Daliah Ziper
bangaloREsident@1 Shanthi Road

Daliah Ziper (*1986) finalised her studies as Meisterschülerin in the Film Class of Thomas Arslan at the University of the Arts Berlin (2017) and Master of Arts in Creative Practice for Narrative Environments at Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London (2011).

Daliah Ziper - Profile © Valentina Knežević Since then, cities and their various manifestations became her field of research, inspirational source as well as protagonists in her works, which have been screened and exhibited at film festivals, art fairs, galleries and the Deutsche Filmmuseum. The films are often accompanied by analog and digital photography, reflecting on her subjects through the still and moving image. Her works have been published in several publications, such as the WomenCinemakers Magazine (Biennial Edition 2018).

Through film funds, stipends and artist residencies, Daliah Ziper was able to research, produce, exhibit and publish in Germany and abroad, collaborating with institutions and individuals on a long-term basis. For instance, during her first artist residency she encouraged a debate about the perception of empty buildings in Tetovo (MZ) and consequently in Tirana (AL), which then lead to a trilingual publication in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Skopje.This year, Daliah Ziper founded Edition Zip, which creates an archive for author films by publishing documentary film texts to a wider audience.

Bangalore State of Mind
Through the bangaloREsidency, Daliah Ziper aims at discovering, understanding and becoming part of Bangalore’s state of mind. Together with local artists, she will build a movable documentary vessel with which she can travel around the city, collecting personal stories of the local community - from little anecdotes to life narratives, or only a sentence, maybe even just a wish. With this project, she would like to bring the historical profession of the scrivener, the public letter writer, back to life. The project is an archival work as well as a performative act, mapping and documenting the social and emotional status quo of the city of Bangalore.

Final Report