Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) in conversation with Kandis Williams

Bergen Kunsthall is excited to welcome Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) to be in conversation with artist Kandis Williams about her work in the framework of the current exhibition “Cassandra Press: A Self-Defense Reader in Action”.

Since the late 1990s, Korean-Dutch artist Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) has created a rich body of work that traverses an array of formats and mediums, including film, text, immersive film- and sound installations, performances, and painting. Chang combines spiritual evocations, historical research and the unravelling of colonial narratives creating works that act as historical repair, healing and belonging. Chang questions Eurocentric systems of categorisation, racialisation and its penetration in all levels of life and contemporary Western society. Her work can be seen as poetic and intimate gestures that centralise a meta-cosmic and inclusive approach to modernity, transforming the meaning of value and time, transcending the biographical and personal.

The video stream was only live-streamed and not archived.

Plattform is Bergen Kunsthall’s series of lectures and debates with artists and prominent thinkers. This event will take place in Gallery V, Bergen Kunsthall.

Photo: Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide). Photo: POC Stories, 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art.