What form do I take to be able to speak?

March 29, 2023 6:00 pm

When animals can speak, when lovers are reincarnated into beasts, or when ghosts are narrating historical events; they embody hybrid beings blurring the physical and social boundaries of who gets to tell their tale, who can act out their desires and in whose shadows are they considered othered. Hybridity is socially constructed against the accepted norm and each hybrid being, including hybrid films, is shaped by their place and time. This programme looks at both films and beings in films that break multiple forms of categorization from film genres to social identities, in order to find new vantage points of examining the status quo. The films not only present hybrid forms but examine the conditions that produce them, they ask the question how do you look and represent  monsters when you can easily be considered one? By exploring ecological and environmental degradation as well as social and political oppression, the works question what renders our teeth as fangs in broad daylight.

March 29 2023 6 – 9 PM

Maha Maamoun – Dear Animal

Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra – Good Manners

April 26 2023 6 – 9 PM

Alaa Abu Asad – The Untranslatable words of Love 

Pedro Neves Marques – The Bite 

May 31 2023 6 – 7:30 PM

Mariam Mekiwi – Before I forget 

Hassan Khan – The slapper and the cap of invisibility

Bouchra Khalil – Garden Conversation

June 21 2023 6 – 7 PM

Lawrence Lek – Black Cloud

Assem Hendawi – Simia: Stratagem for Undestining

July 26 2023 6 – 7 PM

Basma Al Sharif – A field guide to Ferns 

Panos Aprahamian – This Haunting memory is not my own