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Fabrication. Re-designing Aesthetic Hybrids to Assist Collective Debates
Fabrication. Re-designing Aesthetic Hybrids to Assist Collective Debates.
Series of screenings
Fabrication offers a movement into the ethnographic changes that occurred in documented history. Offering a series of filmographies aligned by a single subject: Adoption, each sequence offers a visual narrative that at first will only reference a distinctive feature through the everyday heroes of filmmaking history. Tarzan and Jane, Antar and Abla, Irma La Douce, are all general icons that will then lead into the collection of a regional archive. A re-adaptation of an adaptation is re-invented to re-assist its contemporary location: the Spaghetti Western revises al-Andalus, and al-Andalus reconsiders the identity of this as its international landmark. Other series of videos look at the boundaries of social migration, asylum and the adoption of silence.
The program, curated by Aida Eltorie, features the following films:
Afreet Miraty (My Wife's Spell), 1968 (Egypt). Directed by Fateen Abdel Wahab
Charles Bronson is Ibn Arabi, 2010. Dalia Neis
Keep Recording, 2008 (Egypt). Bassem Yousri
Restore the Boundaries, 2009 (Pakistan). Produced by Naiza Khan
Géographie Imaginaire, 2005 (Tunisia/Germany). Pauline M'Barek
GHOSTS, 2008 (Finland). Jan Ijäs, 15¿
Dead Sweet, 2002 (Palestine). Produced by Aissa H. Deebi
Laissez-Passer, 2009 (Switzerland). Directed by Ghamkin Saleh
The Last of Beirut, 2006 (USA). Madeline Djerejian
Le Magicien, 2008 (Tangiers). Yto Barrada
1983, Cairo, Egypt. Lives and works in Cairo. Aida Eltorie is a cultural producer from the Middle East. As the Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Practices Art Journal (Dubai/London), she has recently worked with The Townhouse Gallery of contemporary art (Cairo) and curated projects with The International Museum of Women (San Francisco) and Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council. Eltorie has worked as a curatorial intern at The Brooklyn Museum's Feminist Art Center and Christie's auction house (New York), production manager at Bidoun Magazine (New York), and been involved in a number of international projects with artists and curators, including Gregory Niemeyer, Khaled Hafez, Aissa Deebi, Wesley Willis, Ingo Giezendanner, Giovanni Carmine and others from the Middle East and Europe. Eltorie is currently completing her Masters degree in Arabic Studies, specialising in Islamic Art and Architecture.