Us” aims to invite scholars, artists, and the public to work with the video archive Hamdija Kreševljaković. The archive, established during the siege of Sarajevo (1992–1996), contains video testimonies filmed by the locked-in citizens. The project proposes to create a digital and physical public space beyond local context, and a critical platform where memories and people’s multiple perspectives are opened up, shared, and discussed.
Nihad Kreševljaković is co-founder of the “Library Hamdija Kreševljaković – Video Arhiv.” He is the artistic director of the “Memory Module” program at the Int. Theatre Festival MESS Sarajevo and of the Sarajevo War Theatre (SARTR).
Clarissa Thieme is a filmmaker and media artist based in Berlin.