On mud, dams and (r)esistance

On mud, dams and (r)esistance, presentation by Ali Cherri, followed by a screening of the film Flood in Ba’ath country (2003), 2018. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.

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On mud, dams and (r)esistance, presentation by Ali Cherri, followed by a screening of the film Flood in Ba’ath country (2003), 2018. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.

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On mud, dams and (r)esistance, presentation by Ali Cherri, followed by a screening of the film Flood in Ba’ath country (2003), 2018. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.

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On mud, dams and (r)esistance, presentation by Ali Cherri, followed by a screening of the film Flood in Ba’ath country (2003), 2018. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.

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This presentation will examine stagnant and muddy water and the paradoxical imagery it conjures, both as a contaminated and fertile space. Cherri looks at a number of spaces invaded by mud, such as the Fukushima archaeological museum buried after the tsunami and the Louvre’s storage spaces inundated after the 2016 ood, but he focuses mainly on the ooding during the construction of the Merowe Dam on the Nile in Sudan in 2007.

Flood in Ba’ath country (2003)

This documentary focuses on the construction of the impressive Euphrates Dam and other e orts to modernise Syria by the late President Hafez Al Assad in the 1970s.

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