‘ARABFUTURISM: Larissa Sansour - In Vitro, Nation Estate & A Space Exodus’
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Born in East Jerusalem, Larissa Sansour studied Fine Art in Copenhagen, London and New York. She represents Denmark during the 58th Venice Biennale. Recent solo exhibitions include Dar El-Nimer in Beirut, Bluecoat in Liverpool, Chapter in Cardiff, New Art Exchange in Nottingham and Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen. She lives and works in London. Sansour is represented by Lawrie Shabibi in Dubai and Montoro 12 Contemporary Art in Rome and Brussels.
2019, film, 2 channels, 28 ‘, with Soren Lind
In an underground compound built in the aftermath of an eco-disaster, two scientists discuss the effects of memory, trauma, exile and nostalgia while preparing to replant the soil above.
2012, film, 9’
The Nation Estate project consists of a 9-minute sci-fi short film and a photo series offering a clinically dystopian, yet humorous approach to the deadlock in the Middle East. With its glossy mixture of computer-generated imagery, live actors and an arabesque electronica soundtrack, the Nation Estate film explores a ‘vertical solution’ – a skyscraper – to Palestinian statehood.
A Space Exodus
2009, video, 5’ 24’’
A Space Exodus quirkily sets up an adapted stretch of Stanley Kubrick’s A Space Odyssey in a Middle Eastern political context. The recognisable music scores of the 1968 science fiction film are changed to arabesque chords matching the surreal visuals of Sansour’s film.
Followed by a Q&A by Larissa Sansour and Nat Muller.
Friday 18 December, 00:00 → 00:00
Saturday 19 December, 00:00 → 00:00
Sunday 20 December, 00:00 → 00:00
Monday 21 December, 00:00 → 00:00
Tuesday 22 December, 00:00 → 00:00
Wednesday 23 December, 00:00 → 00:00
- Subtitles: English
(DK/PS, 2019, 28‘, DCP)
(DK, 2012, 9’, DCP)
A Space Exodus
(DK/PS, 2009, 5’ 24’’, DCP)
- Mahmoud Darwish Chair