Into the Future

Into the Future

Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djumaliev

In their collaboratively-produced video installations, Muratbek Djumaliev and Gulnara Kasmalieva explore the contemporary political and economic realities of former Soviet States such as their homeland of Kyrgyzstan.

Männergeschichten

Männergeschichten

Marcel Odenbach

In Männergeschichten, or Male Stories, a man sits for a shave in a Turkish barbershop. A caged bird chirps and local music plays in the background.

The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni

The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni

Rania Stephan

The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni is an attempt to tell the story of Soad Hosni, one of Egypt’s most famous film stars who starred in eighty-two feature films between 1959 and 1991.

Gravity and Others

Gravity and Others

Derek Ogbourne

In Gravity and Others, Ogbourne explores narrative and our familiarity of the given exploited genre, a new avenue for him.

Shahrazad

Shahrazad

Rashid Masharawi

Shahrazad is an experimental video work that explores the sensations of waiting and feeling trapped in a stagnant, cyclical routine, both of which are considered characteristic elements of the Palestinian situation.

Plate it with Silver

Plate it with Silver

Babak Afrassiabi and Nasrin Tabatabai

Babak Afrassiabi and Nasrin Tabatabai’s work Plate It with Silver (2015) is a video set along the northern and southern shores of the Strait of Hormuz referencing peripheral relations to the waters from minor economic ventures like smuggling to possession-cult practices throughout the region.

Vertigo Sea

Vertigo Sea

John Akomfrah

Vertigo Sea is a three-screen film installation forming a meditation on whaling, the environment and our relationship with the sea.

Lydda Airport

Lydda Airport

Emily Jacir

Lydda Airport is an installation with short film that takes place at the eponymous location sometime in the mid to late 1930s and a sculpture.

Al Araba Al Madfuna II

Al Araba Al Madfuna II

Wael Shawky

Al Araba Al Madfuna II re-tells the parables Horsemen Adore Perfumes and The Offering by Egyptian novelist Mohamed Mustagab.

Iftar

Iftar

Ayman Ramadan

When I first came across a picture of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, I noticed how much it resembles the Islamic breaking of the fast – known as Iftar in Arabic – during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Al Araba Al Madfuna

Al Araba Al Madfuna

Wael Shawky

Dressed like grown men, with glued-on moustaches and dubbed with the voices of adults, a group of boys retell a story by Egyptian writer Mohamed Mustagab.

Dictums 10:120

Dictums 10:120

Wael Shawky

Wael Shawky began Dictums 10:120, a multipart project that involves the composition and performance of a qawwali song, during the Witness Programme, an artists’ residency at Sharjah Biennial 10.

Dictums 10:120

Dictums 10:120

Wael Shawky

Dictums 10:120 is a multipart project that involves the composition and performance of a qawwali song.

Kurchatov 22

Kurchatov 22

Almagul Menlibayeva

Kurchatov 22, a five-channel video installation with surround sound, was shot in the heartland of the former 'Iron Curtain of the Soviet Union', formally known to insiders by its code name Kurchatov 22 , a secret territory in the North West of Kazakhstan, established under the strict control of Joseph Stalin and L. (Lavrenti) Beria in 1948.

The Goodness Regime

The Goodness Regime

Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle

The Goodness Regime is a creative documentary exploring the image of Norway as a country of peace and benevolence.

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