domingo, novembro 10, 2013

presenting: Basma Alsharif


we began by measuring distance (excerpt) from Basma Alsharif on Vimeo.

With a skillful play between moving images, text, translation and voice, the media work of Basma Alsharif calls out the viewer’s position of watching, asking us to reconsider the certainty with which we know the world. Alsharif’s practice evinces an interest in how people relate to and internalize geopolitical shifts that occur within their lifetimes, and those they carry with them from past generations. Weaving structural visual codes with material archives, her aim is to decentralize content and produce work that operates through a multi-vantage perspective, thereby transforming information into a visceral experience. The Neighbour Before the House by collective CAMP is a series of video probes into the landscape of East Jerusalem. Shot with a security camera, these images show that before and after instrumental “surveillance,” there is inquisitiveness, jest, memory, desire and doubt that pervades the project of watching. In these specific times and places, camera movements and live commentary become ways in which Palestinian residents evaluate what can be seen, and speak about the nature of their distance from others.

: http://cinemaproject.org/screenings/fall/2013/basma-alsharif-camp/

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