A Tale Of A Tub

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Cinema screening & talk at KINO – Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme in context

The event Cinema screening & talk at KINO – Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme in context will take place on 14 October 2018, 16:45 – 19:15.

Films by Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Waël Nourredine and Mounir Fatmi
Talk and public discussion with Olivier Hadouchi and Karima Boudou

In their work the Palestinian artists and filmmakers Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme sample sound, image, text and objects from different places and times. With their films, sound-works and installations they reconsider the circulation and value of images and offer new ways to understand history and a sense of time and place in the Middle East. In their films they create hyper-sensory audiovisual landscapes rooted in the real. These immersive new worlds then suggest an escape from, or alternative to colonial narratives and discourse by drawing the contours of a parallel or even a-historical time.

This event will share some of the duo’s recent films, in relation to films by Waël Nourredine (LB, 1978) and Mounir Fatmi (MA, 1970) and is followed by a discussion with Olivier Hadouchi (Paris-based independent curator and film-critic) and Karima Boudou (guest-curator public program A Tale of a Tub). Hadouchi and Boudou will reflect on issues of space, dislocated temporalities and the play with inter-titles in moving image, as a way of expression of absence/presence. They will draw lines between the presented films based on the ideas of the return, traces and a possible perception of multiple times.

Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme, And yet my mask is powerful, 2016, video still, courtesy of the artists