Making Revolution explores forms of struggle and revolution in the Middle East and North Africa through video art and installation. This exhibition curated by Farah Atoui and Viviane Saglier revisits histories of uprisings through the production and circulation of images. While the 2011 upheavals are often considered a turning point in the region’s political history, the six film and video works and the three installations featured in Making Revolution engage with different temporalities, earlier revolutions, and their political and poetic legacies. They foreground the physicality of corporealities in uprisings, thereby drawing attention to the embodiment of revolution through the medium of the moving image.
This incisive and hopeful investigation seeks to convoke new, grounded imaginaries and understandings for the struggles and movements to come.
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