Project Naše herojske sestre/Nuestras heroicas hermanas is based on one archive document found during my recent research about Antifascist Feminist Movement (30s and begging of 40s) in ex-Yugoslavia countries.
This document is proof that during these years there was communication between antifa women movements In Yugoslavia and Spain.
The document is reporting about struggle and mistreating prisoners in Spain prisons, about concrete names of female guerrilla fighters, as well as political positioning upon United States imperialistic politics and its connection with Franco regime.
Research would be focused on using visual archive materials from this period from cinematheques and archive, but also on creating new ways of communication, imagining future, recreating maps and recipes – rethinking body position in illegal political work and usage of artificially created gender roles for subverting realities.
Using found document as first step we are re-imagining future, at the same time we are re-thinking archive as manual for the future. As before feminist movements were thought internationally, the same as other struggles against fascism and capitalism, this work wants to bring this question back to reality – by its content but also by methodology of working with material.
Karla Crn (1989. Yugoslavia) is dramaturgue and film worker exploring politics of images and sound through various formats and work conditions. Her video works have been exhibited in festivals and galleries various countries (Balkan countries, Lithuania, Netherlands, Spain, UK…)
She is part on collective Unwar Space Lab which is working on topics connected with war, destruction and reconstruction.
She is one of founders of Unseen initative dealing with revitalization of cinema and other public spaces and part of Za K.R.U.H Initiative that is engaged in question of workers rights.