Making Revolution: Collective Histories, Desired Futures

11 novembre au 11 décembre 2021

Muhammad Shawky Hassan, Ali Kays, Ali Cherri, Marwa Arsanios, Raed Rafei, Rania Rafei, Jayce Salloum, Sanaz Sohrabi, Basel Abbas, Ruanne Abourahme &  Mosireen

© Have You Ever Killed a Bear? Or Becoming Jamila (2014), Marwa Arsanios / photo: Mor Charpentier

INTERNATIONAL

EXPOSITION

VERNISSAGE

11 novembre 2021 : 17h00

Making Revolution explore les formes que prennent les luttes et les révolutions dans le Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord à travers l’art vidéo et l’installation. Cette exposition commissariée par Farah Atoui et Viviane Saglier revisite l’histoire multiple des insurrections à travers la production et la circulation des images. Bien que les soulèvements de 2011 soient souvent considérés comme un point tournant dans l’histoire politique de la région, les six oeuvres vidéo ainsi que les trois installations présentées dans Making Revolution rompent avec cette manière de voir et convoquent des temporalités non-linéaires et affectives en s’intéressant à des révolutions antérieures et à leurs traces politiques et poétiques. En mettant de l’avant la corporéité qui façonne les soulèvements, ces œuvres attirent notre attention sur la dimension incarnée de la révolution à travers le médium de l’image en mouvement.

Cette exploration incisive et lumineuse cherche à distiller des imaginaires expérientiels et à faire émerger des visions fécondes pour les mouvements et luttes à venir.


Oeuvres présentées : « And on a Different Note », Muhammad Shawky Hassan (2015); « Nothing Matters », Ali Kays, (2005); « Pipe Dreams », Ali Cherri, (2011); « Have You Ever Killed a Bear? Or Becoming Jamila », Marwa Arsanios (2014); « Prologue », Raed and Rania Rafei (2011); « Untitled: everything and nothing », Jayce Salloum (2001); « Notes on Seeing Double », Sanaz Sohrabi (2018); « At those terrifying frontiers where the existence and disappearance of people fade into each other », Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abourahme (2018); « Prayer of Fear », Mosireen (2013).

Projection de films

13 novembre à 19h30

The Dream//Al-manam, Documentary, Mohamad Malas, Syria 1987
&
On Akka’s Shore, Umama Hamido, 2019, 60’

 

 

The Dream/Al-manam
Documentary, Mohamad Malas, Syria 1987, 45 min, Arabic with English Subtitles.

Shot in 1980-81, the film is composed of interviews with different Palestinian refugees including children, women, elderly people, and militants from the refugee camps of Sabra, Shatila, Bourj el-Barajneh, Ain al-Hilweh and Rashidieh in Lebanon. In the interviews Mohamad Malas questions them about their dreams at night. The dreams always converge on Palestine: a woman recounts her dreams about winning the war; a fedai of bombardment and martyrdom; and one man recounts a dream where he meets and is ignored by Gulf emirs. Malas lived in the camps while filming and conducting interviews with more than 400 people. In 1982 the Sabra and Shatila massacres occurred, taking the lives of several people he interviewed. Malas stopped working on the project, and returned to it in 1986. He edited the many hours of footage gathered into this 45 minute film, released in 1987.

 

Bio:

Mohamad Malas was born in 1945 in Quneitra on the Golan Heights. He is a prominent Syrian filmmaker whose films garnered him international recognition. Malas is among the first auteur filmmakers in Syrian cinema.

 

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On Akka’s Shore
Umama Hamido, 2019, 60’

On Akka’s Shore is a fictional memoir of Umama and her friend Tareq Al Jazzar based on hallucinations, dreams and out-of-body experiences. Scenes slip between Akka in Palestine, a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, Hamido’s city of birth, Beirut and London, and their current home. On Akka’s Shore takes us on an exploration of the chaos of memory in relation to personal and collective history. ‘Yesterday I dreamt that I was flying over the streets of Beirut. I was my camera, my body and my eye and all of me was one with the lens. You asked me how it was. I told you, the feeling resembles everything in it. Do you think places get stuck in time when we leave them?’ (Umama Hamido)

On Akka’s shore was supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Pacitti Company and Artsadmin.

 

Bio:

Umama Hamido (b. 1987), born in Lebanon currently based in London, is an artist and filmmaker. Her work addresses lived and shared experiences of immigration through

intersecting psychological, socio-political and judicial perspectives. From positions of marginalization and administrative limbo, she questions our relation to traumatic spaces,

how the formation of the self is affected by separation from homeland and the exile’s gaze. 

Une co-présentation de Vidéographe.

du mardi au samedi de 12h00 à 18h00

entrée gratuite